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Class XA Wintry Icon Shop Loco
Statistics
Class XA Wintry
Type Icon Shop Loco (Steam)
Power 56 Icon Power
Tax 3,590 Gold
Dispatch XP 231 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Logo Limited Limited 21 Dec 2015-
4 Jan 2016
295,500,000 Gold 3,940,000 XP 347 Limit 1
Logo Limited Limited 28 Nov 2016-
27 Feb 2017
295,500,000 Gold 3,940,000 XP 347 Limit 1
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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