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ALCO C-855 A Icon Shop Diesel
ALCO C-855 A
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 22 Icon Power
Tax 202 Fuel
Dispatch XP 132 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 24 Aug 2012 260 Gems 70,000 XP 70 Limit 2
Icon Shop VO Vintage 3 Jul 2013 195 Gems 70,000 XP 50 Limit 3
Other Information
This item's graphic was changed with the 14 Nov 2016 Game Update. The original is below:
Old ALCO C-855 A
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.
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