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eleven=11 Sep 1, 2016 1:24 AM

https://www.youtube.com/embed/PXtffHMeRsg

eleven=11 Sep 1, 2016 1:27 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7548293)

very cool video
anybody know whats gonna be built in empty lot
lower left side of video?

eleven=11 Sep 1, 2016 7:36 PM

https://www.youtube.com/user/BBT609/videos
this guy has train on the brain
lots of fec AAF

bobdreamz Sep 4, 2016 12:04 AM

Miami Central Station Update Video | August 13 ,2016
 
Video Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q958KwbVhkM

Length : 1:15

a very long weekend Sep 4, 2016 6:34 AM

^ very neat. man, metro rail, the metro mover, tri-rail and this new brightline, all at metro center. it's so drool-inducing. here in san francisco, where the rail transportation is far better (imo), we don't have a central station at all. it's seriously jealousy-inducing.

bobdreamz Sep 5, 2016 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by a very long weekend (Post 7551054)
^ very neat. man, metro rail, the metro mover, tri-rail and this new brightline, all at metro center. it's so drool-inducing. here in san francisco, where the rail transportation is far better (imo), we don't have a central station at all. it's seriously jealousy-inducing.

^ Thanks for the comment.
I'm quite surprised to hear that SF doesn't have a central station at all ! Somehow I was thinking of the Trans-Bay terminal ?
It's quite amazing to see something like Brightline develop here in the state & the most nerve wracking part was if Tri-Rail was going to be included at the last minute.
Thankfully it did happen & I hope Brightline is very succesfull and will be a catalyst for growth in Florida. If it is a success maybe other private railroads will dip their feet into private passenger rail lines across the US as well !
Crossing my fingers and can only hope ! :)

N830MH Sep 5, 2016 3:54 AM

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Originally Posted by bobdreamz (Post 7550900)

Wow! It's coming along nicely. Keep it up! Can't wait to be done soon.

BrennanW Sep 6, 2016 7:20 AM

Has funding been secured for the extension to Orlando? This service will be more comfortable and faster than Tri-Rail but until any northern extension is complete it will still be providing similar transportation benefits that Tri-Rail already provides, right?

electricron Sep 6, 2016 8:06 AM

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Originally Posted by BrennanW (Post 7552061)
Has funding been secured for the extension to Orlando? This service will be more comfortable and faster than Tri-Rail but until any northern extension is complete it will still be providing similar transportation benefits that Tri-Rail already provides, right?

Yes, very similar but a faster express service between West Palm Beach and Miami. I do not believe that they have yet sold the bonds needed or raised other funds to build Phase 2 to Orlando. A state board has given them permission to sell low yield bonds, and that's being disputed in court. I don't believe the legal process has concluded or agreed to an injunction to prevent selling these bonds, although that could happen soon.
I expect events both in and out of court to proceed quickly after the release of the Final Environmental Impact Study.

Hatman Sep 9, 2016 5:21 PM

Do I get to be the first one to post this? Here is the video Brightline released to their Youtube channel showing the locomotives rolling around:
Video Link


Two thoughts:
1) Wow, they really dress up for the test drives at Siemens.
2) Reshaping the Charger locomotives to have a bullet-shaped nose didn't work so well from certain angles. It starts to look more like the shovel-faced locomotives used in Alaska:
http://gwxmrq.bay.livefilestore.com/...ive.jpg?psid=1
Just not enough length to make a really sleek bullet nose.
Notwithstanding, it is a very good looking locomotive, and it will definitely be one of the sleekest-looking trains in the country. Can't wait to see them running at speed with a full consist!

eleven=11 Sep 11, 2016 3:52 AM

http://assets-origin.bizjournals.com...er-buying.html
new apartment tower next to miami central

electricron Sep 11, 2016 5:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Hatman (Post 7555941)
Do I get to be the first one to post this? Here is the video Brightline released to their Youtube channel showing the locomotives rolling around:
Two thoughts:
1) Wow, they really dress up for the test drives at Siemens.
2) Reshaping the Charger locomotives to have a bullet-shaped nose didn't work so well from certain angles. It starts to look more like the shovel-faced locomotives used in Alaska: Just not enough length to make a really sleek bullet nose.
Notwithstanding, it is a very good looking locomotive, and it will definitely be one of the sleekest-looking trains in the country. Can't wait to see them running at speed with a full consist!

It's streamlined more than what was ordered for amtrak to run. More than sufficient for a 125 mph train.

You should check out the streamlining of the Acela trains, they're not much better than these. :runaway:

Hatman Sep 12, 2016 6:00 PM

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Originally Posted by electricron (Post 7557294)
It's streamlined more than what was ordered for amtrak to run. More than sufficient for a 125 mph train.

You should check out the streamlining of the Acela trains, they're not much better than these. :runaway:

I really like the look of Acela. It's got a very nice shape in the front, and the paint scheme complements it very well. It's the slope of the front face as well as the distance between the front tip of the nose and the leading truck. The Brightline locomotives have a steeper slope and a shorter depth of the nose.
http://www.northeastbizalliance.org/...iladelphia.jpg

That said, I like the Brightline locomotives much more than the token streamlining given to the Amtrak version. Those have so little sense of style it's hard to believe that they are the same locomotive underneath.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...1590613%29.jpg

eleven=11 Sep 13, 2016 12:20 AM

http://www.masstransitmag.com/news/1...ll-steam-ahead
full steam ahead mass transit mag

eleven=11 Sep 18, 2016 8:02 PM

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/br...916-story.html
very good video Ft Laud station

eleven=11 Sep 20, 2016 2:03 AM

http://www.local10.com/business/cere...htline-station

another good video Ft Laud station construction

eleven=11 Sep 20, 2016 2:27 AM

http://http://s14.therealdeal.com/tr...Rick-Scott.jpg
they missed one of the bugs

eleven=11 Sep 20, 2016 2:29 AM

http://http://s14.therealdeal.com/tr...Rick-Scott.jpg

N830MH Sep 20, 2016 3:42 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7567704)
http://www.local10.com/business/cere...htline-station

another good video Ft Laud station construction

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7566076)

Very nice. Thanks! Keep it up!!!

N830MH Sep 20, 2016 4:49 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7559108)

Sorry man, I can't read it. Can you find a right one? Thanks!


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