west point wrote: ↑Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:56 am
Any delivery dates for the first train sets to Orlando maintenance facility / Until the tracks work is connected to the coal line no possibility
Trainset #6 was delivered to West Palm, October 2021.
There is a new connection to the coal station line (OUC/CSX Stanton), but as of October it was barely longer than the 1600' foot rail being delivered there by CSX, shown on a drone video by Roaming Railfan. It connects to bare roadbed.
The same source says Trainsets #7 - #10 and a spare loco will be delivered directly to Orlando Maintenance via a new interconnect to CSX at the west end of the facility. https://youtu.be/Ca6NYpFgjaI?t=445
The Orlando facility will be named after Henry Flagler, founder of the FEC, and of Florida East Coast Industries, which owns Brightline. Of course, FEC is owned by Grupo Mexico corporation, and the other thing by a U.S. private equity company.