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Siemens Brightline train shipped.

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:04 pm

UP crew picked up first Brightline train for Florida at Siemens plant today
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Re: Siemens Brightline train shipped.

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:01 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELkw306DaCo

UP symbol SFLNO-08

UP 4418
SIIX 101 Charger SC-44
SIIX 201 Coach
SIIX 431 Coach
SIIX 432 Coach
SIIX 401 Coach
SIIX 102 Charger SC-44
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Re: Siemens Brightline train shipped.

Postby Fan Railer » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:08 pm

Anyone know the routing for this move?
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Re: Siemens Brightline train shipped.

Postby Rockingham Racer » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:25 pm

Supposedly the UP Sunset Route to New Orleans, then CSX over to Jacksonville. South of there, I do not know. Most likely FEC.
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Re: Siemens Brightline train shipped.

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:51 pm

with the cars not yet approved, should it not be heading for Pueblo for testing ?
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Re: Siemens Brightline train shipped.

Postby Rockingham Racer » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:54 pm

A report on Trainorders puts it east of Indio, CA, on the Sunset Route. Doesn't mean it can't go to Pueblo, though.

And the latest from over there:

"No, the Chargers are already 125mph qualified. The coaches are qualified to 79mph and will be speed upgraded to 125mph in Florida."
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Re: Siemens Brightline train shipped.

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:44 pm

UP Sunset Route to NOL, then CSX to Florida.

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Scheduled Arrival Yuma, AZ 12/09/16 14:55
Scheduled Departure Yuma, AZ 12/09/16 15:55
Scheduled Arrival Tucson, AZ 12/10/16 00:55
Scheduled Departure Tucson, AZ 12/10/16 02:00
Scheduled Arrival Santerrt, NM 12/10/16 10:50
Scheduled Departure Santerrt, NM 12/10/16 12:40
Scheduled Arrival Alpine, TX 12/11/16 00:20
Scheduled Departure Alpine, TX 12/11/16 01:20
Scheduled Arrival Delrio, TX 12/11/16 09:20
Scheduled Departure Delrio, TX 12/11/16 10:20
Scheduled Arrival Kirby, TX 12/11/16 19:20
Scheduled Departure Kirby, TX 12/11/16 21:05
Scheduled Arrival Dyersdale, TX 12/12/16 07:05
Scheduled Departure Dyersdale, TX 12/12/16 08:05
Scheduled Arrival Beaumont, TX 12/12/16 11:15
Scheduled Departure Beaumont, TX 12/12/16 11:50
Scheduled Arrival Livonia, LA 12/12/16 19:35
Scheduled Departure Livonia, LA 12/12/16 20:35
Scheduled Arrival Neworlean, LA 12/13/16 05:25
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Re: Siemens Brightline train shipped.

Postby Backshophoss » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:48 pm

Lets hope there's a rider onboard to prevent UP or CSX from flatwheeling the set enroute! :wink:
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Re: Siemens Brightline train shipped.

Postby Matt Johnson » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:26 pm

Nice looking train. I'm surprised that Siemens didn't make the nose shroud retractable. Even if an Acela style retraction into the nose was too Rube Goldberg, having it retract up as with the RTL-III Turboliner seems like a convenient option.

http://railpictures.net/photo/598835/

http://railpictures.net/photo/450009/
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Re: Siemens Brightline train shipped.

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:37 pm

more on it here : http://gobrightline.com/siemens-complet ... acramento/
including video link in text.
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Re: Siemens Brightline train shipped.

Postby D.Carleton » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:51 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:with the cars not yet approved, should it not be heading for Pueblo for testing ?
The sets will be tested in Florida prior to revenue service.
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