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Zephyr GE E60 Icon Shop Electric
Zephyr GE E60
Type Icon Shop Electric (Electric)
Power 96 Icon Power
Tax 844 U-235
Dispatch XP 1,004 XP
Set Zephyr Express II
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 8 May 2018 320 Gems 1,000,000 XP 90 Limit 2
Icon Shop VO Vintage 14 Nov 2018 275 Gems 124,660 XP 70 Limit 3
The GE E60 is a C-C electric locomotive made by GE Transportation Systems. The E60's were based on existing locomotives designed for freight service. Amtrak ordered 26 units between 1974 and 1976, and they were split between 7 E60CP units with steam generators for older passenger equipment, and 19 E60CH units with newer head-end power generators for the Amfleet and rebuilt Heritage Fleet equipment. Their initial weight was 193.5 tons, more than double the optimum for passenger service, which contributed to poor running during testing. The locomotives had a tendency to yaw sideways when accelerating, placing high stress on the rails.
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