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The power of the two locomotives is enough to get the speeds they aim to (even with 7-8 cars) and the symmetric arrangement gets rid of extra axle load and rail wear that would have happened with a single locomotive and cab car arrangement. This two power heads arrangement was also used by the TGVs and the ICE1. Imho this arrangement with the standard trailers would be viable for the texas high speed rail project too as it allows flexible train setups with any number and arrangement of trailer cars, that is harder to achive with fixed emu sets.

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During a media tour Wednesday, officials from Brightline and Siemens, the California company that built the cars


Yeah, right.

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Looks like the final body construction and assembly was done at the Siemens plant in California but the diesel engines and and bogies were built off-site. 

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