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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing CSX FEC Connector Track?
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing CSX FEC Connector Track?

    September 2, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, here is an abandoned railroad crossing. This is emergency contact it says SXH which is The CSX S line Homestead Extension Mile Post 66.5 so this track Might or might not have connected to to the FEC Oversea Railway which is just a few blocks East of here. See? There was a switch right there. The railroad. And just over there where those palm trees are is US 1 The FEC Oversea Railway ran parallel to US 1 Some people say this track connected Some people say it didn’t. I have a railroad atlas That says it did, but That’s not here nor there right now. So anyway this is looking West. And this used to be part of the former SAL line. That was built in the 1920’s. I’m going to take you on a tour down this line. Ok guys so there it is There’s the railroad. And we’re going to see 3 or 4 more crossings See there are the rails. We just came from 2nd Ave. There’s a cross buck, cross buck rails right there. Another cross buck. This here is SW 4th Ave. And again we see another crossing over here. So I can see these rails haven’t been used in a LONG time. 5th Ave coming up here. And that’s where it came from. That would be, there’s a wye there. Which I have a video on. I’ll include a link to. And This is facing West. Like I said, this is the old SAL line. Make a quick U turn over here. And now we’re facing East again. Alright ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share. Take care. Over and out. Bye. Bye.

    Old Railroad Crossing US&S on CSX Former SAL SCL Miami, FL
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    Old Railroad Crossing US&S on CSX Former SAL SCL Miami, FL

    August 27, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I want to show you guys an old style CSX Railroad Crossing To begin with, I’m going to show you this one with the pointy tip. This one has the no left turn lens on it. I don’t know if you can see it. Get you up close here. No left turn. And then one up top. And then what I really want to show you guys let me give you a side view of this one. is the old style cantilevers that are used in this crossing You can see them on that side of the road that would be the East side of this intersection which is Coral Way and SW 72nd Ave. Miami, FL These are probably dating back to the SAL or SCL days and then they can also be found on this side of the intersection, Which is the West side looking East. Yeah. They don’t make them like that anymore. See if I can see who manufactured these and it says US&S Oh! They manufacture the mechanical teardrop bell! nice. So do you guys know if they made the cantilevers also? Please comment below. Interesting thing, I can see over there That crossing has an E bell on it so despite it being an old style cantilever this old crossing over here, they have E bells on both sides. Funny, I would’ve expected to have seen the mechanical bells. Alright guys, Please subscribe, like, or share. And I thank you very much for viewing. bye bye.

    Removed Railroad Crossing
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    Removed Railroad Crossing

    August 26, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen RailRol82
    here, this is a sad day for rail fans this here is the CSX homestead subdivision right and as you can see the crossing was removed recently they got this
    sign now tracks out of service and then right now walking South and I think over here was where the
    cantilever once stood yeah they removed, there’s no more signs of it see? so then this here is a track view Southwest and you can see
    that the next crossing which is 232nd ST the signals are still there those signals are still there. I guess
    their days are counted like they’ll probably be removed sometime soon so the tracks are out of service and then
    I’m gonna cross the road now this is track view north
    east a whole lot of cars coming, let me
    try to see if l could film it on this side but on this side we got the same view
    you got the pavement markings right there and you got the rxr right
    there and then here you got the out of service sign this is the northbound lane
    of Krome Avenue and here is where the cantilever stood too. There’s no traces, they removed everything. The washers the only thing I can see the wires everything was cut removed and the relay case is gone yeah totally totally track view NE guys let me
    give you then another shot this way and yeah so I guess it’s just a matter
    of time before the rails are pulled to won’t be seeing you guys much longer so
    it was a pleasure knowing you and I had high hopes for you but I guess not everybody else did or who knows maybe you’ll be sold and reused again in the future it’s happened before all right you guys, Please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Railroad Archaeology
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Railroad Archaeology

    August 25, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen another
    abandoned railroad crossing here in North Miami, I’ll include a Google Maps
    link cuz I’m not sure I’ve been driving around this little industrial so
    I’m not sure the Avenue but I’ll find it on Google Maps and include a link down
    below so let’s see so here the sidewalk ends right this is
    facing south this would be facing north this would have been an industrial spur
    and then this facing this is facing east see we see no traces of trail of rails
    or spikes they probably see yeah they removed a cross buck on both
    sides, there’s a car coming let him pass on that side I don’t see the location of the cross buck either
    where it was so yeah I just went right in here It’s a jungle in there This is facing north so this is pretty
    much like all we see here just these the grade that’s it see uh Oh trying to dig for it but you can’t
    see them there how unfortunate and I’m gonna try to see my intuition
    tells me that crossbuck would have been somewhere around here but nope
    that was probably taken out so long ago all righty guys please subscribe or like
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    Unused Railroad Crossing SW 216th ST Miami Florida
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    Unused Railroad Crossing SW 216th ST Miami Florida

    August 24, 2019


    okay ladies gentlemen today we have
    another unused railroad crossing here at Southwest 216th Street near cutler
    ridge homestead area South Dade okay so this is a CSX s line homestead
    extension subdivision and this is an ungated crossing here I’m gonna give
    you track view northeast you see there’s a tree blocking the way
    right there from Hurricane Irma this is This is a safetran signal base I believe
    yeah safetran signal base emergency contact info
    CSX s-line homestead subdivision milepost 59 point 26 and we got
    fungus filled safe tran lights all around e dinger up top cross bucks
    over here Street crossing is pretty good there’s no bumps or degradation and this is track view SouthWest this crossing is a little bit tilted maybe
    from the winds a hurricane Irma maybe from no upkeep but you can see the that those lights let me first give you
    the signal base, safe tran signal base emergency contact info and then you can see the back of those lights are
    in dire need of paint, safe tran all around and then over there we got the relay
    case which has no power to it give you that I’m gonna include a Google Maps link to
    this location so you guys can see exactly where I’m at
    follow it yourselves Oh actually yeah look at the crack on the the crack on the
    signal base here wow, nice all right you guys follow me on instagram at railrol82
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Activated 1st Time in Years
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Activated 1st Time in Years

    August 22, 2019


    Ladies and gentlemen this might be the
    last time you guys might ever hear this Crossing activated this is obviously
    a malfunction. I don’t know if it was caused by Hurricane Irma but
    yeah this crossing here is unused right it’s the CSX S line Homestead
    subdivision milepost 60.67 got a safe tran systems signal base it’s an ungated
    gated crossing but you can see that the lights are going off now obviously uh
    there hasn’t been a train here for years this is track view Southwest as you
    can see over there there’s our shrubs covering the tracks this is track view north-east You can hear that E dinger Then you got the relay case there. safe tran signal base as well I’ve never
    heard this crossing activated before so my first time and this will probably be
    the last time cuz as I said CSX hasn’t sent a train here in years nor do they
    have any plans to there’s actually been talks of them trying to sell this line
    or do something with it but yeah as you can see this this rail here is from 1926
    was which was when the line was originally built 1925 no no 1926 it was that’s the year was built in 1926
    to promote tourism to homestead which is just about maybe 10 15 miles down that
    way see what else can I tell you about the
    line yeah it was originally built for for passenger trains that was
    discontinued in about sixties or seventies then it was
    Freight This is an agricultural area here so there’s no industry other than
    strawberries and avocados and as you can see there’s a nursery there this is what
    it’s what it mostly is the nurseries and mangos avocados limes fruits vegetables
    things of that nature let me give you one last shot as I said
    this is not gonna be, you’re not you’re probably not ever going
    to see us again so this will be the way we sign off on this video a tribute to
    this crossing this is Southwest two hundred and thirty second street alrighty
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    you for viewing over and out

    Rare US&S Teardrop Bell, Old Railroad Crossing, and Switch CSX Downtown Miami Spur Former SAL
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    Rare US&S Teardrop Bell, Old Railroad Crossing, and Switch CSX Downtown Miami Spur Former SAL

    August 20, 2019


    Teardrop mechanical bell guys from the SAL days. From the 40s that bell’s been there. The bell itself is a US&S Model 15 highway crossing bell. US&S right? The bell was first patented on February 20th, 1917. These bells are 100 years old now. This is a 3rd generation tear drop bell. So that bell is 100 years old? It’s still active. These teardrop bells were actually made between the 1940s to the mid 1960s when they stopped production. But this is a 3rd generation teardrop bell. The second generation shows up as their still… What does it say on top there? On top it says US&S Co. patent number. The patent number is 3rd generation the US&S Co. and it had a shield on the back of the dong. That’s the second generation. The 1st generation was a little bit bigger and more solidified. Only said Union Pat. Pen. Look at the pinnacle! And then we got an old switch back here. Look at this guys! This is buried treasure over here! IT’s a WEIR switch. facing West again. And we’re going to take one more look at the 100 year old mechanical teardrop bell. Even though CSX runs on it, You can see it says, “CSX Downtown” but but it’s maintained by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Alright guys, thank you for viewing

    Old Railroad Crossing 1987 & Now
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    Old Railroad Crossing 1987 & Now

    August 19, 2019


    Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m going to take you back in time April 1987 Look at the 3 cantilevers Old SCL cantilevers This is where it’s located. Right on North River Drive where the red arrow is flashing. It’s a very busy corner of Miami. You got 4 main streets meeting there. You got North River Drive right here then you got NW 36th ST US 27 in the background and then you got the 112 highway exit and the on ramp quite a lot right? This is track view South. As you can see, this is the CSX historic Bridge in Miami, which was built in 1926. and the signal right there. And then track view North You’ll notice the 112 and there’s a Tri Rail Station. So now onto the crossing as it looks nowadays. Hey guys, I’m going to show you guys an old school SCL crossing located on the S line extension There’s the mile post right here. WRRS cantilever with Modern Industries lights Okay guys and we got 4 Safe Tran lights up there. But yeah, that cantilever that side got replaced with the modern one. See it’s vastly different from this one Here you even have the crossing gate separate from the cantilever which is a characteristic of an SCL crossing. And here you have a Safe Tran gate mechanism. And let me give you a shot from the back. Crossing lights are Reco lights. Oh, here you go! Our lucky day, they’re doing signal work. signal maintenance over here. Electronic Bell sounds That’s an E dinger. Back in the day this used to be a most likely a US&S mechanical teardrop bell. I have a video. I’ll include a link to it. There’s one down the line. Yeah, look at the Safe Tran Systems base. And we got the crossing gate going back up now. There was a huge malfunction at this crossing a few weeks ago. I’ll include a link in the description. Okay guys, please subscribe, like, or share. And I thank you very much for viewing. Take care. Over and out.

    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.

    Railroad Crossing Malfunction Ghost Train
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    Railroad Crossing Malfunction Ghost Train

    August 14, 2019


    Ladies and gentlemen what else is new?
    Another crossing gate malfunction here on the RTA this time we’re waiting for a
    ghost train see, that guy’s already starting to
    make a u-turn over there and then here you have this guy and
    there’s some goes back that way. I’m inside the car because outside it’s
    like 99 degrees you know how that Miami weather is. Okay let’s see if these there
    you go right down came up then came down? Yep, yet again. There you go! Come back down now. It was too good to last! gate runner right there If it keeps like this, somebody’s going to break it. like we saw that time remember over
    there in 20th Street? Yeah another ghost train coming through here This is incredible. This happens here it seems like
    everyday. I have three three cases of this happening already oh yeah three
    this is the fourth on the same line maintained by the SFRTA look at that. Wow! truly amazing North West 71st Street and
    they go back up and let’s see how long it is until they come back down again They’re behaving themselves! Wow, it appears the malfunction might
    be over. Give it a few more. the other guys stopping on the tracks
    right there yeah Yeah I think this one’s over guys so
    thank you for viewing please subscribe or like, take care over and out