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24 inch gauge amusement train locomotive Brazos Train
24 inch gauge amusement train locomotive Brazos Train
Why  upgrade?
Positive environmental publicity
Get great attention from news and media coverage of your new high-tech, safe, and planet-friendly train(s)
 
Compatibility
Adaptable to existing train couplings
Small loco footprint requires less space for storage
On-board charger plugs directly into a standard 120-volt outlet (no bulky, expensive power panel and power pick-up required at your station)
 
Safer
ASTM-compliant
Safe for indoor and outdoor operations
No fire risk from stored or leaking fuel
Programmable max speed limited, even downgrade
“Dead-man” controls automatically bring train to a gentle, sustained stop when controls are released (no runaway trains)
Triple-mode (electric/pneumatic/mechanical) fail-safe braking
Video monitoring/recording of passenger seating viewable in cab
Greater capacity and equipment life
Lightweight aluminum coaches increase passenger capacity
On-board batteries run for entire day(s) on one charge
Fewer moving parts to wear
 
Cleaner operation
No fuel to store, carry, restock and clean up
No hazardous waste disposal
No exhaust emissions
No grimy, hot engine compartment
Direct drive with no messy, noisy chains and sprockets
 
Reduced maintenance (time & money)
Sealed-for-life axle bearings
No engine oil changes or transmission rebuilds
No refueling
No spark plugs, starter, belts, or chains
On-train track greaser simplifies pre-run track prep
No specialized maintenance shops or tools required
 
Driver comfort and protection
Sit-inside cab protects from sun, heat, rain, and cold
Large windows provide clear visibility
Safe and roomy seating for lucrative VIP and Guest Engineer rides INSIDE the locomotive
Lower Cost of Ownership
Save THOUSANDS of dollars each year in eliminated fuel costs
Less costly to buy and more affordable to own
Electric power is significantly cheaper than fossil fuel per mile
Automatic regen braking charges the batteries and reduces friction brake wheel wear
No money wasted from station idling
Reduced maintenance time, supplies, and technician injuries
Reduced cleaning time
Reduced start-up and shut-down process
Greater operating up-time
 
Better rider experience
No smell
No "bulldozer" noise
No heat
No exhaust smoke
Smooth operation
Real locomotive look, sound, and function
Latest technology audio entertainment on-board
On-board track sander prevents stranded riders in sudden rain