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eleven=11 Jan 4, 2017 8:29 PM

http://www.jamesmadison.org/blog/det...aboard-florida

eleven=11 Jan 4, 2017 9:38 PM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7667461)
https://thenewtropic.com/2017-local-...rancis-suarez/
this link is about new rail lines in miami/dade
but also bonus link about biscayne green thing
thinking of going next week

new tropic very good article

eleven=11 Jan 5, 2017 2:48 AM

http://sfregionalcouncil.org/trirail/
dec16 meeting about new service opening late 2017

eleven=11 Jan 9, 2017 9:16 PM

http://malled.blog.mypalmbeachpost.c...miami-station/
this article is terrible only good thing is its new Jan9th
someone should complain about author.

eleven=11 Jan 12, 2017 8:27 PM

MIAMI station opening mid to late 2017
https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...c8&oe=59127AC8

eleven=11 Jan 16, 2017 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7672481)
http://malled.blog.mypalmbeachpost.c...miami-station/
this article is terrible only good thing is its new Jan9th
someone should complain about author.

http://projects.mypalmbeachpost.com/all-aboard/
much better article(project?)
actually it links back to the other article(malled)

bobdreamz Jan 17, 2017 5:51 AM

First signature "V" columns assembled
 
Brightline Begins New Year with MiamiCentral Milestone
JANUARY 6, 2017

http://gobrightline.com/wp-content/u...3721724640.jpg
http://gobrightline.com/wp-content/u...3721724640.jpg

Brightline began 2017 with a major construction milestone at MiamiCentral, installing its first five signature V Columns along the East elevation. Constructed of steel and to be encased by precast concrete, these five V Columns are the first of 29 that will be installed, each reaching a staggering 70 feet tall. The steel for each one weighs 8,000 pounds.

The "V" Columns provide a defining architectural element to all three of Brightline’s South Florida stations, which have been designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world.

At MiamiCentral, the Brightline train platform will be elevated to align with existing public transportation systems (Tri-Rail,MetroRail and Metromover.)
This bold and innovative design allows thru-streets to remain open to traffic and creates an atmosphere of walkability as well as a landmark terminal.

http://gobrightline.com/progress/bri...ral-milestone/

eleven=11 Jan 19, 2017 2:19 AM

i like the way the building matches the train style and color
http://gobrightline.com/wp-content/u...4151159565.jpg

N830MH Jan 19, 2017 6:54 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7682634)
i like the way the building matches the train style and color
http://gobrightline.com/wp-content/u...4151159565.jpg

Nice! Thanks for sharing this. Keep doing it!

eleven=11 Jan 20, 2017 2:51 AM

good video nice update trains&WPB station
http://www.wpbf.com/article/all-aboa...t-time/8616396

bobdreamz Jan 20, 2017 4:24 AM

Brightline reveals its first completed trainset
 
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1484797274

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1484797275

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1484797275


http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1484797275

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1484797275

Train cockpit :

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...g?t=1484797275

Luggage Storage :

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/x...psa82w1k4j.png

Link : http://www.bizjournals.com/southflor...ser-to.html#g7

mrsmartman Jan 22, 2017 5:16 PM

Looks promising. Is it necessary to have two engines for four passenger cars to attain high speed? Can they carry more trailers when ridership warrants such modification?

electricron Jan 22, 2017 5:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mrsmartman (Post 7686144)
Looks promising. Is it necessary to have two engines for four passenger cars to attain high speed? Can they carry more trailers when ridership warrants such modification?

Only the initial trains from West Palm Beach to Miami will have 4 cars, these trains will be expanded to 7 cars when the service is extended to Orlando. Initially, they will build just 5 train sets, and another 5 (or 10 total) train sets will be needed for full expanded services to Orlando. All this information can be read at Wiki.
Having locomotives on each end of the train places cabs on each end, eliminating the need to turn the trains with either wyes or balloon loops. Two locomotives per train also means faster acceleration to top speed.

eleven=11 Jan 22, 2017 11:01 PM

orlando station
http://floridapolitics.com/archives/author/scott
http://3o15h033zmpwracwx2i00rqx.wpen...-3-840x440.jpg

Hatman Jan 23, 2017 4:38 PM

I had no idea the Orlando station was that far along. Wow, and thanks for sharing! The pictures on this thread are awesome!

eleven=11 Jan 24, 2017 8:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7667461)
https://thenewtropic.com/2017-local-...rancis-suarez/
this link is about new rail lines in miami/dade
but also bonus link about biscayne green thing
thinking of going next week

jan 25th 10am
https://thenewtropic.com/event/whats-future-downtown/

eleven=11 Jan 26, 2017 3:37 AM

https://youtu.be/pbx23zrB1lo

eleven=11 Jan 26, 2017 3:38 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7690586)

good video

chris08876 Jan 30, 2017 3:11 PM

Video Link

mrsmartman Jan 30, 2017 4:48 PM

This is the first privately operated diesel high speed railway in North America. And the first high speed railway outside Northeast. :cheers:


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