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Class 89 Wind
Type Icon Shop Electric (Electric)
Power 95 Icon Power
Tax 838 U-235
Dispatch XP 768 XP
Set Wind Liner I (+30%)
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 27 Mar 2018 320 Gems 124,970 XP 90 Limit 2
Icon Shop VO Vintage 28 Nov 2018 275 Gems 124,970 XP 70 Limit 3
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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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