Wattman Grand Express

The Wattman Grand Express is an environmentally friendly and zero-emissions tourist train, ideal for outdoor operations

Grand Express
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The Wattman Grand Express is our answer to the greatly increased demand for environmentally friendly people movers.

The Wattman Grand Express is an environmentally friendly and zero-emissions train, ideal for outdoor operations like; Amusement parks, Zoos, Hotel resorts, Camping sites, Tourist destinations, Shuttle services, and many other types of activities.

The Grand Express is designed especially for outdoor locations where flexibility and maneuverability are essential. Wattman is known for its high-quality and aesthetically pleasing trains that are easy to use when the available space is shared with pedestrians. All Wattman trains are trackless and are equipped with a battery pack so that your train can be used flexibly and very environmentally friendly. 

The final details of the Wattman Grand Express are currently being worked out, and we expect to be able to offer the First Edition at the end of November, with the first deliveries in spring 2021.

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Wattman trains are very environmentally friendly.

Our trains are built exclusively with environmentally friendly materials that are easy to recycle.

All Wattman trains are powered with a silent electric motor in combination with a battery pack that, in addition to a good autonomy, is also very economical with charging. A Wattman train only costs ± 9 KwH to recharge an empty battery pack with the built-in smart charger.

With proper maintenance, our batteries will last at least 2-3 years, after which they are easy to recycle. We have customers who even use the batteries for 5 years without any problems.

Due to the high build quality of a Wattman train, it will last 10 to 15 years!

Parts are also widely available for our older models.

The Wattman Grand Express comes standard with a locomotive and 3 passenger wagons with 30 adult passengers’ capacity.

The wagons offer each seating for 10 adult passengers with the possibility to divide each wagon into 2 sections with a removable panel.

The locomotive has a direct drive AC-motor and a 72-volts battery pack giving the train an autonomy of 10-12 hours per day based on a typical 50% duty cycle. The train can optionally be outfitted with an easily exchangeable battery pack.

We designed the Wattman Grand Express for comfortable rides on almost every terrain.

We outfitted the locomotive with suspension and an ergonomic adjustable seat for the driver.

The wagons have suspension and padded seats. The doors are sliding, giving the passenger easy access.

Both the locomotive and wagons have windows that can easily be opened and closed.

The Wattman Grand Express standard outfitted with an extensive package of security measures.

  • Automatic door locks on the wagons that close when the train is moving.
  • Monitor for the driver with an image of the blind spot in front of the locomotive.
  • Beacon light on the locomotive.
  • Extensive lighting package with; headlights, rear lights, direction indicators, and sidelights on the wagons.
  • Sound in Motion system on the locomotive; As the train moves forward, steam engine sounds are generated and projected from the locomotive.

All materials are selected to provide a long life without corrosion. High-quality paint processes are used to protect exposed surfaces.

Specifications 
LOCOMOTIVE
Width160 cm | 63 in.
Lenght338 cm | 133 in.
Height206 cm | 81 in.
Weight825 kg | 1820 lb
Battery Pack12 Lead-Acid, 6 Volts, 245 AH
Charger120/230 VAC Universal Charger 50/60hz
Autonomy hours8-10 hours , based on 50% usage ratio
Autonomy range± 35-50km/22-31 miles depending on slope and load
Recharge8 to 10 hours; with a removable battery pack as an option
Operating speed12-15 km/h | 7.5-9.5 MPH programmable by factory
Motor/DriveAC induction motor with high power AC controller
Tires185/65 R14 with steel rims
SuspensionFront coil springs and shock absorbers, Rear leaf springs
BrakesHydraulic split system, Front dist, Rear drum, and Parking brake
ConstructionSteel chassis with aluminium/steel /ABS structure
WAGONS
Width151 cm | 59 in.
Length262 cm | 103 in.
Height206 cm | 81 in.
Unloaded weight263 kg | 580 pounds
Tires5.70-8 type load range C
SuspensionAll wheels leaf springs
BrakesRear wheel drum brakes on all wagons
ConstructionAluminium chassis with aluminium/ABS structure
OVERALL
Overall length13,05 m | 42.8 feet (Locomotive + 3 passenger wagons)
Storage/transportEntire train will fit in a standard 40ft container
Unloaded weight263 kg | 580 pounds
Capacity30 seats for mix adults and children, max load 1.000 kg | 2.204lbs per wagon. Weight will affect autonomy
Maximum grade15%/8 degrees. At full load the maximum speed will reduce
U-turn capabilityU-turn capability: 10 m | 33 ft wall to wall clearance

We offer many possibilities to customize the train such as:

  • Custom colors
  • Exchangeable battery pack
  • Audio package
  • Smoke machine
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Advertising frames

In addition to the standard options, we can often also meet with personal requirements in the field of customization.

Sound in Motion

All our trains are equipped with our characteristic Sound in Motion system as standard; this system produces steam engine sounds based on the train’s speed that makes the experience even more realistic

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