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BR Class 50 Double Icon Shop Diesel
BR Class 50 Double
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 15 Icon Power
Tax 126 Fuel
Dispatch XP 76 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Purchasing Information
Shop Info: Gold Shop Info: Gems
Cost 8,757,000 Gold Cost N/A
Buy XP 117,000 XP Buy XP
Level 153 Level
Other Information
Added to the Shop with the 27 Sep 2012 Game Update.
The British Rail Class 50 is a diesel locomotive built from 1967-68 by English Electric. Fifty of these locomotives were built to haul express passenger trains on the, then non-electrified, section of the West Coast Main Line. Before gaining their 50xxx TOPS numbers these locomotives were known as English Electric Type 4s. The class were nicknamed "Hoovers" (sometimes shortened to "Vacs") by rail enthusiasts because of the distinctive sound made by the inertial air-filters originally fitted. These proved unreliable, and were removed during mid-life refurbishment, but the "Hoover" nickname stuck.
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