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N&W 2300 Ruby Icon Shop Loco
N&W 2300 Ruby
Type Icon Shop Loco (Steam)
Power 130 Icon Power
Tax 12,000 Gold
Dispatch XP 775 XP
Set Ruby Cargo II
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 25 May 2018 350 Gems 225,000 XP 90 Limit 2
Icon Shop VO Vintage 16 Jan 2019 295 Gems 225,000 XP 70 Limit 3
Although superficially similar to the Chesapeake and Ohio steam-turbine loco, it was of quite different design, being shorter and lighter, with a Babcock & Wilcox water-tube flash boiler. The 2300 survived for only three years. Once again there were major difficulties with reliability. Coal dust contaminated the electrical equipment. The feedwater heater and semi-automatic boiler controls gave trouble, and the turbine blades suffered when the loco backed heavily onto a train. None of these problems appear to be insoluble, but the locomotive was mainly used as a "pusher" and was scrapped in 1958.
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