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Ce 6/8 doodles by Hydrothrax Ce 6/8 doodles by Hydrothrax

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.

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clockworks360 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Not gonna lie....this looks like deckermon.
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I am not very familiar with Digimon as I did not grow up with it - looked it up, I can see where you're coming from though!
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HEYLLER Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student Artist
wowowow coool =}
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dpal Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
-> ...built between 1919-1021 (and upgraded...

it's mean 1921, right? ;-)
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
WHOOP TYPO, haha thanks! Fixed :)
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
It looks wonderfully crocodilian-- and the arcs of electricity around its pantographs look amazing.  Creepy indeed!
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
True to its nickname!
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
Quite. X3
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
out of curiosity, how do biomechs dependent on electricity 'live'? like what do they do? hahah I mean the planes and tenks do military stuff, the bikkies and missiles are just running around amok hahah but like what do these train beasts do? 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
They're rare, along with "rogues" in general. Sentient vehicles that are more part of a networked system are most likely to live out their existence in secrecy, coming out at night when all is quiet... haha!
(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)
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Student Filmographer
hahahah that's a funny idea~
crocodile escape D: 
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Cast-ironDonut13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
I want one
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Binaryrobot Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
So cool love the look of the engen 
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Zgerken Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
Looks amazing can't wait to see what you come up with next! It also gives me so many ideas!
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Mavidi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
On russian railways we have some crocodiles too B-)
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.
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh nice! I like the cab style. Wasn't aware the nickname was popular beyond German/Swiss/Austrian use for locomotives!
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Flaming-Lambo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amaze. 

He/she/it's cute af. :D
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cykid100 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
Woah
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RRaillery Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2016
I'd very much like to see the double-ended profile you've sketched, but given the full color and shading treatment. It's got a very heraldic look to it already.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Aha! One of my favorite electrics!
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VVFIN Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice.
Have you ever heard about SR1? Also know as Siberian Wolf. Train build in Soviet Union but mostly used in Finland.
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suntwilig Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
looks cool
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colt7747 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
well he looks awesome il say that!
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Galladoskope Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!!! Nice!!!!! Nice!!!!!! Please next a hyper speed Train:-)
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Student Filmographer
Yay! I saw this guy on your tumblr, gators make great monster machines! I love this guy so much haha XD

'specially love his bitey butt haha
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