Sebring to Miami

From Sebring (MP 867.2), with extra track to the west, and platform, umbrella shed, and depot to the east, where that ex-ACL line trailed in on the west side, and the Sebring sub. (ex-ACL) departs on the west side, continuing south, the main line turns east, single track, CTC, with overall speed limit 79 mph for passenger trains, 70 mph for intermodal trains, and 60 mph for freight trains, but with a speed restriction of 45 mph between MP 866.5 and MP 867.5, through Sebring, and a speed restriction of 60 mph between MP 867.5 and MP 868.0, through largely flat grassland, past the 7,376 ft. south side siding (25 mph) at Ridge (MP 870.6), Intermediate Signals, the south-facing spur on the south side at Sebring Industrial Park/Airport (MP 874.0), where the line turns east-southeast, a bridge over a stream, Intermediate Signals at MP 377.x, an angled grade crossing, a grade crossing, an angled grade crossing at an intersection, Lorida (where Lake Istokpoga lies to the south), Intermediate Signals, a road alongside mto the north, an angled grade crossing, and the 8,992 ft. south side siding (25 mph) at Plains (MP 884.1).

There is a dirt track grade crossing, a bridge over a river, Intermediate Signals, a detector at Cornwell (MP 888.7), Intermediate Signals at MP 889.x, a grade crossing, a bridge over drainage, the 7,289 ft. south side siding (25 mph) at Ft. Basinger (MP 892.3),  with a dirt track grade crossing within the siding, a dirt road alongside to the west, a bridge over a river, a grade crossing, Intermediate Signals, Intermediate Signals at MP 898.x, a dirt road grade crossing, the 7,268 ft. south side siding (25 mph) at Mildred (MP 901.9), Intermediate Signals at MP 905.x, a turn east, with a spur on the curve to silos west of the line, a grade crossing, and the 6,744 ft. siding at Okeechobee (MP 908.7), where a Florida East Coast line once crossed on the flat, with a grade crossing, a spur on the south side trailing in, a spur to silos on the north side, an old wooden depot on the north side, a grade crossing just east of the depot, and two spurs on the south side, all within the siding.

The line turns southeast, past a bridge over a stream, four grade crossings, dual road bridges overhead, Intermediate Signals and a detector at MP 911.2, two grade crossings, a bridge over  drainage, a road alongside to the north, a grade crossing, a river alongside to the north, turning away, the 7,278 ft. north side siding (25 mph) at Sherman (MP 914.1), Intermediate Signals at MP 917.x, a bridge over drainage, a dirt track grade crossing, the north-facing spur at Frederick (MP 921.4), the angled flat crossing with the FEC at Marcy (MP 922.2), the 9,136 ft. south side siding at Zana (MP 925.2), with a grade crossing within the siding, a grade crossing, drainage alongside to the south, Intermediate Signals, a dirt track grade crossing, a grade crossing, a detector at MP 931.3, the wye with a spur crossing the road on the south side to the Indiantown Cogeneration Plant at Steel (MP 933.1), a grade crossing, Intermediate Signals, stubby trees to the south, a spur curving away south, and the 9,421 ft. south side siding (25 mph) at Indiantown (MP 936.3), with extra track to the south and a grade crossing within the siding.

There is a grade crossing, a speed restriction of 45 mph on the signaled St. Lucie Canal Drawbridge between MP 937.2 and MP 937.3, a grade crossing at the south end of the bridge, the south-facing spur at Hinson Spur (MP 937.3), Intermediate Signals, a grade crossing for a driveway, a dirt track grade crossing, Intermediate Signals at MP 942.x, a dirt track grade crossing, Intermediate Signals at MP 945.x, a grade crossing, drainage to the south, the 7,027 ft. south side siding at United (MP 948.3), with a north-facing spur on the north side at Palm Center, within the siding, a grade crossing, a road alongside to the north, drainage to the south, Intermediate Signals at MP 952.x, a detector at MP 952.1, a dirt road grade crossing, a grade crossing, a divded road alongside to the north, the 7,538 ft. south side siding (25 mph) at Delta (MP 955.7),  a grade crossing, an angled grade crossing, Intermediate Signals, a divided grade crossing, and a road bridge overhead.

There is a north-facing spur on the south side at New Dyer (MP 963.4), the 4,022 ft. south side siding at Dyer (MP 963.7), two spurs curving away south serving industries to the south, a divided grade crossing, a wide road bridge overhead, a bridge over drainage, the wye with north-facing spur on the north side at Mission Spur (MP 965.6), dual road bridges overhead, a speed restriction of 55 mph between MP  965.6 and MP 968.8, through Mangonia Park, a grade crossing, and angled grade crossing, four grade crossings, a street alongside to the south, a grade crossing, and the 8,116 ft. north side siding at Northwood (MP 967.8), where the line turns south with a grade crossing at 45th Street on the turn as the “Gold Coast is reached, and the line runs through urban areas, just inland from the Atlantic Ocean (but with the Florida East Coast Railroad closer to the ocean), the rest of the way to Miami, past a grade crossing, a north-facing spur to the west, MP 968, a grade crossing, and a south-facing spur to the west.

The line has a speed restriction of 45 mph between MP 968.8 and MP 969.6, through West Palm Beach, a grade crossing at 15th Street, a grade crossing at 7th Street, a speed restriction of 20 mph between MP 969.6 and MP 970.2, through West Palm Beach, a grade crossing, the flat crossing with the FEC at MP 969.8, the 2,288 ft. west side siding at West Palm Beach (MP 969.9), where there is a passenger station with two side platforms with umbrella sheds and a depot to the east, a street to the west, extra track on the west side, a speed restriction of 45 mph between MP 970.2 and MP 971.9, through West Palm Beach, a grade crossing, an acute-angled grade crossing, a grade crossing, and a passenger speed restriction of 60 mph between MP 971.9 and MP 977.8.

The line curves southwest, past the Palm Beach Airport Tri-Rail station and three road bridges overhead, and then south again, past a grade crossing, four road bridges overhead, a grade crossing, a south-facing spur to the west, a road bridge overhead, a detector at MP 973.2 ,three grade crossings, a road bridge overhead, a grade crossing, two extra tracks to the west,  the 7,474 ft. west side siding at Lake Worth (MP 976.5), the south-facing spur at Lantana (MP 978.9), a passenger speed restriction of 70 mph between MP 982.2 and MP 982.5, two grade crossings, a passenger speed restriction of 75 mph between MP 982.5 and MP 983.9, two road bridges overhead, the 7,692 ft. west side siding at Boynton Beach (MP 983.0), a road bridge overhead, a south-facing spur to the west, a bridge over a canal, a road bridge overhead, a grade crossing, two road bridges overhead, a grade crossing, two bridges over canals, a passenger speed restriction of 70 mph between MP 985.4 and MP 987.4, a grade crossing, a bridge over a canal, a grade crossing, and a south-facing spur to the west.

There is a passenger station at Delray Beach (MP 987.5), two grade crossings, extra track to the west, a road bridge overhead,  the 7,986 ft. west side siding at Yamato (MP 991.4), a curve southwest past the Boca Raton Tri-Rail station and a detector at MP 992.4, and then back south again, past a road bridge overhead, a street briefly to the west, a road bridge overhead, the south-facing spur at Boca Raton (MP 994.7), three grade crossings, a bridge over a canal, and the 4,996 ft. west side siding at Deerfield Beach (MP 998.3), with a north-facing spur heading away west, a grade crossing, and a passenger station, within the siding, a road bridge overhead, two grade crossings, the Tri-Rail station at Pompano Beach, a grade crosisng, extra track to the west, a speed restriction of 60 mph between MP 1003.3 and MP 1011.6, through Broward County, the 13,020 ft. east side siding at Pompano Beach (MP 1004.0), three extra tracks to the west, a grade crossing, extra track to the west, a grade crossing, and a run around track at MP 1007.2, with extra track to its west.

The line continues past two grade crossings, extra track to the west, a bridge over a canal, a grade crossing, extra track to the west, a grade crossing just north of the Tri-Rail station at Cypress Park, a south-facing spur at Prospect Road (MP 1008.1), a dual-ended spur at Mid River (MP 1009.0), a grade crossing, extra track to the west, an angled grade crossing, three grade crossings, the 7,508 ft. west side siding at Carmen (MP 1011.0), an east-facing spur to the west for Brick America,  a speed restriction of 45 mph between MP 1011.6 and MP 1014.0, through Fort Lauderdale, two grade crossings, a road bridge overhead, Fort Lauderdale (MP 1012.3), where there is a passenger station, a spur on the west side, a road bridge overhead, spurs trailing in to the west, extra track to the west, a road bridge overhead, elevated track, a detector at MP 1013.2, three road bridges overhead, four road ramps overhead, two extra tracks to the west, the through girder South Fork New River Drawbridge (MP 1014.0), with speed restriction 45 mph, a speed restriction of 60 mph between MP 1014.0 and MP 1019.0, through Broward County, and Port Everglades Junction, where there was once a wye on the east side with a line heading east to the eponymous harbor.

There is a grade crossing, a 12,496 ft. east side siding at Dania (MP 1016.4), a pond/lake to the west, a grade crossing at Sterling Road (MP 1017.2), an industry with a (former?) spur to the west, a grade crossing, a bridge over a canal, a run around track at MP 1018.2, a speed restriction of 45 mph between MP 1019.0 and MP 1021.6, through Hollywood, a grade crossing, a bridge over a canal, a grade crossing, the 1,990 ft. east side siding at Hollywood (MP 1019.7), where there is a passenger station (depot to the west), a grade crossing, a golf course to the west, two grade crossings, a dual-ended spur at Hallandale (MP 1021.5), a wide road bridge overhead, and a grade crossing,  and the line turns southwest, past the 10.090 ft. west side siding at Miami Plantation (MP 1025.7), a bridge over a canal, two spurs to the west, the Tri-Rail station (east-side platform) at Golden Glades, a speed restriction of 60 mph between MP 1028.3 and MP 1028.9, a road bridge overhead, extra track to the west, dual road bridges overhead, a speed restriction of 45 mph between MP 1028.9 and MP 1031.6, through Opa-Locka,  a road bridge overhead, dual road bridges overhead, extra track and a trailing spur to the west, a bridge voer drainage, four grade crossings, and the 6,996 ft. west side siding at Opa-Locka (MP 1030.0), where there is a Tri-Rail station (platform to the east).

The line turns south, past a grade crossing, a spur to industry to the west, three road bridge overhead, a yard lead to the west, a signal bridge at MP 1031.6, where Yard Limits and a speed restriction of 20 mph starts at the north end of Hialeah Yard (four track to the west at this point), a bridge over drainage, a road bridge overhead, 6+ tracks to the west, where the Amtrak Lead starts on the east side, Hialeah Yard (MP 1033.2),  with five coach tracks between the Amtrak lead and the main line, then four locomotive facility tracks with a shed open on the sides, between the Amtrak lead and the main line, a grade crossing, the Amtrak Station in Miami (MP 1033.7), adjacent to the east side of the yard, with a stub-end track to the east, a platform with two tracks, and a pre-fabricated depot to the east of the main track, the Tri-Rail station at Metro Transfer, with a road bridge and a bridge carrying the Miami Metro overhead, the flat crossing with the FEC at MP 1034.2, the Tri-Rail station at Hialeah Market, the 10,400 ft. east side siding at Hialeah (MP 1036.3), where a line curves west to Oleander (and then south to Homestead), the Tri-Rail Miami Airport station is straight ahead, and a line curves east to the former SAL station at Miami (MP 1040.0).