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BR 52 Goldie Icon Shop Diesel
BR 52 Goldie
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 47 Icon Power
Tax 438 Fuel
Dispatch XP 316 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 10 Jan 2014 295 Gems 90,000 XP 90 Limit 1
Icon Shop VO Vintage 22 Oct 2014 240 Gems 50,000 XP 70 Limit 2
BR Class 52 was a series of 74 large Type 4 diesel-hydraulic locomotives built for the Western Region of British Railways between 1961 and 1964. All were given two-word names, the first word being Western, thus the type became known as Westerns. BR Western Region needed a high-powered locomotive for top-link services, so the Western needed two diesel engines to achieve the required power output. Experience had shown that the Maybach engines of the time were superior to the MAN engines, particularly in power output. Also Maybach were able to offer their 12 MD engines rated at 1,350 bhp (1,010 kW) allied to a Voith transmission, while a competetive Mekydro transmission designed to handle such power could not be fitted into the British loading gauge.
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