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Miami Railfanning Advice

Postby TacSupport1 » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:38 pm

Hey all...

I am an advid commuter railfan/photographer, and will be traveling to Miami soon, staying downtown and having no rental car.

Does anyone have any advice or information about railfanning in the area? Where to catch some good shots, take a nice commuter ride, etc?

Thanks for any help!
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Re: Miami Railfanning Advice

Postby Noel Weaver » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:12 pm

TacSupport1 wrote:Hey all...

I am an advid commuter railfan/photographer, and will be traveling to Miami soon, staying downtown and having no rental car.

Does anyone have any advice or information about railfanning in the area? Where to catch some good shots, take a nice commuter ride, etc?

Thanks for any help!


If you had taken the time to go to trip reports you would have found a
rather long entry that I put on there regarding trips to South Florida.
Rather than try to type that again here, I will provide you with a link.
One major word of advice, do NOT trespass on railroad property
especially on the Florida East Coast. Have a good trip and be safe.
Noel Weaver

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... c22ed1395d
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Postby TacSupport1 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:29 am

Thanks Noel.

I didn't even know that forum existed. Great article.
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Postby TacSupport1 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:49 pm

Anyone else have any info they want to add?
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Postby lakeshoredave » Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:07 pm

Go to IRIS interlocking.....thats where FEC crosses CSX.
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Postby Noel Weaver » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:00 am

lakeshoredave wrote:Go to IRIS interlocking.....thats where FEC crosses CSX.


I am not sure that is a good idea, believe the crossing is surrounded by
private property and the two railroads will take a dim view of trespassing
on their property. Not a really safe area either even if the police do not
show up, you might wish they did.
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Postby chrsjrcj » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:17 am

When taking Tri-Rail a couple years ago I remember waiting for FEC to cross in front of us at IRIS. Thats was the first time I ever had to do that there.
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Postby Noel Weaver » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:28 pm

chrsjrcj wrote:When taking Tri-Rail a couple years ago I remember waiting for FEC to cross in front of us at IRIS. Thats was the first time I ever had to do that there.


When I rode down there with "F-40" a few weeks ago, we had to wait
southbound for an FEC van train to pass by. I was glad to see the train
but upset because we missed the next northbound out of MIA by 20
seconds.
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Postby Terrapin Station » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:17 pm

I'm going down there next week. Going to ride Tri-Rail, Metrorail, and Metromover on 9/12/2007.
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