Maglev Locomotives are a form of Rail Vehicle that is designed to provide motive power to a Maglev Train. Maglev Locomotives will only run of the specific type infrastructure for which it is designed.
See also Railroad Locomotive
- Note: numbers 1-7 are NOT Maglev Locomotives
Examples of Maglev Locomotives
1 Maglev Locomotive items
|Fringian Maglev End Unit||Maglev Locomotive||Ground (Rail)||8||26 Tons||Cr9,450,000 /|
The general trade off is that the additional cost of the required infrastructure is offset by the increased weights and (especially) speeds that can be achieved by the resulting vehicles.
The presence of guide rails in the infrastructure makes the use of this technology relatively safe, especially in low-Gravity environments, or where the direction of travel for the vehicle is vertical (e.g. in a lift-shaft). This technology allows use of the sub-surface dimension for mass-transport on planets.