The Brazos

The Brazos is capable of carrying over 41 kilowatt-hours of lithium-iron-phosphate
(LiFePO4) batteries and has a maximized tractive effort from the bulk of its weight
carried directly over its drive wheels. That balanced design creates a very stable
and nimble locomotive that can pull 6 fully-loaded aluminum coaches for 85 miles
(nearly 13 continuous hours) on just one full battery charge!*
* Average 6.82mph pulling 25,000 lbs of coaches and passengers on level track with >100' radius curves
All versions of this locomotive are equipped with:
  • Realistic Phoenix Sound® steam sound effects
  • Stack smoke generator
  • Push-button operated sander
  • Push-button operated track-greaser
  • Bluetooth-enabled train audio player
  • Rear-viewing video monitor/recorder
  • Custom 3-chime solid brass air whistle
  • Ergonomically adjustable joystick operation
  • Digital color graphic data display
  • Electric air compressor with 12-gallon reservoir
  • Triple mode (electric/pneumatic/spring) fail-safe brakes
  • On-board battery charger with 110V plug
  • Sealed-for-life axle bearings
  • LED headlamp
  • Durable powder-coat finish
  • Solid brass detailing
  • Custom vinyl graphics
 
Weight: 6,000 pounds
Max recommended speed
10 mph
Min recommended curve radius
 100 feet*
Max recommended grade
3%
*can accommodate 50' radius curves but increased drag will decrease range
You can personalize the Brazos locomotive with your choice of smokestack style and preference of colors.
The Brazos is available in three power/range configurations.

Basic

 Battery Power
13.8 KWh
 Range 
(pulling 25,000 lbs)
28 miles*
*level track with >100' radius curves)
contact us for current pricing

Mid

 Battery Power
27.7 KWh
 Range 
(pulling 25,000 lbs)
55 miles*
*level track with >100' radius curves)

Premium

 Battery Power
41.5 KWh
 Range 
(pulling 25,000 lbs)
85 miles*
*level track with >100' radius curves)
^ Due to fluctuations in market metal supplies, prices are subject to change without notice
The Brazos is our signature 24-inch gauge locomotive designed from the ground up on our battery-electric drive. It was inspired by the small locomotives of the late 19th century used to haul passengers at resorts along fashionable beaches of the East Coast and later on elevated transitways of large inner cities. Its small size and concentrated weight on the 4 drivers makes it a perfect locomotive for pulling lots of passengers along a scenic route.
For more information, contact trains@texaslocomotion.com
(home)
Copyright © 2018 Texas Bells and Whistles.  All Rights Reserved.      Austin, TX     (737) 777-0070