Posts Tagged ‘Seimens’

Last Brightline Train Set En Route

September 30, 2017

The last train set built by Seimens USA for All Aboard Florida Brightline service has left the factory in Sacramento, California, and will be heading to West Palm Beach, Florida.

Named BrightRed, it will join BrightBlue, BrightGreen, BrightPink and BrightOrange, and begin serving the Brightline route between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach later this year.

Brightline has five train sets but only three will be on the line at any given time. The two sets will be held on standby.

Each train set has two diesel-electric locomotives and four stainless-steel coaches. Although Brightline has said it will begin operations this year, no launch date or ticket prices have been announced.

Cummins Delivers Diesel to be Used in Passengers Locomotives Being Built by Siemens in California

October 3, 2015

A diesel locomotive to be used in locomotives being built for Midwest, California, Florida and Washington state passenger service has been shipped to the factory assembling the locomotives.

Cummns Inc. said theĀ first production 95-liter, 16-cylinder QSK95 engine built to a rail specification has been received at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, California, that is assembling the Charger locomotives.

The engine is rated at 4,400 hp (3,281 kW). Siemens is building the locomotives as part of a 35-unit order placed by the departments of transportation of Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

The Charger locomotives will also power the trainsets for All Aboard Florida.

Cummins said that the QSK95 can support a top locomotive speed of 125 mph, which achieves the highest output of any 16-cylinder high-speed diesel

The company said that the combination of its Modular Common Rail Fuel System with quad-turbocharging allows the engine to deliver reduced noise and good response in a smaller footprint than medium-speed diesels traditionally used in locomotives.

The engine is compliant with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 emission standards.