Alright, another one - this time an electric engine, based on the infamous Ce 6/8 (if anyone out there is familiar with Swiss rail history, this was powerful engine built between 1919-1921 (and upgraded in the 40′s) specifically with the Gotthard mountain pass in mind. Because of the abundance of hydroelectric power from the alps, the Swiss were quick to electrify very early on.) Its looks earned it its nickname, “Krokodil” (crocodile.)
This thing is probably my favorite electric locomotive
I figure that a biomech based off a locomotive like this (or any vehicle built to run in both directions equally well, along with a visual design that is completely mirrored) would be able to flip its anatomy around at any time. So for example, the leg joints can just flip the other way while it’ll generate a distinctive head & set of jaws out of whichever end is dominant at the time. Which would be gloriously creepy to see.
Also yes, electric biomechs would definitely be dependent on a power grid - they can run around in creature mode away from a power source for a little while, running on stored energy, but never too far.
it's mean 1921, right?
(Also, the Krokodil is a very old engine and no longer in service - much easier for something like that, perhaps sitting in a museum or dead-line somewhere, to sneak some juice and run rogue once in a while. ;D)
It's 3ТЭ10М (3TE10M), 4ТЭ10С (4TE10S) diesel locomotives, versions of these locos equipped with 10D100 diesel also known as "cruiser" (form of outlet collectors). Also "crocodile" nickname have an ВЛ15 (VL15) electric locomotive.
He/she/it's cute af.
Have you ever heard about SR1? Also know as Siberian Wolf. Train build in Soviet Union but mostly used in Finland.
'specially love his bitey butt haha