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.
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
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. And battery prices keep falling
Using today’s leading battery and A/C motor technology, Texas
Bells and Whistles has created a new standard of electric
amusement trains 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.
Not only do our locomotives have zero emissions and no
"bulldozer" noise, they are perfect to operate indoors.
Exhaust from combustion engines make them unsafe and
illegal to operate indoors, 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!
Our electric-drive park trains have been operating successfully since 2011. We rely on our electric trains daily for our own park operations in Texas and our unique battery-electric drivetrain is already proven effective, efficient, reliable, and safe for transporting passengers over thousands of miles, day after day, year after year.
If you're uncertain about going with an electric-drive passenger train, rest assured that our design has been tested in real-world park operation for over 10 years, surpassing our expectations, and proving that our trains are ready to run for you.
In a time when the liabilities of combustion engines are apparent to customers and employees and are growing more difficult for owners to manage, it is clear that the question will soon be asked:
"why aren't you running electric trains?"