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EMD FT A Icon Shop Diesel
Statistics
EMD FT A
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 6 Icon Power
Tax 23 Fuel
Dispatch XP 37 XP
Set N/A
OCU Not required
Purchasing Information
Shop Info: Gold Shop Info: Gems
Cost 50,000 Gold Cost N/A
Buy XP 625 XP Buy XP
Level 30 Level
Other Information
Used in contract:

Added to the Shop at an unknown date.

Data corrected with the 28 Nov 2016 Game Update.

Interesting Facts:

  • The locomotive in Trainstation carries the demonstrator paint scheme. Only one locomotive set, EMD 103.
  • As built, it was impossible for the FT to be operated without its B unit, since the demonstrator was permanently coupled to its B unit by a drawbar.
  • Though there had been some earlier attempts, the FT is regarded as being the "first" diesel locomotive in the United States. During WW2, it was the only diesel locomotive that the government allowed to be produced due to wartime materials rationing.
  • It is possible to purchase the FT A-B set in the game, however the locomotive's pixel is drawn wrong. The "B" unit rear truck is flush with the rear of the unit, while the real FT A-B had a large overhang between the rear of the unit and its rear truck.
Museum
The EMD FT was a 1,350-horsepower (1,010 kW) diesel-electric locomotive produced by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division. It was the first model in EMD's very successful F-unit series of cab unit freight diesels, and was the locomotive that convinced many U.S. railroads that the diesel-electric freight locomotive was the future. Many rail historians consider the FT one of the most important locomotive models of all time.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_FT
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