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All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

Postby frequentflyer » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:27 pm

This is looking to be a reality than vaporware. Interesting they chose the same locomotives the Midwest states and California are getting but went with a different pax car, a single level car not seen before made by Siemens.

http://www.allaboardflorida.com/recent- ... lects.html

http://inr.synapticdigital.com/siemens/AAF/
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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

Postby SouthernRailway » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:41 am

Also interesting that the article states that the purchase is "Buy America" compliant. "Buy America" generally refers to government-imposed legal requirements that the government prefer US suppliers for it. Unless AAF is seeking government subsidies, why would "Buy America" compliance matter?
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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

Postby chrsjrcj » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:56 am

SouthernRailway wrote:Also interesting that the article states that the purchase is "Buy America" compliant. "Buy America" generally refers to government-imposed legal requirements that the government prefer US suppliers for it. Unless AAF is seeking government subsidies, why would "Buy America" compliance matter?


They applied for a RRIF loan, and the NIMBYs down here are absolutely nitpicking everything AAF is doing...right down to the design of the stations.
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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

Postby ExCon90 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:58 pm

That's why they mentioned specific locations in the U. S. where suppliers are located, instead of just mentioning that they are in compliance.
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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

Postby Fan Railer » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:51 am

ExCon90 wrote:That's why they mentioned specific locations in the U. S. where suppliers are located, instead of just mentioning that they are in compliance.

Remember that Siemens did the same thing with the ACS-64: http://w3.usa.siemens.com/mobility/us/e ... tsheet.pdf
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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

Postby kaitoku » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:19 pm

Perhaps something along the lines of OBB's Railjet, enlarged a bit for the US loading gauge and a diesel locomotive on both ends, instead of the Taurus electric and the DVT.
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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

Postby jstolberg » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:07 pm

Delivery of the next generation single-level intercity passenger rail cars is less than 12 months away.
All Aboard Florida trains with all-reserved seats in various sitting arrangements and sizes are to be delivered here in the third quarter of next year and be ready to start carrying passengers at the outset of 2017, President and Chief Development Officer Michael Reininger says.

http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/10/1 ... onths-off/
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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

Postby mtuandrew » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:18 pm

Moderator's Note: There's a pretty healthy thread in the FEC forum about AAF, so I'm going to move this thread to Rebuilders & Smaller Locomotive Works because it deals directly with Siemens.
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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

Postby Jeff Smith » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:13 pm

Admin note: and I'm wondering whether I should create a forum for Siemens, as they seem to be major players now, both in North America and overseas.
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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:58 pm

All Aboard Florida no longer exist, it is now Brightline.
http://www.gobrightline.com/

as for Siemens yes 79 chargers on order vs 10 EMD F125's
time to put Siemens in list.
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Re: All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

Postby jstolberg » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:26 am

Siemens held a press event this week to showcase the progress of the new Brightline trains.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/de ... /85651126/

While they were there, photographers snapped pictures of everything on the factory floor including Brightline Charger locomotives, the new Illinois-California-Michigan-Missouri-Washington Charger locomotives, single-level intercity passenger cars and even light rail vehicles.
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