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BR Class 50 Quad Icon Shop Diesel
BR Class 50 Quad
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 30 Icon Power
Tax 320 Fuel
Dispatch XP 192 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 7 Sep 2012 315 Gems 148,500 XP 110 Limit 1
Icon Shop VO Vintage 17 Jul 2013 255 Gems 148,500 XP 70 Limit 2
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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