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Class 89 Gaelic Icon Shop Electric
Class 89 Gaelic
Type Icon Shop Electric (Electric)
Power 14 Icon Power
Tax 113 U-235
Dispatch XP 67 XP
Set Gaelic Express (+30%)
OCU Not required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Logo Limited Limited 14 Mar 2016-
28 Mar 2016
5,100,000 Gold 63,000 XP 112 Limit 2
Logo Limited Limited 12 Mar 2018-
19 Mar 2018
5,100,000 Gold 63,000 XP 112 Limit 2
Logo Limited Limited 16 Mar 2020-
23 Mar 2020
5,100,000 Gold 63,000 XP 112 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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