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    Homemade explosives found near train tracks
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    Homemade explosives found near train tracks

    August 27, 2019


    THAT. IT WAS A NEIGHBOR THAT CALLED 911 WHEN THE IT IS THE BRUSH FIRE ALONG THE TRACKS.>>THEY NOTICED THE BRUSH FIRE ALONG THE TRACKS.>>THIS IS NOT RELATED TO TERRORISM. MARY: THIS MAY HAVE BEEN NOTHING MORE THAN A JUVENILE PRANK BUT NO ONE WAS LAUGHING. THE TWO HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES DEVICE WERE DISCOVERED ALONG THE TRAIN TRACKS.>>THERE WAS TO DEVICES SO THERE WAS A BRUSH FIRE THAT WAS A RESULT OF AN INCENDIAR DEVICE. CAMBRIDGE FIREFIGHTERS LOCATED THE SECO DEVIC IN THE INBOUND TRACK ON THE GAUGE. MARY: NO ONE WAS HURT, IT WAS MAINLY UNNERVING AND INCONVENIENT.>>PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OU WHATEVER THEY CAN GET.>>THERE WAS PRANK, NOT COOL.>>WE DO NOT BELIEVE THERE WAS DANGER TO THE PUBLIC. OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION WE SHUT DOWN THE TRACK AND THE TRAINS. ONE OF THE DEVICES WAS RENDERED USELESS.>>THEY WILL BE COLLECTING SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM NEARBY BUSINESSES. PLEASE TELL ME THEY — POLICE

    Troubled Tracks: Young, Braun want input on blocked railroad crossings
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    Troubled Tracks: Young, Braun want input on blocked railroad crossings

    August 26, 2019


    3 3 3 SHELLEY– THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC ON BLOCKED RAILROAD CROSSINGS. 3 INDIANA SENATORS TODD YOUNG AND MIKE BRAUN WANT HOOSIERS TO GIVE THEIR TWO CENTS.THE F-R-A IS LOOKING INTO POTENTIAL SAFETY CONCERNS WITH CROSSINGS BLOCKED BY TRAINS. THEY WANT INFORMATION ON FREQUENCY, LOCATION AND IMPACT OF HIGHWAY-RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS BLOCKED BY SLOW-MOVING OR IDLING TRAINS. THAT ALSO INCLUDES EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES THAT MAY BE SIGNIFICANTLY DELAYED FROM RESPONDING TO AN INCIDENT OR TRANSPORTING PATIENTS TO A HOSPITAL. 3 SHELLEY– AND WE WANT TO KNOW — IS THERE A RAILROAD CROSSING IN YOUR AREA THAT CAUSES CONSISTENT TRAFFIC ISSUES?LET US KNOW — ON OUR EYEWITNESS NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE. 3 SHELLEY– INDIANA’S SECRETARY OF STATE HAS RELEASED THIS

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    How to Deal With Railway Crossing Signs for Road Test

    August 25, 2019


    [TITLE: RAILWAY CROSSING SIGNS | PASS A ROAD TEST SMART] Hi there smart drivers. Rick with Smart
    Drive Test talking to you today about the railway sign and railway crossings. When I moved to BC’s interior a
    couple of years ago, I was stationed in Kamloops, BC, Canada to do some training and I have to say that up to that point I’d lived in Ontario and Australia, and trains and railway crossings in terms of driving had been more or less off my
    radar. Most of the ones in the east and most of the ones in Australia have been
    torn up. So railway crossings didn’t really
    feature much in my driving; however, in Kamloops, BC railway crossings are a big
    deal. And where the school was there in Kamloops was not too far from
    the railway crossings. You had to go over the railway tracks just as soon as you
    came out of the school. The student stops behind the railway tracks and waits
    for the light to go green. On the green he proceeds up to the intersection. As soon as he gets to the intersection, the light goes red. He stops and the trailer is hanging back
    over two sets of railway tracks. Fortunately nothing happened, but I’ll
    tell you, it was a few tense moments of sitting on railway tracks in a town
    where you don’t know when the trains are coming. We’ll be right back to talk to you
    about railway crossings. [OPENING CREDITS & MUSIC] Hi there smart drivers. Rick with Smart
    Drive Test – welcome back. Today we’re talking to you about railway crossings
    and the railway sign. One of the reasons that trains are so dangerous is because
    trains don’t keep schedules. You don’t know when they’re going to
    show up. And the other thing that you need to know about trains especially for
    a road test – trains have the right of way. You need to
    give trains the right away. 50 to 60 people in Canada are still killed every
    year by trains. In the United States you can multiply that number by ten and
    you’ll probably come up with a fairly reasonable number for the number of
    people that are still killed in the United States by trains every year. Half the people who are killed by trains
    are killed at night. They run into the side of the trains because they don’t
    see them. And the other significant portion of people who are killed in car-train crashes are because there’s multiple tracks and one of the trains is
    hidden by the other train. So they don’t see the train, drive onto the
    tracks, and are hit. Many railway crossings have cautionary signs that
    warn you beforehand that there’s going to be a railway crossing. There might be
    road markings. All railway crossings that intersect with roadways have some sort
    of control. This railway crossing has a stop sign.
    They may also have lights and gates. If there’s a gate and the lights are
    flashing, you cannot proceed until the gate goes up. You must wait – don’t get on the track and
    have the gate come down on your car. I’ve seen that happen too. As well, stop 15
    meters from the railway crossing. If you’re parking near a railway crossing – 15 meters or 50 feet from the railway crossing. If you’re stopping near railway
    crossings: five meters from the track; no farther than 50 meters back. So 15 to
    50 feet away from the railway crossing. For the purposes of a road test if you’re driving a manual transmission – do not shift over railway tracks. It’s a
    major demerit on a road test. Finally, if you’re unfortunate enough on
    a railway crossing to have your vehicle break down or you get stuck on the
    tracks for whatever reason, get clear of the vehicle and get all
    passengers out of the vehicle as quickly as possible. Move at least 30 meters or a hundred
    feet away from the railway tracks and call 911 or call the local police.
    As well, as you can see here in the image the location of the crossing is right on
    the railway sign. It’ll either be on the front as it is here, or it’ll be on the
    back side of the railway sign – so the exact location. So when you call
    emergency services, make sure you have the location so they can send people out
    as quickly as possible to remove your vehicle off the railway crossing or
    whomever might be. We all have cell phones in this day and
    age, so make sure you have that information to help out emergency
    services, so they can get you off the railway crossings as quickly as possible.
    I’m Rick with Smart Drive Test. Thanks very much for watching. If you like what
    you see here share, subscribe, leave a comment down in the comment section. All that helps us out. Question for my
    smart drivers: were you ever unfortunate enough that your vehicle broke down on a
    railway track? If it did, leave the story down in the comments there. All those
    stories help us out and help drivers out in case they find themselves in the same
    situation. Thanks very much for watching. Remember pick the best answer not necessarily the right answer. Have a great day. Bye now. [CLOSING CREDTIS & MUSIC]

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    The Long Mile :15

    August 24, 2019


    If you think trains will stop if they see
    a car on the tracks, you’re right. They will… about a mile after they hit you. Stop. Trains can’t.

    Pedestrian Railroad Crossing
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    Pedestrian Railroad Crossing

    August 19, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today I’m
    over here in Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and I’m going to show you guys a pedestrian
    railroad crossing so this gentleman here is going to cycle his way thru the crossing. So this is river walk off to my right which is West and then here we have the actual acrossing. So as we can see it’s FEC, this is the FEC main here we see the Ft Lauderdale bridge
    right It’s a WC Hayes signal base with a There’s the emergency contact info WC Hayes gate mechanism There’s a WC Hayes mechanical bell up top. and those appear to be let me see
    Reco lights in the crossing gate WC Hayes lights all around yeah there’s a look at
    those WC Hayes mechanical bell the bracket up top okay so that’s, this is the west side
    of the crossing and this is gonna be track view North, you see the
    signals in the next crossing which is Broward Boulevard
    and then here you see the Ft. Lauderdale drawbridge milepost are 341.26 so this is track view South as I said. FEC as you can see and this is crossing # 2 East side of the crossing, WC Hayes signal base as well. WC Hayes gate mechanism emergency contact info WC Hayes lights all around these are also Reco lights on the
    crossing gate. Aluminium crossing gate and let me show you guys on this side here. This is the
    famous, they’re currently demolishing the building over here and that’s downtown Fort Lauderdale right there. right see the bridge tenders house off to the right and one more shot at the crossing see alright guys please subscribe or like
    thank you very much for viewing over and out.

    FEC Abandoned Railroad Miami, Florida
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    FEC Abandoned Railroad Miami, Florida

    August 18, 2019


    FEC abandoned railroad, Miami, FL. live on the scene… Hello ladies and gentlemen. This is what an abandoned railroad looks like. This is the FEC line just a block North of Flagler Street. It hasn’t been used probably in a few years. Ever since they closed that lumber yard by SW 8th ST. There hasn’t been a train coming through here. This here is looking North. I just made a video on the bridge there. It’s a wooden trestle bridge, if you guys are interested you can look at it by clicking the top right. and then look at the actual track. It’s a shame. This track used to connect with the mainline back in the day prior to 1984 along US 1 which ran parallel to US 1 and eventually went Southward toward Homestead and and that used to be known as the Overseas Railroad that went to the Keys. Florida Keys That was before 1935 and the Labor Day Hurricane. and here’s the track. This track probably wont be used again. My guess is they’re going to remove the rails in the near future because they’re already removing the crossing gates. and the cantilevers over there. So yeah guys I thank you very much for viewing the video and and please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you very much. bye bye

    Railroad Crossing in Street Running Tracks Downtown Tampa
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    Railroad Crossing in Street Running Tracks Downtown Tampa

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen I’m going to
    show you guys where CSX does some Street running here in downtown Tampa Florida
    so but over there we got the 102 year old drawbridge in the distance and then
    on this side there is a parking garage right then I’ll include a Google Maps
    link so you guys know know where I’m at the to follow along so yeah so here you
    got the signs that say to interstate 4 to interstate 275 here you have a
    pedestrian railroad crossing and then you can tell this crossing is old
    as you have the wood here and you have the wood the wooden cross ties.
    the rail itself says 1976 so yeah so at this point is where the
    tracks come on to would be Polk Street. see Polk Street and then it continues for a mile or two down that way funny because you you would think it
    would have some crossing gates right but they really don’t have crossing gates
    here is the crossing that there is the the E bell would be a Western Railroad
    supply and then you got a the lights over here. That’s a WRRS
    bracket. Emergency contact info and those are Harmon lights. So yeah that’s all we got no gates over here. and over here we have another set of lights. These are also Harmon lights and the street running continues this way It was smart to put those plastic
    dividers there because otherwise you’d have a lot of people possibly being in
    the trains way so this way you can kind of avoid it. right See if I can zoom in here and that’s where we originally began filming. Up that way. Then while I’m here let me just show you the lights on this side. I think it’s the same thing. actually they’re Safe Tran lights, oh these are LED lights. WRRS bracket and the same Western Railroads
    Supply E bell But over here you can actually see the RXR and the emergency contact
    info alright you guys are please subscribe or
    like thank you very much for viewing over and out

    FEC Rebuilding the Overseas Railroad
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    FEC Rebuilding the Overseas Railroad

    August 15, 2019


    Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wondered
    what the Overseas Railroad would look like and today I’m going to rebuild it for you
    guys. Let’s start by adding rock. Good! It’s looking just like the one that ran parallel
    to US 1 in Miami. Now, we add some rails… Exactly as how I remember it! There is, however, a slight modification:
    because as you guys know, where those cars are currently running on used to be the actual
    railroad. In this example, the Metrorail never got installed
    in 1984 so it allowed the track to continue running parallel to US1 and eventually they
    built it back into the Keys. Let’s see that train! Now that’s what I’m talking about, we have
    a full fledged Overseas Railroad with a train and everything! How beautiful does this look, guys? Okay so now we have the full visual impact
    of what this would look like nowadays. Let’s get the audio version of this example. What would this sexy beast sound like? There it is my friends! Now we got to fully experience what this would
    look like nowadays. Not even the Mona Lisa is that pretty, right
    guys? Truly a beautiful sight guys. I’ll let you takeit in for a second… Who knows, maybe in our lifetimes we’ll get
    to experience this phenomenon again? Ok guys, please remember to subscribe, like,
    or share and thank you for viewing!

    Railroad Crossing Gates Removed Before Hurricane Irma
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    Railroad Crossing Gates Removed Before Hurricane Irma

    August 14, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today is the
    Friday before hurricane Irma strikes and I wanted to show you guys uh some
    preparations that the FEC took here on northeast 17th court on milepost
    338.8 in Wilton Manors. They decided to bring them the crossing gates that are in
    danger of flying with the tropical storm or hurricane force winds so let me go
    ahead and show you the first one here As you can see, they left it in the down position got a progress Signal base WC Hayes gate
    mechanism right WC Hayes lights all around And may I add that those are not LED lights I like those So yeah we got WC Hayes lights all around 2 tracks and there we see the emergency contact info see FEC Railway so this would be track view South and then that would be where they left the crossing gate they used tie-wraps Here we got the pedestrian crossing I guess they figuered that this they might be LED lights I’m sorry
    take that back pedestrian crosing gate so since its small its it not gonna pose
    as much as dangerous that one would so they left decided to leave this one on
    this is a WC Hayes signal base here WC Hayes gate mechanism and we got
    WC Hayes lights all around also those are my favorite visors by the way we got an
    e bell up top you built up over there too so as soon as this car passes I’m
    gonna go ahead and show you This is the North side of the crossing see the signal there so here we see that
    this one was removed and here we have a progress signal base as well
    WC Hayes arm WC Hayes gate mechanism WC Hayes lights all around the top emergency
    contact info two tracks and then here we have track view North here we have
    crossing gate was put temporarily for the duration of a
    hurricane Irma you know where we got the relay case and I think this might be the
    control point Wilton Manors on the FEC line I think this is might be the work
    that they’re doing a double track for the bright line and then here we have
    another WC Hayes signal base WC Hayes arm WC Hayes gate mechanism and WC Hayes
    lights all around as well up top and we have a WC Hayes mechanical Bell look at
    that! beautiful, beautiful, beautiful alright guys let me introduce you guys to one of my most favorite, I was going to say
    people on the planet boy to me he’s like a person it’s my dog Happy, Happy say
    hello to the camera My boy Happy Alright guys Give you a shot of the crossing again see the trees? That’s the very outer bands of Hurricane Irma which is 450 something Miles from South Florida
    alrighty guys please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing, please follow me on instagram railrol82 over and out

    Body found on railroad tracks in Paso Robles
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    Body found on railroad tracks in Paso Robles

    August 14, 2019


    Paso Robles police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body found on railroad tracks near Pine and 6th streets police say the 70 year old man was lying across the tracks next to his bicycle they say he had a small amount of blood above his left eye and on his cheek police say it appears he had fallen off of his bike and hit his head you need Pacific Railroad stopped all trains in the area while police investigated the incident police say he was not hit by a train and there is no evidence that a crime occurred the man’s name has not yet been released