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Class XA Icon Shop Loco
Statistics
Class XA
Type Icon Shop Loco (Steam)
Power 19 Icon Power
Tax 720 Gold
Dispatch XP 66 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Purchasing Information
Shop Info: Gold Shop Info: Gems
Cost 3,850,000 Gold Cost N/A
Buy XP 42,500 XP Buy XP
Level 125 Level
Other Information
Added to the Shop with the 27 Dec 2012 Game Update.
Museum
Only one 2-8-8-8-4 was ever built, a Mallet-type for the Virginian Railway in 1916. Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works, it became the only example of their class XA, so named due to the experimental nature of the locomotive. The XA was unable to sustain a speed greater than five miles an hour, since the six cylinders could easily consume more steam than the boiler could produce. The tender had a four-wheel truck at the rear to help guide the locomotive into curves when drifting back downhill after pushing a train over the hill. The XA was sent back to Baldwin in 1920 and was rebuilt as two locomotives, a 2-8-8-0 and a 2-8-2. Unlike their progenitor which lasted only a few years in service, these two locomotives remained in service until 1953.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-8-8-8-4
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