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N830MH Dec 9, 2016 8:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey (Post 7646348)
Brightline Departs Sacramento

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Good! It's on the way to Florida now. Go Brightline!

Lookout for Brightline! Get your camera ready!!!

eleven=11 Dec 11, 2016 2:40 AM

brightline train video in 4k? guess i need new komputer....

https://www.youtube.com/user/vermonterrailfan/videos

N830MH Dec 11, 2016 3:47 AM

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Here they are. So now, they are in Maricopa County. It's on the way to Florida now.

Keep doing it!!! Get your camera ready!!!

bobdreamz Dec 11, 2016 5:00 AM

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Originally Posted by N830MH (Post 7647888)
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Here they are. So now, they are in Maricopa County. It's on the way to Florida now.

Keep doing it!!! Get your camera ready!!!

^ Very cool video ! Thanks for posting !

:D

eleven=11 Dec 11, 2016 5:06 AM

just to remind people that miami station is both
Tri-Rail and Brightline
http://www.tri-raildowntownmiamilink...i-platform.jpg

CastleScott Dec 11, 2016 6:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey View Post
Brightline Departs Sacramento
Nice and I only live just 19 miles north of the Siemens plant (its in Florin which was once a farming community that got swallowed up by far south Sacramento), just wanted to say either that train or another will likely be on the way to the testing site near Pueblo Colorado before heading off to Florida.

electricron Dec 11, 2016 6:26 AM

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Originally Posted by CastleScott (Post 7647956)
Nice and I only live just 19 miles north of the Siemens plant (its in Florin which was once a farming community that got swallowed up by far south Sacramento), just wanted to say either that train or another will likely be on the way to the testing site near Pueblo Colorado before heading off to Florida.

Why test in Colorado? It's the same basic diesel locomotive except for the nose. Railcars can be tested on the FEC tracks in Florida.

CastleScott Dec 11, 2016 8:00 PM

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Why test in Colorado? It's the same basic diesel locomotive except for the nose. Railcars can be tested on the FEC tracks in Florida.
Yeah that can be true but the Transportation Technology Center that's northeast of Pueblo on Colorado's plains is a traditional place where new trains are tested before entering revenue service. Although FEC does have nice new smooth track that I believe has a stretch that's grade separated where trains can hit 125 mph for a short bit..

eleven=11 Dec 11, 2016 9:31 PM

http://gobrightline.com/wp-content/u...truction-1.jpg

N830MH Dec 12, 2016 2:53 PM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7648362)

Very cool! Thanks for posting this. It's coming along nicely. :tup:

eleven=11 Dec 12, 2016 9:29 PM

http://miamicentral.com/wp-content/u...FLOORPLANS.jpg

Hatman Dec 14, 2016 11:56 PM

Fantastic pictures! Here's AAF's official video of the first trainset being completed in California:
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I noticed that at 0:12 seconds that the cross-section shape of the cars is wider than the locomotives. It's strange to me that a trainset built entirely by one company doesn't match up better. I mean, it's a very small thing but I had thought they would be designed to look seamless.
Still, very cool that the trains are starting to roll off the assembly line! Exciting times!

N830MH Dec 15, 2016 5:28 AM

Hey guys!

Brightline is now in West Palm Beach. They've here!!! Just arrived in West Palm Beach by this early morning. They makes it!!!

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CastleScott Dec 15, 2016 6:20 PM

^ Nice and good to see that it made it home thanks for the update-sometime I'd love to get a tour for my family of the Siemens plant since we only live about 25 minutes from it (its in the Florin part of south Sacramento).

Oh just a question that tall tower in the downtown Miami station plan-is that going to be an 800 footer or more?

bobdreamz Dec 16, 2016 9:54 PM

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Originally Posted by CastleScott (Post 7652422)
^ Nice and good to see that it made it home thanks for the update-sometime I'd love to get a tour for my family of the Siemens plant since we only live about 25 minutes from it (its in the Florin part of south Sacramento).

Oh just a question that tall tower in the downtown Miami station plan-is that going to be an 800 footer or more?


One Miami Central was approved @ 80 stories for a height of 991 feet | 302 m. above ground, or 1,000 feet above sea level. Construction hasn’t started yet, but it is expected to include 600,000 square feet of office space, along with 250 hotel rooms and 280 residential units.

http://i.imgur.com/utalB8u.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/utalB8u.jpg

bobdreamz Dec 16, 2016 10:11 PM

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CastleScott Dec 17, 2016 6:02 PM

^ Thanks for the info bobdreamz-Miami looks like it's really getting a nice wave of cool new towers-kinda like la Toronto Miami style. That new Brightline train looks awesome and sometime I'd love to get a tour for my family setup at that Siemens plant which is only about 25 minutes from where I now live.:)

pdxstreetcar Dec 19, 2016 1:38 AM

Is that MiamiCentral station and Brightline system really going to open mid-2017, as in roughly 6-8 months from now????

How integrated are the Metrorail and Metromover stations going to be into this larger complex? Direct skybridges?

eleven=11 Dec 20, 2016 4:41 AM

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Originally Posted by pdxstreetcar (Post 7655262)
Is that MiamiCentral station and Brightline system really going to open mid-2017, as in roughly 6-8 months from now????

How integrated are the Metrorail and Metromover stations going to be into this larger complex? Direct skybridges?

yes opening mid 2017 except orlando 2018
https://www.jupitermag.com/mccormick...ormick-place-1
good article about new ft laud airport station

pdxstreetcar Dec 20, 2016 6:16 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7656525)
yes opening mid 2017 except orlando 2018
https://www.jupitermag.com/mccormick...ormick-place-1
good article about new ft laud airport station

Really? Have they started construction on the Orlando route yet? I realize this is a private project and can be done much faster than public projects but these dates aren't far away at all. It does kind of seems to me a line to Orlando would eventually want to go a bit further than just Orlando airport but to the Disney World campus. I mean are people really going to fly into Orlando airport to take a train to Miami?

I seriously think this project is one of the most incredible and groundbreaking developments that's happened to rail/transit in many, many decades, but I'm curious, when this first phase opens, its the same corridor as Tri-Rail at a much higher cost to ride (albeit a better coastal route and faster)? I'm just a little concerned it might have some disappointing numbers when it first opens given its public competition in a state so auto-centric to begin with. Eventually I can see Tri-Rail and Brightline being complementary but initially I see some concerns. I wish them the absolute best, this has the potential to be AMAZING.


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