ApproachMedium wrote: ↑Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:42 pm The ACS 64s are nearing a million miles on the oldest units. I highly doubt Brightline comes close to that. There is also other factors, track condition (destroying truck components), Multiple seasons and various weather conditions. Florida is hot and damp. They havent had the issues with snow and etc.In other words, They are going more the Tesla route with updates, and having the same effect. (Though no locomotives have driven into buildings. yet).
While it hasnt been public, i think VIA has had issues with their stuff too. Siemens is dedicated to making the customer happy at first and getting things going, they were with amtrak. But now they are just constantly coming up with revisions and things to try and push amtrak mechanical away from actually working on the locomotives. My previous job there has since been eliminated by such.
Are the other locomotive vendors pushing as many updates?