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EMD E8 Icon Shop Diesel
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 12 Icon Power
Tax 92 Fuel
Dispatch XP 62 XP
Set N/A
OCU Not required
Purchasing Information
Shop Info: Gold Shop Info: Gems
Cost 2,130,000 Gold Cost N/A
Buy XP 22,700 XP Buy XP
Level 103 Level
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Added to the Shop at an unknown date.
The E8 was a 2,250-horsepower (1,678 kW), A1A-A1A passenger-train locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of La Grange, Illinois. 450 cab versions, or E8As, were built from August 1949 to January 1954, 447 for the U.S. and 3 for Canada. 46 E8Bs were built from December 1949 to January 1954, all for the U.S. The 2,250 hp came from two 12 cylinder model 567B engines, each driving a generator to power the two traction motors on one truck. The E8 was the ninth model in the line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units.
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