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Bright-line / Virgin Trains Usa

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by npalmer405, May 1, 2020.

  1. npalmer405

    npalmer405 Member

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    I would love to see bright line from Miami to West Palm Beach. Using SCB-40 Siemens Chargers.
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  2. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Well-Known Member

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    How about adding the Florida East Coast railroad for some freight action?
     
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  3. npalmer405

    npalmer405 Member

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    Yeah smart good idea
     
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  4. maxthum

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    Interesting that you mention Brightline. It has so much potential as a high-speed route for TSW.

    Something I'll like to add, Brightline (Virgin Trains USA) has some new stations being added.
    - West Palm Beach
    - Boca Raton
    - Fort Lauderdale
    - Aventra
    - Virgin Miamicentral.

    Splitting away prior to Virgin Miamicentral.
    - PortMiami

    This could increase and see more flexibility in what services we can drive. These new stations can add a little bit more for the driver to do.
     
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  5. MetrolinkF125#916

    MetrolinkF125#916 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I would like to see an American high speed rail route, as for freight trains I do love the idea, and DTG might wanna add the ES44C4 with the LNG tank car as well as a GP40-2 for switching and locals!
     
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    MetrolinkF125#916 Well-Known Member

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    One question can someone remind me if Amtrak also runs down the line I haven’t done that much research on the route?
     
  7. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Nope, there are two seperate mainlines between Miami and West Palm Beach- the one with CSX freight, Amtrak trains, and Tri-rail commuter trains is the OTHER one. That one has been modeled in Train Simulator before.

    I think this would be a good route idea because it would show the same area of the country as we've seen in the TS1 route, but with a different route and different operators. I could easily see an SCB-40, ES44C4, and GP38-2 coming with this route... it's a reasonable length... and yeah, it wouldn't even be a really good route compared to the other mainline here even a few short years ago!

    I also agree that maybe it should wait a year or so for more stations to open, though... passenger service with 3 stations is kinda... meh. And licensing will be tricky, of course- worth boting that although Brightline (I will alsways automatically call it that, sorry lol) is Virgin Trains USA, it's still a distinct company from other Virgin endeavors, and so the licensing for it can't be compared with the Virgin Trains UK routes. And FEC might be hard to get a license from.
     
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  8. MetrolinkF125#916

    MetrolinkF125#916 Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks! If DTG can’t make the route due to the license, maybe a third party will step up and make it? Unbranded at least, but I would love to see this one in TSW!;)
     
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Eh, well, we don't *know* if they can get the license or not, it's just a potential problem. I agree, it would be a great route!
     
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