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BR Class 89 Double Icon Shop Electric
BR Class 89 Double
Type Icon Shop Electric (Electric)
Power 20 Icon Power
Tax 165 U-235
Dispatch XP 120 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 31 Jul 2012 260 Gems 66 Limit 2
Award Information
Award From Lucy #9 Limit 1
Other Information
This item's graphic was changed with the 12 Dec 2016 Game Update. The original is below:
Old BR Class 89 Double

The BR Class 89 Double is a version of two BR Class 89 (although in real life only one was built) connects together to make power output and costing more taxes than single version. In addition to being awarded for Lucy's 9th contract, this locomotive was also available as a Special Offer in the Shop in August 2012. Also available in the Special Offer at that time was the Fire of Summer Games decoration and Javelin Olympia train set.

The Class 89 is a prototype design for an electric locomotive. Only one unit was built, no. 89001, which was officially named Avocet by the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on 16 January 1989 at the home of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (whose logo is an Avocet). It was built in 1986, by BREL at their Crewe Works, and was used on test-trains on both the West Coast Main Line and East Coast Main Line. It was fitted with advanced power control systems and developed over 6,000 bhp (4,500 kW). Over the time it was given the nickname "Aardvark" although railfans used to call it "The Badger" due to its sloping front ends.
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