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    Abandoned Publix Railroad in Miami
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    Abandoned Publix Railroad in Miami

    August 17, 2019

    CSX Publix abandoned spur guys. This here is the Publix distribution center in North Miami right. It’s one of the main warehouses. This is gate 4. You got the military style barbed wire where anybody would slice themselves if they attempt to enter this place. But yeah, here is where I wanted to focus your attention. Anybody that sees this is like Wow! That’s a tremendous spur, tremendous railroad going into Publix right? But look, abandoned. If you don’t see that its abandoned I’m going to take you to where you can really see that its abandoned. Were going to walk toward where it met up with the mainline. Right now I’m walking East. toward the CSX mainline. Back there was Gate 4 where we were. A few moments ago. and walking West, sorry East. We were facing West, now were facing East. Oh you don’t see those of wood anymore. That is throwback right there. and We’re coming up to where it was cut. From the mainline, Right…. on the other side of the street. There it is, you can see some undesirable people decided to litter. I actually have a video on that abandoned spur over there too guys If you want to see it, I’ll include a link for it. See, make sure nobody’s coming ok. So yeah, somebody was nice enough to put a bathtub right where the spur used to be. See you got a dresser there. And this marks the end of the spur. yeah, that used to be the Publix spur guys, but I just discovered something as I was walking over here. Look at this, there’s an abandoned spur here also. That’s old. That wood wow. Thank you very much for viewing the video guys. Appreciate it and pleas subscribe, like, or share. Thanks and bye. bye.

    Train at Pedestrian Railroad Crossing
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    Train at Pedestrian Railroad Crossing

    August 17, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m here in Fort lauderdale FL and that sound you’re hearing is an FEC freight train that is about to come thru this railroad crossing thats the FT lauderdale bridge there’s a drawbridge right, about 100 feet south of me right there is the drawbridge I already hear the crossing at Broward Blvd coming down this here is a pedestrian crossing so we’ll stay and see the train

    First Abandoned Railroad Crossing
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    First Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    August 17, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, so today we’re gonna embark on a new journey this is gonna be
    the CSX Homestead subdivision here you can see the advanced warning sign the
    pavement markings this is Southwest 152nd Street so this is the first
    crossing right after the Y which I’m gonna show you the first crossing after
    the Y which is out of service it hasn’t seen a train since I think I think there
    was a train here in 2006 one train that moved real cars that were stored over
    there it’s out to here but there’s no what
    there hasn’t many customers on the line since like twelve or thousand twelve or
    2013 okay so right now I am heading westbound
    on Southwest 150 second Street one five two I’m running through the
    Google Maps ticker this location they said this is the first crossing on the
    line and what’s stopping that they should
    very nice about it Friday and then here we’re going to see as CSX
    a spine or homestead extension milepost 50 3.81 then here we we have AWC Hayes a
    Sigma bass and invents this gate mechanism Ebell up top the cantilever is
    Lincoln industries and then this is facing north east right well this rail
    was put in in oh yeah in 2017 I guess it’s when when they had to haul
    away though those real cars I told you about because maybe the line not the the
    rail couldn’t not extend on the train and it would the world it would have
    derailed so they had to swap it out so over there
    about a mile down is the Y and then solder that white well that Y is used by
    train uh-oh 721 which goes out west to collect the rocks at the Rock Creek and
    then here we have tracked you oh by the way there’s a signal base sorry really
    so this is chasing south east
    you have a diagonal crossing here and this is about 4:30 p.m. so I’m right
    in the middle of rush-hour traffic and you can see how crazy it is to so far
    across the street but your humble servants your railroad archaeologist is
    gonna try to do that for you by the way the lights up top or am i
    likes sorry you know WC needs then we got that broken or crossing get up there and we have one on this side but man
    this is class in this girl’s gonna be pretty tough okay guys so I made it to the median
    right and then here we have oh no this one’s missing its visor and vents this
    game mechanism WCA signal base w see these lights Novell traffic to stop that
    red light and then here we have another WC haze a signal piece and the track view Southwest right there yeah this this club this grade was
    recently done but here we can see the original rail and it’s from on 19 1934 original rail from 1934 okay LED lights brief these are WCS yeah WCA
    is our signal base and vents this game mechanism and those are definitely WC
    haze lights around alrighty guys so this is the first abandoned crossing on the
    CSX homestead subdivision with the 1934 rail on it thank you for viewing look at
    the old ties here please subscribe our light thank you over and out

    Almost Gone Historic Abandoned Railroad
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    Almost Gone Historic Abandoned Railroad

    August 17, 2019

    you we’re over here ladies &
    gentlemen your humble your honor our colleges with you today so this is a
    stop West 85th Street in South West 17th Avenue I’m going to include a Google
    Maps links to this location this is a follow up video this was one of my first
    videos that I made when I when I created this channel a couple of years ago and
    this is actually my favorite railroad well it was my favorite railroad not my
    favorite abandoned although there is still part of it left
    luckily the rig about 98% of the rails have been pulled on this railroad and
    this is the only part that has not been pulled yet so I’m gonna show you that
    right now but first I’m gonna show you so right there are the rails and this is
    where it crossed this bridge this bridge was removed like you know 2000 here
    maybe 2000 the crossed going south and eventually over there is us one it went
    parallel see was one so yeah when I was kid in the 80s you could drive by here
    and see this track well I think the last train
    came by an 84 that’s when they put the motorway over there well so yeah I was
    oh that’s where I was standing already I began filming and then this here is
    door but the bridge once stood I’m going to show you guys right now part of
    history legend has it that at night you can still hear the rumble of chains
    through you so here it is oh actually this I’d never seen before
    holy moly is on a huge iguana there that just drove into the canal so here it’s
    actually part of whether the pilings for the trustfull was look at 1 2 3 I had
    not seen this before well I’m glad I decided to come here today look at that
    that is history right there the railroad archaeologist and that’s me touching
    history that tie this well this rail road was made circa 1928 because though over there where that material is
    the elevated rail that one was made in 1896 to go to the Florida Keys and then
    this branch line was made after to connect us one going north to Miami
    International Airport about ten miles or so so yeah I’m gonna see if I can find a
    history or a manufacturer on this rail so again this is facing south and this
    is facing north Beauty oh I was gonna say she’s not so
    beautiful anymore but she still is beautiful in my eyes because I’ve been
    seeing it since I was a kid she will always be beautiful at this this tree grew around the the
    rail look at the anchor is rating still firmly in place you got this going on
    over here sitting those rails with pretty modern I don’t fall I love it
    they have those wheels in 1928 honestly cuz I know the seaboard ones had that
    fin neck oh here we go there’s some information there right okay so 1945 is
    this one but this perhaps wasn’t all the original real it could have been a face
    it could irritate the original good saw so it’s still kind of jumbled a railroad
    here every tree here I’m guessing the ones that are cut was
    because of Hurricane Andrew but all the other ones Hurricane Andrew happen in 92
    so this tree and those two over there they’ve been growing after 1984 and
    there’s been nothing to deter their growth because I mean it’s not a trace
    come by so it is global at their own free will and the house look at how deep
    the grass is here it’s like me high but you’re not that’s why your railroad
    archaeologist is here he doesn’t care about new high grass goes in it forever
    and this time we’re completely track we have another date here we had another date there but it’s part
    suyo I wrote it so yeah this sadly month it’s almost gone I mean it’s been 1984
    was 35 years ago and this it’s still pretty intact for being abandoned 35
    years ago I really don’t know why they ripped you even still see the baddest I
    really don’t know why they uh they ripped all this this was ripped by the
    way that got in 2008 so in 2008 they ripped going north to here they ripped
    all over they began ripping all the rails and they began ripping or removing
    the railroad crossings like in 2012 ish sad but you okay I’m gonna walk some
    more down the line and you guys can come along with me if you like you said I’m
    gonna include a Google map in so you guys can follow along so yeah so when
    the overseas railway was going on when it was going to us it was all here you
    go typing hey it’s hot it’s like 82 h87 80 degrees right now so you guys know
    hot that things yeah so it was primarily a primarily know it was a passenger
    railroad up until 1935 when the Labor Day hurricane wiped it out Stacey noise facing south so yeah so
    well everything maybe the hair can wipe that out and then FBC thought it was too
    costly to replace the railroad so they ended up selling from Florida City South
    to Key West they ended up selling it back to the state
    and then from Florida City North Woods the railroad
    was still active up until in 1984 and then from 1935 to 1984 you may ask what
    did they go do all the way to Florida City and I’ll tell you they went over
    there to ha produce potatoes and such bring them back and eat for cards but
    then on the 80s is when trucking began taking it’s off its rise and rail began
    taking a decline so that’s what happened here sadly enough up until I think a few
    years ago there was still over could be used to see some concrete sides over
    here I’ll put a tough few years ago like you
    can still see this is where the great blossom would they still had that
    advanced warning rxr sign not anymore yeah this everything has gone here you
    would have never known it was a real rule in sports that’s highway a 78 so uh
    highway 878 so you guys remember how to track south sorry well yeah went south
    then Southwest then here there was a wife that branched out through here like
    this going east the north along us one and
    then Southwest like that I met up with the other one that’s where I was so that train to Florida City from 1935
    to 1984 I don’t know about the first years but I know like towards the end I
    ran once a week I think it had all just a few real cards wasn’t anything major however I always say that if I always
    say FEC lacked vision because if they would have kept this real estate here
    with with the rails on it going back that way south well so this way goes to
    Miami International Airport which was which is a central hub for
    transportation here man and this track connected Miami International Airport
    with homestead so pretty much covered all of the Greater South Florida and
    then if this was this the rails were in place today and this property still
    belongs to FEC this would have been prime real estate for a bright light it
    would have alleviated a whole lot of traffic and if they would have had even
    more vision back in 1935 they never would have sold it to the state they
    would have they would have replaced that line and still had passenger trains
    going out to the keys they would had a monopoly on it because no to this day
    nobody else has had a railroad to the keys you can imagine that’s a huge
    investment with a lot of capital a lot of resources not to mention other
    environmentalists like nobody would want to it’d be virtually impossible to
    create so do you have some cross ties this is Southwest 88th Street and yeah that’s where it goes right
    there there’s a fence that says no trespassing so I’m gonna come back this
    way and take you to the rails then I’m gonna take yourself again you

    Destruction at Railroad Crossing
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    Destruction at Railroad Crossing

    August 15, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen so this here
    is right next to the Miami International Airport I don’t know if this was this
    looks like the site of a horrible accident because, look at this we got this
    over here street light right sticking right off of
    the foundation yeah it looks like a horrible accident and then what caught
    my eye was that as I was driving over here this is the the Lehigh spur right
    to CSX Lehigh spur give you a tour of the crossing, so thats facing west this is a
    MI signal base you got you can see over there I’m going to show
    the relay case Milam Dairy Road s-line Lehigh subdivision milepost 1042.39 okay
    then over there we see actually we see that there was a spur here at one point see the crossties right there right yeah
    it was definitely a spur there so yeah so that’s facing west as I said MI
    signal base that was covered but I’m guessing it was MI because
    the lights are mi well actually one light is mi and one light is safetran see
    the bracket e bell and then over here emergency contact info
    we got a Harmon cantilever and
    one safe tran light and one harmon light Harmon light has the visor that I like
    see how it’s different that this one yeah the one the right is the one that l
    prefer okay we got the cross bucks cantilever up top we got our Harmon
    lights and safe tran too and then this is what I wanted to show see this is facing North I’m going to cross the road now This one was taken off to Look at that I don’t know if this is a product of Hurricane Irma or
    somebody hit it so this is a safe tran signal base
    Safe Tran gate mechanism and safe tran lights this is track view East and then over
    here we got an mi signal base that would be an MI gate mechanism
    these lights are mi as well we got a we got a mechanical bell now we’re talking. MI
    signal base WC Hayes gate mechanism safe Tran and that’s a WC Hayes Mechanical bell uptop. Reco lights onthe crossing gate and here we got an mi cantilever and those lights let me see are they mi
    no they’re safetran. Well yeah, actually one is MI There you see a plane coming in. Okay guys please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing
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    Train at HUGE Railroad Crossing
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    Train at HUGE Railroad Crossing

    August 15, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, Railrol82 here. So this is one of the larger RR crossings in broward county here broward blvd and this is facing north, brightline station right there we just got a green over here and i hear train horns the crossing over there just activated right now we’re going to see this rather large crossing activate right now and we’re going to see a train pass through here i’ll include a Google Maps link so you guys can follow along so check out the cantilever right there that thing is huge 3 track crossing don’t want to miss it when it activates i can hear the horn and the crossing north of here already activated they say the early bird gets the worm right

    Historic Railroad Crossing
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    Historic Railroad Crossing

    August 15, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen
    so this video you’re gonna see something I had already shown you but I’m gonna show you something else I hadn’t shown you on at the same location
    so on that side we have a US&S tear drop bell right I think it’s the only one left
    in Miami and I’m gonna get that so here we have a oh it’s the USNS and then here we
    see the rails protecting it so this is a USNS signal base old from 1941 you see
    the date there emergency contact info DOT tag safe tran lights all around and the
    pinnacle from the seaboard days up top here we have track view west towards Hialeah some voodoo right there in a garbage bag sidewalk crossing so let me show you from this side this
    is an original US&S tear drop bell safe tran lights all around
    the rails over here too because the protection point US&S signal based also from 1941 WRRS bracket and you can see that that mast is pretty rusty yet it probably has some
    interesting stories to tell so here are some well remove the ties and this is
    track view east towards downtown Miami here you have a MI relay case and let me give you a shot of the to
    drop bail from this side think that that might be the only one left in Miami
    possibly South Florida do you guys know of any other teardrop elves please
    comment below I’d love to know her or there’s another one because I really
    this is the only one I’ve seen so alright guys please comment on that and
    then thank you for viewing please subscribe or like take care over and out

    Is This Railroad Spur Abandoned Active Or Unused ?
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    Is This Railroad Spur Abandoned Active Or Unused ?

    August 15, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, your railroad archaeologist so next to the strain again the abandoned
    train that I filmed and I want to show you guys something else that was over
    here it’s like the gift that keeps on giving this area this is all an
    abandoned the spirit that went into this dog Factory over here one of the rails that the Train is on it
    says 1927 on it so you guys have a reference point 1927 all right there you go
    I have a couple real spikes for sale of you guys are interested leave me some
    comments you guys are interested we’ll make some Arabians
    oh my God look at this the mecca of railroad spikes look at all that geez
    buoys I’m gonna include a Google Maps link to
    this location so you guys can all follow along and it’s cold it’s like 45 degrees it’s too easy so how do I know it’s abandoned you ask first of all if you follow the gap the
    line is set to go straight not into that spur second of all it’s missing well no
    I thought it was missing the switch handle but it starts lieutenant yeah I
    don’t know maybe maybe they use cross spots cross what used to be that’s
    funny they don’t even include our a railroad company on this and then last but not least the one on
    this side great crossing looks pretty good vot number but no road funny
    I’m gonna guess I United Pacific alrighty guys thank you for viewing
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    and Sunday mornings and drop me some comments below so I can know what you
    think about this video alrighty guys thank you take care bye

    Old & Mixed Railroad Crossing
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    Old & Mixed Railroad Crossing

    August 15, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen we continue
    our tour today over here the CSX our downtown Miami spur so this is track
    view west towards Hialeah there you see the mile post 39 and then here
    we have the crossing this oh wow look WABCO wabco signal base and this one has the US&S back from the the seaboard days okay we have a safe train gate mechanism
    WC hayes lights WRRS bracket man this is like the Frankenstein of crossings here and an E bell, nice here we have the emergency contact info premier products cantilever see what
    kind of lights these are WC Hayes right WC Hayes lights with my favorite
    visors cross buck and WC hayes lights up top as well this is the western side of the
    crossing and I’m gonna see if I can cross this is a kind of a busy Avenue
    here Northwest 17th Ave yeah ok so then on this side we have a premier products cantilever emergency contact info another WABCO signal base, I’ve never
    seen one of these before safe tran gate mechanism WC hayes lights Oh look at that a Wabco Bracket, E bell and this crossing gate
    doesn’t go all the way up because it’s gonna interfere with the power line so
    then here we have the relay case and track view east towards downtown Miami, this is one of the loading docks here it’s kinda like a third-world country doesn’t
    it? so yeah all righty guys give you another track view
    here please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Night Railroad Crossing & FEC Train 105
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    Night Railroad Crossing & FEC Train 105

    August 15, 2019

    crossing activated train horn Hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here We’re going to see Brightline Red testing at this RR crossing train horn train horn train horn train horn False alarm! Brightline is going to be testing. He should be the next one! He should be coming right behind him. crossing activation Please Subscribe or Like! Thank you very much for viewing Over and out