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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.

    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

    Unused Railroad Crossing
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    Unused Railroad Crossing

    August 13, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen we have another unused railroad crossing here today in Southwest 200 Street This here as you can see this track isn’t in very good condition. It looks like a third-world country around here Right? This place is an agricultural area it’s all full of nursuries, fruits agriculture whatever have you? Those branches there are debris from Hurricane Irma So this here is a Southwest view of the track right. This is the CSX homestead subdivision which was built in 1927 and then here We have a safe tran signal base a safe tran gate mechanism safe tran lights all around, we got one hanging reco light there from Hurricane Irma And lets try to cross the line So this relay case as you can see has power. There’s a light up top And then further down the line you can see that it’s obstructed which makes no difference because it’s an unused line so See what we got on this side so Im going to include a Google maps link so you guys can see for yourself where im at This side it’s same same deal. We got a safe tran signal base safe tran gate mechanism Reco crossing lights the crossing gate We got safe tran Lights all around here too and an E dinger up top See the Emergency contact info here CSX S line homestead subdivision mile post 57.87 And then once again, that’s the South sorry North East view obstructed by the tree there wood SCL crossties and the Southwest view Which looks like a third world country Alright guys, Please subscribe or like Thank you very much for viewing Follow me on instagram at railrol82 over and out

    CSX Historic Railroad Bridge
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    CSX Historic Railroad Bridge

    August 13, 2019

    That’s right ladies and gentlemen. This is a historic CSX railroad bridge in Miami, FL. It was built in 1926 by American Bridge Company and Yaskin Bridge company for the SAL which is also Seaboard Airline the Railroad back then which eventually became SCL and yeah Let me take you on this side of the bridge. That there is the Miami River. Here is the actual bridge. It says no trespassing so were going to obey those rules. and over there you can see the bridge tender’s house. Yeah, as you can see, it’s a pretty nice looking structure. This was used in the pilot episode of Miami Vice. In 1984 I remember This is also facing North This is facing South. Ok guys, let me give you one good look here. As I’m heading out. Ok guys, remember to please subscribe, like, or share this video and thank you very much for viewing. Bye bye.

    Blocked Railroad Hurricane Irma
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    Blocked Railroad Hurricane Irma

    August 13, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m here in
    Homestead Florida just north of the 296 street crossing here we can see that the
    city of Homestead is trying to clean up the debris left by a hurricane Irma, in
    its wake and we see that this portion of the unused CSX
    track has some trees on it some down branches even some entire trees this is
    mile post 65 there’s the relay case milepost 65
    Southwest 296 ST, I’ll include Google links Google Maps link then you
    can see the posture here you can see the tree right there either way it makes no difference
    because like I said there’s no trains there hasn’t been a train here for years
    and there’s there isn’t gonna be a train So this is facing North and this is facing South and this track
    was in case you don’t know guys it was built by the SAL in 1927 to promote
    tourism to Homestead. You can see the original wooden cross ties and the
    rusted rails when that would be a nice house to have
    right and then I’m looking here in the meter see
    I don’t think the meter has any… here comes the power truck so yeah the meter does, well it would
    have had power to it had there been electricity here as you can see in the
    distance you’re working to restore power in this area so yeah guys I’m
    gonna leave you with a shot of this the crossing. Please Subscribe or Like. thank you for viewing. over and out guys

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Missing Sign
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Missing Sign

    August 12, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, this is another abandoned railroad crossing here in Homestead, FL. This is SW 256th ST. Facing West. This is facing East. And here we can see the crossing sign and then the pavement marking. Or what’s left of the pavement marking. You could see the imprint of the X and barely the R. As I walk toward the crossing, you’ll notice that this one on the right side has no cross buck left And this shrubbery is almost overtaking it. In a few more months, it’s going to be completely covered. This is track view South over here. This is a former SAL track that was built in the 1920’s in an effort to bring tourism to Homestead. This is the crossing at 256th St. And off in the distance there you can see Diamond Fertilizer, which was one of the last customers on this line. That’s that white yellowish building off to the left there. Track view South. And then this is Safetran lights over here. cross buck and Safetran signal base I believe This is track view North. facing Miami. And you see the wooden SCL cross ties over here. Here is also a Safetran signal base. E dinger up top. relay case. This is again, Oh! Look at the wooden crossing this is pretty old too. characteristic of the SCL days. Okay guys, please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you very much for viewing. Take care, over and out.

    Damaged Railroad Crossing Hurricane Irma
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    Damaged Railroad Crossing Hurricane Irma

    August 12, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen today we’re
    here at South West 88th Street next to highway 874 we’re gonna be documenting
    some more damage caused by Hurricane Irma look at this car here crossing gate
    this is the median crossing on the CSX on homestead subdivision you see that the cross bucks are hanging and they’re upside down and the crossing gate cracked right there, look at that this one was made of fiberglass, look at the fibers right there yeah sorry about the Sun that’s sun’s backlight here is horrible yeah this is the aftermath of Hurricane Irma here and then other than that this crossing
    fared pretty well this is facing north west and this would be facing
    southeast there’s no more I hear that there’s no
    visible trees on the line here either but I think this sign might indicate
    some uh some danger let me see what this gas station is right next to it track
    they parked their cars right here but yeah I know this is the sign that I
    was referring to, lets see what this sign here says for anybody that knows what that means
    please comment below I’d sure love to know think it means might mean that
    there’s some hazardous conditions on the line further up ahead, please shed some light on that so yeah guys this here is the first crossing gate that I was
    showing you the damage that one’s fine and the other two are
    fine too all righty guys please subscribe or like
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    Half Removed Abandoned Railroad Spur
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    Half Removed Abandoned Railroad Spur

    August 12, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here your RR archaeologist so right now I’m at the scene of the crime at FT Lauderdale, FL at a warehouse where I filmed one of my first videos it
    was an original abandoned or seaboard Airlines railroad spur and when I
    filmed that video it was in its entirety
    however sometime between when I filmed that video and now they removed half of it, so I’m going to show you guys that. If you guys haven’t subscribe to my channel please subscribe
    so you can see more videos like this. I post videos Wed and Sun If you can help me out in my patreon that’s
    contribute to my channel I would greatly appreciate it if you can Thanks to Audra, John, & people that help out, I greatly appreciate you guys thank you very much so enjoy the video ok ladies and gentlemen here is a
    beautiful Florida canal Right next to it we have A beautiful Seaboard or what used to be a beautiful seaboard railroad spur now this is, I’m going to dare to say 100% original these wheel stops you see a lot better on this side pardon if, there’s a lot of wind so I’m going to try my best to talk close to the microphone I think it says Midwest steel corp right here yeah, Midwest Steel Corp. I’m looking for a year but can’t find it ok so then the rails officially end
    right here and now we’re gonna start our search for dates and such & interesting things okay so on the inside of the rail you
    see that it’s submerged in dirt over here oh ok I thought it was a date so yeah these ties are definitely old
    SAL ties oh it’s really on there Beauty right? she’s a beauty
    so that over there is the main seaboard railroad that was built in 1926 on the
    way to run all the way south to Homestead Florida and I have a little
    video for the end of the line of that line it’s in Homestead Florida it’s
    about 30 40 miles south of here I’ll include a link it’s a southernmost
    railroad in the United States but even further south than Texas so if this track could talk could you
    imagine the stories in hotel tell you guys I mean in 1926 this line saw steam
    all the time and then it’s all the transition from steam to diesel but yeah this raill here is so rusted When I get home, I’m going to go on look at that, where you can
    go see the historic aerial images from space and see when that crossing was
    removed my guess is sometime in the early 90s
    mid 90s so far like l said, this is all dirt filled rusted there’s no way to notice a date on them yikes that thing is boiling hot! if you guys are interested in buying I’m selling them
    name your price at the bottom leave me a comment so yeah my favorite part about exploring
    abandoned railroads is you feel you’re a part of history
    this track was built in 1926 and as I said that was almost 100 years ago so
    it’s almost like taking a trip back in time for me not to mention all the
    industry and other economic growth it brought to this area here you go, look at that wow guys I have not seen okay and then you
    guys tell me that on the top of the nail there might be a date not this one that’s the tri rail local commuter train between, he’s
    headed south right now on his way to Miami International Airport from West
    Palm Beach and then this is facing north it’s about three o’clock right now so
    the Sun is kind of setting this way I want to show you guys some funny
    graffiti here Haitians live here and poon tang, if you don’t know what that means that’s your homework… look that up I’ll give you the answer, it’s a women’s
    reproductive organ in Vietnamese I think all righty guys and that is our railroad
    for today so this is where it was a sawed off right here you can see and then all this part South to here was
    removed so in my old video you can still see well my old ditty you can see you’ll
    be able to see it all the way up to the road but here you can still see like
    part of the cross ties example another railroad spike over here so yeah that’s where this is where the
    crime scene is for us railroad loyalists you know you guys feel my pain all righty guys so please leave me a
    comment and tell me what you think thank you for watching this video and coming
    along with me on this tour please subscribe or like if you haven’t, hit
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    wednesdays and Sunday mornings take care bye bye

    Old Railroad Crossing from Seaboard Era
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    Old Railroad Crossing from Seaboard Era

    August 12, 2019

    ladies and gentlemen check out this old
    seaboard style crossing this is ancient this is over here on Miller Drive ill
    include a google link so you guys can see where I’m at
    check this out look at the signal base this is a US&S made in the USA, look at the rust on that then obviously on those visors are new so
    are the lights which is are safe fan yeah and then I can’t see if it there’s a pinnacle
    up top that’s from the Seaboard days okay see the lens here no left
    turn that’s a regular led right there so let me go ahead and give you a look at the rest of
    the crossing so over there you have the the median crossing and here you got a
    nice pine tree think that’s Australian pine so this is the CSX s line homestead
    subdivision here you see the pedestrian crossing think that’s a reco on the crossing
    gate up top then safe tran signal base and the gate mechanism is a safe tran as
    well, this would be track view Southwest there’s and there you have the relay
    case, this here is highway 874 You can hear the bad rail over there voodoo track view Southwest again and then let me
    show you what the crossing looks like so right now I’m facing the West this
    is Miller Dr this is what this crossing looks like
    from here so as you can see here’s the emergency contact info CSX s line homestead subdivision mile
    post 45.62 we got safe tran LED lights all
    around here and we got a WRRS bracket look at that patent is in 1937 wow okay
    cross buck and those are safe tran lights overhead too, okay lets see when is a good time to crossover,
    think now is, okay this is track view northeast and then this is a very basic over here
    we got a safe tran gate mechanism, safe tran signal base, safe tran lights. Reco
    lights on the aluminum crossing gate let me go ahead and make a run for it boom okay got it
    I know that’s where I was or I just filmed the cantilever and then over
    there is that old-school seaboard the 1st one ok facing east and then here we got this
    pedestrian crossing this is also a safe tran system signal base
    and a safe tran gate mechanism this one’s actually fiberglass and okay safe tran sorry Signal
    base safe Tran gate mechanism that’s an aluminum
    crossing gate with Reco lights on the crossing gate, safe tran lights over here then
    I was trying to see what kind of signal base this was but it doesn’t have any info on it maybe safe tran I already
    described the card that’s the CSX s line homestead subdivision and then give
    you a look at this crossing yeah it’s a very “high class” area of South
    Miami it’s right on the border of South Miami and Coral Gables, they have some very
    expensive houses here. Alright guys, please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing, over and out

    Unused Railroad Crossing AFTER Hurricane Irma
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    Unused Railroad Crossing AFTER Hurricane Irma

    August 12, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen so I filmed
    this crossing right before Hurricane Irma you’ll remember this was the unused
    crossing over here at Southwest 280th Street and here you can see the damage
    it yanked it right off of the arm and then this one appears to be still
    intact but as you can see uh the track is
    impassable over there you can see off in the distance uh there’s trees covering
    the middle of it so either way it makes no difference because it’s not like a
    train was gonna come here this track has been unused for years this area, its the Friday after this
    area still has no power so they’re probably not gonna fix this anytime soon
    I’m guessing and this is actually one of the older all crossing gates this one’s
    made out of fiberglass you see the fibers there Reco lights poor guy Alright guys, thanks for viewing this video. Please Subscribe or like over and out