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Brightline – A Rebirth of Trains in America

Positive Future #159 (Feature photo – Brightline Train – CCA SA 4.0 International Patrick Hamilton) It’s been over 100 years since an American company (not Amtrak) launched a new railroad company that built its own locomotives, passenger cars and set up new rail service – all in America. Brightline from Florida is doing just that and employing 10,000 people. The Brightline Company has been working on this project since 2013. Brightline trains now run from Miami to West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale (Florida). Ultimately the plan is to connect to Orlando (240 miles). The entire project is estimated to cost $1.5 billion. Brightline ultimately hopes to produce engines and passenger…

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The New World – Trains

Positive Future #12 (Feature photo – Trains of the New Silk Road) While much of the global news is focused on acts of bad behavior, our focus on the events of the larger world are compromised. Even while technology seems to be the darling of human evolution, few things can compare to the reshaping of relationships in the world around the trains that define the new silk road. It is a train system sponsored by China that is for the first time in history connecting the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa with a ”freight train” system. For the first time in history, freight trains from china are traveling to…

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