• Siemens Brightline Equipment/Train Sets

  • This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Brightline, formerly All Aboard Florida and Virgin Trains USA:
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This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Brightline, formerly All Aboard Florida and Virgin Trains USA:
Websites: Current Brightline
Virgin USA
Virgin UK

Moderator: CRail

  by scratchyX1
 
I don't know if it's been covered before, or not,
But does Brightline run with both locomotives providing propulsion,
or one propulsion and the other HEP, and is there for backup?
  by BandA
 
What they are saying is the extra fuel for the second engine + the extra inspections + capital costs <= 1.) the extra labor costs for the engine to "run around" the train before each run and/or 2.) capital costs of cab cars + the crash liability.

Assume the new trainset will look exactly like the other ones, just a different color. Should be only minor differences.
  by electricron
 
DutchRailnut wrote: Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:51 pm with the cars not yet approved, should it not be heading for Pueblo for testing ?
Brightline trains have been running in service for years, why test them now?
  by nomis
 
Since 2016 was quite a long time ago. ;-)