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What sets us apart

Just like you, we also operate amusement trains for passengers so we know what works and what
needs improvement. Our 1.5 mile “laboratory” track shows us real-time what components work
best, what materials and finishes are most comfortable and easy to clean, which parts don’t last
like they should or where weird noises and vibration crop up.

We see what’s needed for a comfortable ride so we innovate unique features like our passenger
misting system, wide entry/exit openings, and adjustable ergonomic joystick controls for the
driver. We know where the wear points are and how to reduce them and we’ve learned how the
slightest fine tuning in programming and balance make considerable improvement in
performance and range.

We’re able to test to the limits and establish clear safety factors that ensure you have a safe ride
for your drivers and guests. It's kind of like our own Racing Division.

We build Disney-quality trains that look, move, and sound just like a real locomotive with no
hazardous fuel, obnoxious toxic exhaust or bulldozer noise. Our ‘killer-app’ is our proprietary
direct-drive powertrain that silently carries thousands of passengers all day on a single
charge while the synchronized steam sound effects make guests think it’s live steam.

Other train builders just crank out flashy-colored loud metal boxes on odd-looking wheels with
no regard for how long it will last, how reliable it will be, or how easy it is to maintain. In many
cases, the locomotive is just an empty shell with the tender pushing it along!! That is so wrong.

We know what you expect from your train whether it’s day 1 or day 10,000 and because we run
what we build and we build them to run, we are confident your Texas Bells and Whistles train
will exceed your expectations year after year.

from other train manufacturers?

Quality and reliability is our mission.

Operational experience is our superpower.

(and being train nerds really helps)