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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.

    Abandoned Railroad Reclaimed by Nature
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    Abandoned Railroad Reclaimed by Nature

    August 27, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. We’ve got another abandoned railroad crossing as you can
    see I still got some more of these from the last time on me okay so I’m going to include a google
    maps link to my location down in the description This is where the spur went into this is the last trace of it then that
    this goes from here this is facing East now facing
    East No cross bucks, nothing I think that rail now I am facing west
    and that’s where I began filming originally over there see how the sidewalk was built to accommodate the the railroad this would have been either
    I don’t know if CSX was the last one to use it or seaboard incredible huh? so yeah guys I’m gonna include a Google
    map link and then I’m going to walk over here so you guys know what where the
    last rail goes or the last visible rail anyways so this side too, they built the
    sidewalk to accommodate the railroad and zoom in here yeah one little clue though that might help us date this back, as you know as we are railroad archaeologist I noticed that this this
    light post was installed October 1977 so if this industrial park was established
    around 1977 it’s safe to say that this spur was probably put in around that
    time all right guys. Please subscribe or like
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    Old Abandoned Railroad Spur
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    Old Abandoned Railroad Spur

    August 27, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here in Oakland Park, FL right next to the CSX main line. and look at what we have over here. We have an abandoned railroad spur. That used to service this warehouse over here. This is where the boxcars used to load. or unload. Classic SCL crossties. As this used to be a former SCL track back in the day before the merger. This is facing North and this would’ve been the end. of the spur. And now were going South again. Look at this. Look at this, they’re all over the place. Alright guys, I think That is it, there’s no more over there This is where the railcars used to load. Let me just take you guys here to the end of the line. I was trying to look for a date on the rails but they’re rusted beyond recognition. They have a layer of dirt here that’s been encrusted on them. Alright guys, thank you very much for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you. 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.

    Upside Down Cross buck & Abandoned Railroad
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    Upside Down Cross buck & Abandoned Railroad

    August 26, 2019


    Guys, check this out. This is a wrongly placed cross buck by CSX Look at the milepost right there. and then look at how they put the crossing. They put it upside down. Incredible huh? Then, over here there’s a abandoned spur. Apparently this is a interesting. Yeah guys, it’s fenced off about 50 feet down the road. Look at the rail spikes. It’s an old SCL line. See if I could Well this line is still connected to the mainline. I have a another video which I did on that side I’ll include the link to it. But yeah guys, let me give you one more shot of the wrongly placed cross buck. I don’t know if its even worth it to call and report this because its obviously abandoned so This is what the other side of the crossing looks like 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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    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Old Switch CSX SCL
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    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Old Switch CSX SCL

    August 23, 2019


    OK guys, CSX abandoned spur North Miami, FL This is facing NE. That’s the CSX mainline over there. The overpass is Miami Gardens Drive. And up until a year ago This line was active; they used it for Mow storage. I seen some stored in that spur over there next to the warehouse. But now they just paved over it so They sealed it’s fate for good over here. Look at that. Look at the switch. A Beth Steel switch Oh! 1956. Oh it’s locked. So this would be facing West, guys. Look at the 2 lads crossing the road there. My buddy Chris and Heckman. They’re just as heartbroken as I am to find out that this spur became abandoned. We can hardly contain ourselves. Alright guys, I thank you very much for viewing this video. Please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you, bye. Bye.

    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Old Switch CSX SCL
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    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Old Switch CSX SCL

    August 22, 2019


    OK guys, CSX abandoned spur North Miami, FL This is facing NE. That’s the CSX mainline over there. The overpass is Miami Gardens Drive. And up until a year ago This line was active; they used it for Mow storage. I seen some stored in that spur over there next to the warehouse. But now they just paved over it so They sealed it’s fate for good over here. Look at that. Look at the switch. A Beth Steel switch Oh! 1956. Oh it’s locked. So this would be facing West, guys. Look at the 2 lads crossing the road there. My buddy Chris and Heckman. They’re just as heartbroken as I am to find out that this spur became abandoned. We can hardly contain ourselves. Alright guys, I thank you very much for viewing this video. Please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you, bye. Bye.

    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