Brightline is Coming!. Schedule testing is now underway and the Orlando segment just got final approval.
Inside Workshop "B"
Two Brightline trainsets get a wash from the tropical rains.
The Florida East Coast Railway Society got a behind the scenes tour of the new Brightline start up a new private fast passenger service in Florida.
Brightline stands ready. We got a behind the scenes tour with the FEC society where we toured the trains and facility. This private venture starts operations over the winter.
A first look of the cab interior of a Brightline Train.
During the FECRS convention we got a tour of the Brightline facility and trains. This is an amazing operation!
Testing! You are looking at a privately funded venture, Brightline aims to run from Orlando to Miami, but is starting MIA - WPB this year. Trackwork brought testing north of WPB.
A duo of finished trainset's for the All Aboard Florida BrightLine outfit head for Jacksonville passing the doll arm signal and the SAL era side by sides seen in the background on a clear Wednesda... (more)
The eastbound Brightline special passes the Centennial bridge as it passes through Beaumont.
Brightline 105 brings up the rear of this special SFLNO move up San Timoteo Canyon.
First Test Run of a Brightline Trainset commences out of the WPB facility. The unique SCB-44 is bio diesel fueled. These have shades of an HST in my eye.
Here comes Brightline during the first test run. Unlike other private ventures, this one comes with huge stations and infrastructure being built with it.
First Test Run! of "Bright Blue" a Brightline Trainset commences out of the WPB facility for tests on the FEC. This is a historic first for the area as this venture is privately funded.
Passing the old signals on the way to Jacksonville. Two different eras of technology are shown. One on the way in and the other on the way out.