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Virginian N&W 2300 Icon Shop Loco
Virginian N&W 2300
Type Icon Shop Loco (Steam)
Power 148 Icon Power
Tax 26,500 Gold
Dispatch XP 917 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 2 Aug 2019 335 Gems 332,000 XP 90 Limit 2
Icon Shop VO Vintage 12 Feb 2020 285 Gems 332,000 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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