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 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 and highly efficient A/C motor
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.
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
even illegal to operate indoors in most locations, 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!
-- It is hard to follow a new path, unless your guide has
been down that path himself. --
Our electric-drive park trains have been operating successfully since 2011. They're not some recent 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 engine exhaust are becoming more apparent to customers and employees and more difficult for owners to manage, it is clear that the question will soon be asked:
"why aren't you running electric trains?"