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Class XA Triple Icon Shop Loco
Class XA Triple
Type Icon Shop Loco (Steam)
Power 45 Icon Power
Tax 3,050 Gold
Dispatch XP 190 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Purchasing Information
Shop Info: Gold Shop Info: Gems
Cost 90,320,000 Gold Cost 430 Gems
Buy XP 1,185,000 XP Buy XP 1,185,000 XP
Level 320 Level 290
Limit 1 Limit 1
Other Information
Added to the Shop with the 20 Sep 2012 Game Update.

Based off a Virginian Railway Locomotive

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.
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