|DR 18 201 Chrome|
|Offer Type||Offer Date||Cost||Buy XP||Level||Restrictions|
|Special||28 Aug 2012||255||52,500||65||Limit 3|
|Vintage||7 Jul 2013||255||52,500||50||Limit 4|
|Award From||Machinery III||Limit||1|
| The German express locomotive, number 18 201 of the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany, was made in 1960-61 at Meiningen repair shop as a conversion of the Henschel-Wegmann locomotive 61 002, the tender from 44 468 and parts of H 45 024 and Class 41. It is the fastest operational steam locomotive in the world. The need for the conversion was mainly that the research institute at VES-M Halle urgently needed locomotives that could do at least 160 km/h in order to test passenger coaches.|
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