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Statistics
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Type Common Electric (200%)
Power 102 Icon Power.png
Slots 1 Icon Uncommon Slots.png
Tax 902 U-235.png
Dispatch XP 825 XP.png
Set N/A
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO.png Special 9 Jan 2018 350 Gems.png 124,040 XP.png 90 Limit 1
Icon Shop VO.png Vintage 5 Aug 2018 290 Gems.png 124,040 XP.png 70 Limit 2
Museum
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.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_89
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