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Clover Icon Shop Diesel
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 50 Icon Power
Tax 433 Fuel
Dispatch XP 330 XP
Set Clover (+25%)
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 14 Mar 2014 325 Gems 93,750 XP 90 Limit 2
Icon Shop VO Vintage 7 Jan 2015 275 Gems 79,325 XP 70 Limit 3
Logo Limited Limited 16 Mar 2020-
23 Mar 2020
430 Gems 5,279,000 XP 470 Limit 10
527,885,000 Gold 500 Limit 1
The British Rail Class 50 is a diesel locomotive built from 1967-68 by English Electric. Fifty of these locomotives were built to haul express passenger trains on the, then non-electrified, section of the West Coast Main Line. Before gaining their 50xxx TOPS numbers these locomotives were known as English Electric Type 4s. The class were nicknamed "Hoovers" (sometimes shortened to "Vacs") by rail enthusiasts because of the distinctive sound made by the inertial air-filters originally fitted. These proved unreliable, and were removed during mid-life refurbishment, but the "Hoover" nickname stuck.
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