The Railroad Crossing That is No More
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The Railroad Crossing That is No More

August 14, 2019


hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Your railroad archaeologist who just found another
abandoned railroad spur here in our in a Chicago Illinois so here is where the
spur went into right first of all let me show you this sign this was for the
train conductors to warn them to get off the side of the car because if they were
to dig a you’re on the side of the car if they were right in the side of the
car they’d be squished you up against the side of the building or fence or
those are doctor so they warned them to get off to the side of course here you
have a great crossing and let me show you though these are made of steel like
Jack was rusty they’re not made of wood steel Oh got those extraordinaire meter
would so yeah it’s still pretty uh decent looking shape I wonder how long
ago this was abandoned I’m going to include the Google Maps link the
description here you have the actual rails and then it went into whatever this
place is you can still see the indent I love you can see the indent it’s right
above my finger there the curvature and then the main the main track sit right
behind that here is the other crossbuck this one has a dot tag on it still right
over here and this one is also made of steel CFO I can see a spike type plate but do
not see anything of the sort I’ll see here if no yeah you can’t even
see what the rails are over here it’s raining but your railroad archaeologist does not
believe in rain ya know they are it looks like the train
even went all the way back like aside from these docks to your – right here it
went all the way back because that door back there seems pretty tall tall enough
to it to admit Oh a real car in there yep it still got it loves Oh actually
yeah here it is here’s the Ralph oh right right right there it is whoop there it is
we got rales alright so then that means it’s right here where this foot is and
you were to follow a straight line oh yeah it’s all going over at this
point if I had a shovel of you probably dug it up not at home base so I don’t
have my proper archaeology oh come to me show you guys what this looks like like
yeah this has been a walk as I advanced warning sign er the pavement markings
were all faded and then this is what that crossing would look like from afar this one was big visible from if
somebody was driving on this side let me give you guys a proper perspective you
yeah you see the crosswalk was all the way hidden like you could barely see uh-huh all righty guys please subscribe if you
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7 Comments

  • Reply rodney4917 June 2, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    The little spur was just west off the connection with the Indiana Harbor Belt RR crossing North 30th Avenue, south of West North Avenue (IL Highway 64) in Melrose Park, IL, just northwest of Chicago. That connection was just south of that railroad's Norpaul Yard.

  • Reply Ninja Says June 23, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    For some reason I’ll share the link it’s on google maps but we have 4 of those not a mile away from each other Tucker Georgia has many abandoned railroads we go on the abandoned railroad everyday to a church and its the most bumpy crossing I’ve ever rode on

  • Reply Alan Bowler June 29, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    That was awesome railrol keep those videos going

  • Reply Gametrain Productions June 30, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Great video!

  • Reply Victorian Rail Heritage July 4, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Pretty sad but at least the signs are still there

  • Reply James Stallings July 28, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Great history lesson today !!!

  • Reply Tropical Railroad Productions TV network System August 13, 2019 at 1:47 am

    A railroad that once lived

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