Siemens delivering two Brightline trainsets

Brightline, Florida’s privately-funded passenger rail operator, planned to take delivery today of two new trainsets.

AAR: March sees sand, grain carload marks

Carloads on U.S. railroads grew by 7.3% in March from the same month a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported.

No vote for bill aimed at regulating Brightline

The future of a bill aimed at regulating Brightline, South Florida’s private passenger rail operation, is in question after a House committee this week postponed a vote on the measure.

A simple case of “confusion to the enemy”

The Mexicans are coming. The Mexicans are coming—and within verbal-indignities-hurling distance of President Donald J. Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., Mar-a-Lago “Winter White House.”

Ferromex dealing for Florida East Coast Railway

Just weeks after acquiring Florida East Coast Industries (FECI), parent of Florida East Coast Railway (FECR), a Japanese hedge fund is close to a deal to sell the regional carrier to Ferromex, Mexico’s largest railroad by mileage, for a reported $2 billion.

SoftBank buys Florida East Coast owner

SoftBank Group Corp. has acquired Fortress Investment Group LLC, parent of Florida East Coast Railway and TRAC Intermodal, for $3.3 billion in cash.

First Siemens Brightline trainset departs Sacramento

Siemens announced Dec. 14 that its first Brightline trainset, comprised of two locomotives and four coaches adorned in Brightline Blue, is complete and has left the company’s manufacturing hub in Sacramento, Calif.

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Brightline locomotive rolls on Siemens test track

Brightline’s first Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotive has successfully completed initial testing and operated for the first time, powered by its Cummins QSK95 diesel engine, on the quarter-mile test track at the Siemens manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif.

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FEC: Big trains, big ships

The panamax era has begun in Miami, and Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) stands ready to handle intermodal containers from the Pacific Rim arriving on the gargantuan ships via the enlarged Panama Canal.

Brightline gears up with first engine install

Brightline announced June 28 that it is celebrating another milestone in the building of its trainsets as it installed the Cummins prime-mover into its first diesel-electric Charger locomotive at the Siemens manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif. where the trainsets are being built.

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