• All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

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All about locomotive rebuilders, small locomotive works, and experimental works

Moderator: Komachi

  by frequentflyer
 
This is looking to be a reality than vaporware. Interesting they chose the same locomotives the Midwest states and California are getting but went with a different pax car, a single level car not seen before made by Siemens.

http://www.allaboardflorida.com/recent- ... lects.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://inr.synapticdigital.com/siemens/AAF/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by SouthernRailway
 
Also interesting that the article states that the purchase is "Buy America" compliant. "Buy America" generally refers to government-imposed legal requirements that the government prefer US suppliers for it. Unless AAF is seeking government subsidies, why would "Buy America" compliance matter?
  by chrsjrcj
 
SouthernRailway wrote:Also interesting that the article states that the purchase is "Buy America" compliant. "Buy America" generally refers to government-imposed legal requirements that the government prefer US suppliers for it. Unless AAF is seeking government subsidies, why would "Buy America" compliance matter?
They applied for a RRIF loan, and the NIMBYs down here are absolutely nitpicking everything AAF is doing...right down to the design of the stations.
  by ExCon90
 
That's why they mentioned specific locations in the U. S. where suppliers are located, instead of just mentioning that they are in compliance.
  by Champlain Division
 
Researching Siemens' website it seems rather likely that one of the two following will be the basis for the AAF cars:

http://www.mobility.siemens.com/mobilit ... ebb-en.pdf

http://www.mobility.siemens.com/mobilit ... sic-en.pdf
  by kaitoku
 
Perhaps something along the lines of OBB's Railjet, enlarged a bit for the US loading gauge and a diesel locomotive on both ends, instead of the Taurus electric and the DVT.
  by jstolberg
 
Delivery of the next generation single-level intercity passenger rail cars is less than 12 months away.
All Aboard Florida trains with all-reserved seats in various sitting arrangements and sizes are to be delivered here in the third quarter of next year and be ready to start carrying passengers at the outset of 2017, President and Chief Development Officer Michael Reininger says.
http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/10/1 ... onths-off/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by Jeff Smith
 
Admin note: and I'm wondering whether I should create a forum for Siemens, as they seem to be major players now, both in North America and overseas.
  by DutchRailnut
 
All Aboard Florida no longer exist, it is now Brightline.
http://www.gobrightline.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

as for Siemens yes 79 chargers on order vs 10 EMD F125's
time to put Siemens in list.
  by jstolberg
 
Siemens held a press event this week to showcase the progress of the new Brightline trains.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/de ... /85651126/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

While they were there, photographers snapped pictures of everything on the factory floor including Brightline Charger locomotives, the new Illinois-California-Michigan-Missouri-Washington Charger locomotives, single-level intercity passenger cars and even light rail vehicles.