Logo Halloween
Black Widow Icon Shop Loco
Black Widow
Type Icon Shop Loco (Steam)
Power 50 Icon Power
Tax 3,200 Gold
Dispatch XP 210 XP
Set Black Widow (+20%)
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Logo Limited Limited 16 Oct 2017-
6 Nov 2017
155,000,000 Gold 1,550,000 XP 336 Limit 2
Logo Limited Limited 4 Nov 2019-
18 Nov 2019
155,000,000 Gold 1,550,000 XP 336 Limit 2
Only one 2-8-8-8-4 was ever built, a Mallet-type for the Virginian Railway in 1916. Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works, it became the only example of their class XA, so named due to the experimental nature of the locomotive. The XA was unable to sustain a speed greater than five miles an hour, since the six cylinders could easily consume more steam than the boiler could produce. The tender had a four-wheel truck at the rear to help guide the locomotive into curves when drifting back downhill after pushing a train over the hill. The XA was sent back to Baldwin in 1920 and was rebuilt as two locomotives, a 2-8-8-0 and a 2-8-2. Unlike their progenitor which lasted only a few years in service, these two locomotives remained in service until 1953.
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