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ALCO C-855 Skylab Icon Shop Diesel
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ALCO C-855 Skylab
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 23 Icon Power
Tax 200 Fuel
Dispatch XP 135 XP
Set Lunar Program II
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 25 Sep 2012 Data Missing
Icon Shop VO Vintage 31 Jul 2013 200 Gems 72,000 XP 50 Limit 3
Other Information
This item's graphic was changed with the 12 Dec 2016 Game Update. The original is below:
Old ALCO C-855 Skylab
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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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