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acme54321

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #105 on: March 11, 2019, 06:48:07 AM »
^basically West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Not Jax or the much larger east coast ports north of Jax.


I know, at least in Florida he missed out on Canaveral (no rail access for anyone obviously), Jax, and much smaller Fernandina.

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #106 on: March 11, 2019, 07:07:02 AM »
Also CSX does have sole access to Florida's largest port in Tampa. Doesn't seem like they're interested in selling the line into Tampa and Bone Valley.
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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #107 on: March 11, 2019, 12:30:50 PM »
^basically West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Not Jax or the much larger east coast ports north of Jax.


I know, at least in Florida he missed out on Canaveral (no rail access for anyone obviously), Jax, and much smaller Fernandina.

   Actually fun fact NASA had its own little railroad at one time. They still move stuff from time to time but it links up with FEC. FEC installed it for them and it goes all the way out on the cape. FEC used to maintain it at one time but it’s rarely used anymore so idk what they do with it now. It’s definitely still there though. No industries really go into that port so it would be kinda stupid to invest in a yard there.
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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #109 on: March 12, 2019, 10:54:32 AM »
That train station is looking pretty good. I'll have to check it out when I'm back down there in a few weeks.
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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #110 on: March 12, 2019, 11:26:19 AM »
No need to feel envious, Jacksonvillians. Soon, JTA's driver-less porta potties/homeless hostels-on-wheels will put Tri-rail to shame!

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #112 on: May 29, 2019, 08:25:39 PM »
Rum train, and Whisky train. Great ideas, using the train as an experience rather than just as a way to get from A to B.

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #113 on: May 31, 2019, 11:54:24 AM »
Rum train, and Whisky train. Great ideas, using the train as an experience rather than just as a way to get from A to B.

  They have already been doing this with Wine tasting trains and there Polar express during the holidays.  Great idea but you're not amazon, you need to show a profit soon or they're going to be in trouble
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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #114 on: June 18, 2019, 05:21:51 PM »

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #115 on: June 19, 2019, 01:07:11 PM »
Good news is good. Wake me up when they start going north of that. I'm heading to UF in the fall, I'd have loved a way to get from Gainesville to Orlando, without spending two hours in a car, or to come home without needing to worry about the speed traps in Waldo.

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #116 on: June 19, 2019, 06:14:25 PM »
Oh, they'd still figure out a way to stop the train in Waldo....and issue citations to all on board.

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #117 on: June 19, 2019, 09:19:18 PM »
or to come home without needing to worry about the speed traps in Waldo.

Good news - those have been eliminated

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Re: Brightline ready to expand rail system to Tampa
« Reply #118 on: June 20, 2019, 03:13:40 PM »
Oh, they'd still figure out a way to stop the train in Waldo....and issue citations to all on board.

125 MPH in a 35? That's one hell of a ticket.