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Class 89 Crystalized Icon Shop Electric
Class 89 Crystalized
Type Icon Shop Electric (Electric)
Power 102 Icon Power
Tax 902 U-235
Dispatch XP 825 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 9 Jan 2018 350 Gems 124,040 XP 90 Limit 1
Icon Shop VO Vintage 5 Aug 2018 290 Gems 124,040 XP 70 Limit 2
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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