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Brookville Equipment Newest Incarnation
 
« on: Dec 1st, 2016, 1:39am »
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Oklahoma City. A youthful city with a reverent and confident sense of self, a town with deep roots in the midst of a vibrant rebirth for a brave new future.
 
The streetcars are being built in the USA by Brookville Equipment Corp. of Pennsylvania.
 
http://embarkok.com/learn/services/okcstreetcar
 
Also running Brookville cars — The Dallas Streetcar is a daily sight on the Oak Cliff landscape. Service begins at 5:30 a.m. and the cars run until midnight, making connections with the final DART Rail trains at Union Station. Trains operate every 20 minutes.
 
https://www.dart.org/riding/dallasstreetcar.asp
 
http://www.dart.org/shareroot/images/newsroom/Jpgs/DallasStreetcarSide13apr15.jpg
 
And there are more. It's amazing how Brookville has transformed its business model to serve new markets. There are more customers here…
 
http://www.brookvillecorp.com/news-streetcar.asp
 
America doesn't makre things anymore? Bollocks…


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Hopefully these people have gotten around what is probably the major problem with most of the "Light Rail" projects in recent years.  (Remember,  light rail is primarily another way of saying streetcar.)  That problem is the inability to practice "KISS".  For those that don't know, KISS is Keep It Simple, Stupid.  There is one thing on their company web page that makes me doubt that somewhat.  That is, they say ". . . use wireless traction power utilizing an onboard stored energy system as the streetcars cross the Houston Street Viaduct bridge."  What is wrong with saying "battery" as that is what the "onboard stored energy system" really is.

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