• 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 photobug56
 
Did Brightline send away all its trainsets during the pandemic shutdown? And what was being done with them?
  by robelybasis
 
photobug56 wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:05 pm Did Brightline send away all its trainsets during the pandemic shutdown? And what was being done with them?
This is an additional trainset (Trainset 6/10) being delivered. Brightline initially only ordered 5 and ordered the extra 5 more when Orlando Construction began. This would be trainset Brightred 2. This is the first of the extra 5 trainsets ordered.
  by west point
 
It appears that the early Brightline train sets that were in operation did not have the potable water lead problem. That brings up the question of " what is the difference in Brightline's potable water system compared to the mid American train sets ' potable water system.? Different vendor? Same vendor cutting corners? Manufacturing process changed in name of efficiency ? Contamination occurred in transit ? Contamination happened during storage at Siemens ? Any others can anyone think of ?
  by BandA
 
There is no excuse in 2021 for lead contamination in the water. Probably the Brightline sets haven't been tested or their systems were flushed before testing. The only way you can get lead is if illegal parts or solder was used. Brightline will need to test their trains.

Lead is what you get frequently when you order parts from the People's Republic of China
  by eolesen
 
They need the FDA certification before originally being placed into service. I'd guess their cars are fine if they were previously in service.

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  by ConstanceR46
 
BandA wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:25 pm There is no excuse in 2021 for lead contamination in the water. Probably the Brightline sets haven't been tested or their systems were flushed before testing. The only way you can get lead is if illegal parts or solder was used. Brightline will need to test their trains.

Lead is what you get frequently when you order parts from the People's Republic of China
to be fair to China, CRRC hasn't had a lead water problem in any of their passenger stock.
  by eolesen
 
Sure, CRRC cars have never had this type of problem. […]

I've worked in China. They only disclose what they can't hide anymore.

Trains never derail, planes never crash, they never have military training accidents, and workers never die in industrial accidents or on construction sites.

The only time deaths or injuries get reported is if foreigners are involved or it happens in view of foreign reporters.

So don't believe that CRRC cars have never had this. For all we know it's not something they test for...
Last edited by eolesen on Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:50 am, edited 2 times in total.
  by kitchin
 
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.
  by kitchin
 
One other thing in that video, the continuous rail for Orlando Maintenance was cut up and delivered by truck, then welded together onsite.