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BR Class 50 Triple Icon Shop Diesel
BR Class 50 Triple
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 23 Icon Power
Tax 220 Fuel
Dispatch XP 134 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 7 Sep 2012 270 Gems 75,250 XP 80 Limit 2
Icon Shop VO Vintage 17 Jul 2013 205 Gems 75,250 XP 50 Limit 3
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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