The Railroad Crossing That Never Existed
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The Railroad Crossing That Never Existed

August 11, 2019


Hello ladies and gentlemen I’m over here
at North West 80th Street in Medley Florida and I’m gonna show you guys a
railroad crossing that was never built okay this is a warehouse complex over
here was built like early to mid-90s and I remember driving by the Palmetto
and seeing them built it and I also remember looking and seeing that these
pavement markings, they paved these roads right and then they made the pavement
markings RXR you can see here well as you can vaguely see here
because of paint it’s been chipped away and faded after 20-something years rxr a
so that’s this is facing west the nearest railroad is over here see I can give you a close-up on that this is a Seaboard Industries um so this railroad i’m certain never went
past where these wheels are and you can see there’s a lot of
activity going on here so yeah here is where the wheel stop are and that’s
where the boxcars come to load right this is a FEC track by the way FEC
spur so yeah then you see that the track stops right there right okay so NW 80th Street right there
next to the fire hydrant is where the pavement marking is RXR and then Im going to show you the other pavement marking So I don’t know if like the
they had an intention to build the spur all the way over here and they never did
or if these, the person the traffic engineer or whoever it is responsible
for these placed this in error so here you can see the there comes a
seaboard marine truck and I don’t know if, here’s the other
other pavement marking like I said I don’t know if these were placed in error or they just never built the spur out to where it needed to be built to originally planned to be built oh yeah
and here you can see the address guys I’ll include a Google Maps link anyways
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33 Comments

  • Reply Kasey September 15, 2017 at 11:54 am

    That's odd

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc September 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Now this cool , R you rock and Rol, lol

  • Reply Mike P September 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    The way the building looks on the south side of 80th, I can't see any way that they could have extended the siding over to it. Maybe they decided that with a business named Seaboard that it had to have rail service! Glad to see that you're out and about!

  • Reply TrainsHunter47 September 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Good ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jared G451 September 15, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I Finally got my internet back! Glad you made it out ok!

  • Reply Rolando Gutierrez September 15, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    What a great find!

  • Reply astrogater September 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Twilight Zone spur! I can hear the music now! Thanks for the tour. Nice informative video. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply West Tennessee railfan September 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    When will you go back to the crossing

  • Reply Atlantic Coast Line September 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Good to see you survived Irma.

  • Reply chaosdemonwolf1 September 16, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Were ya doing the camera shots while enduring an earthquake?

  • Reply Muriel Fan September 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Great find! Thanks for the detailed report! ๐Ÿ‘

  • Reply Daniel Morales September 17, 2017 at 1:53 am

    In the 80s, part of that warehouse district used to be a rock quarry – Vulcan Materials. But I'm having a hard time remembering if FEC served them or not. That may or may not be helpful to you … food for thought

  • Reply Shafiq Norraihan September 23, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Hi kat h

  • Reply American Railfan September 27, 2017 at 3:47 am

    I think the tracks would start turning when they cross the road and that's why the markings are so far apart, but then they decided to scrap the idea and end that track to just have it as a siding for loading cars, I think they meant for it to be a mainline but money probably was the issue, or the government had other ideas… who knows?

  • Reply Jan Smith October 14, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Nice video once again. You always have the most interesting stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply conrail guy October 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Maybe it was supposed to go across to the other one but did not weird!

  • Reply Tim Daugherty November 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Now thats pretty cool there!! BTW. Miami is nice!!! Quite warm actually.

  • Reply Jessica Rivera January 7, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Train 2:11 by semi trucks

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez January 24, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Good one!

  • Reply piktureit February 16, 2018 at 2:25 am

    I like how you edited your thumbnail

  • Reply Victor Mioduszewski February 28, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Always cool to look back at railroad history…thanks๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

  • Reply Cornerstanding March 15, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Mandella Effected

  • Reply B Sm April 4, 2018 at 4:47 am

    2:40 – Seaboard Marine
    https://www.seaboardmarine.com/about-seaboard-marine

  • Reply B Sm April 4, 2018 at 4:53 am

    This NW 80 Street was built before the Palmetto Metrorail Station was planned.
    3:03 – This building was built after the Palmetto Metrorail Station was planned.

  • Reply RJ B April 14, 2018 at 5:23 am

    I enjoy your videos. I'm a retired Conductor living in Canada near Toronto. A lot of industrial tracks around here, some that I worked on…are now unused like the ones in your videos. I wish someone would profile some of these ones here. Keep making new videos, I subscribe & watch them when they come out.

  • Reply tstar2001uk April 29, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Some very interesting content you have made. Well done and keep up the good work…

  • Reply LosRioDelMar May 6, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Most likley one was there long ago.

  • Reply Builder Dex June 1, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Most likely, the city plan showed a rail line crossing that street to service the other property, but it was not built or was removed before the road was repaved. When the road was repaved, they had to paint lines because it was a legal railroad right-of-way regardless of whether it had tracks down or not.

  • Reply Genesee County Railfanning Productions June 16, 2018 at 4:32 am

    Error 404
    Crossing Not Found

  • Reply eflint1 October 1, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Are you a member of the ACL/SBAL Historical Society page on Facebook?

  • Reply wow Cine November 29, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Strange video

  • Reply Mike 1958 April 24, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Very interesting…… I'm going to look at it from the air and see if there's an inkling of a master plan. My guess is that the original called for that spur to service warehouses across the way there and the changed the overall design with the new buildings becoming office space. They probably already contracted with a company and had it painted and then oops! 20 some odd years later you're making an awesome video making us all collectively going Hmmm?

    After looking at the map it looks like they were going to run across at some point but, needs change so they put offices there. That sir is my humble opinion and we all know what they're like.

  • Reply Sue Curtis May 31, 2019 at 1:03 am

    that never Existed
    sue!

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