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C-855 Mailbox Icon Shop Diesel
C-855 Mailbox
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 78 Icon Power
Tax 703 Fuel
Dispatch XP 633 XP
Set Mailbox Cargo I (+25%)
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 18 Nov 2016 320 Gems 117,685 XP 90 Limit 2
Icon Shop VO Vintage 26 Jul 2017 275 Gems 95,250 XP 70 Limit 3
Logo Limited Limited 8 Oct 2018-
15 Oct 2018
500 Gems 44,000,000 XP 770 Limit 1
4,400,000,000 Gold 800
The ALCO Century 855 was ALCO's most powerful diesel-electric locomotive and, at the time, the most powerful diesel locomotive ever built. Powered by a pair of ALCO 251C diesel engines, and rated at 5,500 horsepower, it was ALCO's answer to the EMD DD35 and the GE U50. The trucks and bolsters of the 855 were similar to those under UP's earlier turbine locomotives. Only two A units and one B unit were built, all for Union Pacific Railroad, which had also requested double-engined locomotives from EMD and GE in order to replace the turbines, which had become uneconomical to operate. They spent their lives in the genereal freight pool at North Platte, however poor performance led to their early retirement and eventual scrapping by February 1972.
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