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HHP-8 Flyer Icon Shop Electric
HHP-8 Flyer
Type Icon Shop Electric (Electric)
Power 29 Icon Power
Tax 228 U-235
Dispatch XP 189 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 14 May 2013 260 Gems 96,500 XP 97 Limit 2
Icon Shop VO Vintage 23 Mar 2014 225 Gems 35,400 XP 50 Limit 3
Award Information
Award From Boogie Man II Limit 1
The Acela HHP-8 is a double-ended electric locomotive manufactured by a consortium of Bombardier and Alstom. HHP-8 stands for High HorsePower 8000. They replaced the GE E60s and supplement the aging AEM-7s on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, though some of the AEM-7s have been upgraded to match the hauling power of the HHP-8s because the HHP-8s suffered from intractable reliability problems. The locomotive can haul Amfleet cars at speeds of up to 125 mph (201 km/h). They are sometimes referred to by train crews as "Hippos", "Rhinos", and "Bananas".
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