BrightRed on its way to new Florida home

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Somewhere on a main line between California and Florida, the fifth in the first series of BrightLine trains — BrightRed — is making its way to West Palm Beach and the Florida passenger railroad's headquarters.

The Palm Beach Post reported recently, and Trains confirmed, that the fifth trainset is on its way from the Siemens Mobility plant in Sacramento, Calif.

Previous runs for the "Bright" trainsets have seen the trains pulled by a single locomotive from Sacramento over Union Pacific tracks to Texas via California's Cajon Pass. From there trains move to New Orleans, where they pick up CSX Transportation tracks to Jacksonville, Fla., and reach home rails for the first time on Florida East Coast milepost 0.0 at the St. Johns River.

BrightLine is the brand name of All Aboard Florida, a start-up private passenger railroad slated to begin service by the end of 2017. Previous BrightLine train moves have taken place largely at night making day-time photographs off FEC rails exceedingly rare.

See the original story online.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report incorrectly identified the river in Jacksonville. It is the St. Johns River. Tuesday, 11:41 p.m. Central time.
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