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The full-sized railroads and transit systems
realized over a century ago what is still true
today, electric motors are the most
effective and efficient drive for
moving heavy loads on rail.

Electric motors have a tremendous amount of
torque and ALL of their torque is available as
soon as they start moving; unlike
internal-combustion engines which have full
torque only when revved to a high RPM.

Why is electric drive such a big deal?

Powerful

Precise

That powerful electric torque is also very
smoothly applied so when an electric
locomotive starts to move its wheels, they
gracefully let go from a stop and ease a
heavy load along without jerking and
slipping. That gives them more tractive
effort which means they can haul heavier
loads with less locomotive weight.
Battery technology has advanced tremendously in the last few
decades at an accelerating pace. This allows vehicles today to
carry huge loads of all-day energy in very small and light
packages that 20 years ago was unheard of.

Using today’s advanced battery technology, Texas Bells and
Whistles has created a new standard of electric locomotives
from the ground up capable of hauling more passengers than the
common internal-combustion locomotive for a full day's work (or
even more) on just ONE charge.

Advanced

Clean

Not only do our locomotives have zero emissions and no
"bulldozer" noise, they are perfect to operate indoors.
Exhaust gasses from internal combustion engines make
them unsafe and even illegal to operate indoors in most
jurisdictions. But with no exhaust and no need for
flammable fuels, our trains can operate indoors safely
and cleanly all-day long.


There’s not even any warm-up. Just unplug it, turn the
key, and go!
So let's get to the point:
Safe
  • Safe for indoor and outdoor operation
  • Max speed limited, even downgrade
  • Brakeless position-hold at stop, even on grade
  • “Deadman” controls automatically stop train in 30 seconds when released
 
Clean
  • No oil/gasoline/diesel/propane
  • No hazardous materials storage for oil and fuels
  • No hazardous waste disposal
  • No exhaust emissions
  • No messy/noisy chains and sprockets
 
Minimal Maintenance
  • Regen braking reduces brake wear and maintenance
  • No refueling (and managing fuel storage)
  • No frequent removing and replacing body panels
  • No changing engine/hydraulic oil and filters
  • No troubleshooting/replacing spark plugs, belts, and chains
  • No cleaning up oily, grimy residues from just about everywhere
  • No employee burns and cuts from working in hot/tight spaces
 
Controlled Operating Cost
  • Power grid charges don’t fluctuate as fossil fuel prices do
  • Long-life batteries can last decades
  • No wasted fuel from warm-up and station idling
  • Less maintenance labor
  • Less cleaning labor
  • Less start-up/shut-down labor
  • Less part wear and replacement
  • Greater equipment up-time
 
Great Rider Experience
  • No smell
  • No noise
  • No heat
  • No exhaust
  • Smooth and silent operation
(home)
You could save over
$15,000 per year
in fuel costs alone.

Seriously!

Contact us for an anlaysis of your
operation and see for yourself.