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 loads.
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 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. They're not some half-baked idea being tweaked and evaluated on a test track in a parking lot. 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 amusement train, rest assured that our design has been tested in real-world park operation for over 8 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?"