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4th C-855 Double Icon Shop Diesel
Statistics
4th C-855 Double
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 12 Icon Power
Tax 60 Fuel
Dispatch XP 54 XP
Set N/A
OCU Not required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Logo Limited Limited 20 Oct 2014-
3 Nov 2014
2,400,000 Gold 30,000 XP 94 Limit 1
Logo Limited Limited 24 Oct 2016-
7 Nov 2016
2,400,000 Gold 30,000 XP 94 Limit 1
Museum
The ALCO Century 855 was ALCO's most powerful diesel-electric locomotive and, at the time, the most powerful diesel locomotive ever built. Powered by a pair of ALCO 251C diesel engines, and rated at 5,500 horsepower, it was ALCO's answer to the EMD DD35 and the GE U50. The trucks and bolsters of the 855 were similar to those under UP's earlier turbine locomotives. Only two A units and one B unit were built, all for Union Pacific Railroad, which had also requested double-engined locomotives from EMD and GE in order to replace the turbines, which had become uneconomical to operate. They spent their lives in the genereal freight pool at North Platte, however poor performance led to their early retirement and eventual scrapping by February 1972.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALCO_Century_855
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