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BR Class 52 Icon Shop Diesel
Statistics
BR Class 52 (Red)
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 9 Icon Power
Tax 30 Fuel
Dispatch XP 57 XP
Set N/A
OCU Not required
Purchasing Information
Shop Info: Gold Shop Info: Gems
Cost 290,500 Gold Cost N/A
Buy XP 7,300 XP Buy XP
Level 80 Level
Other Information
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Added to the Shop with the 2 Aug 2012 Game Update.

This item's graphic was changed with the 12 Dec 2016 Game Update. The original is below:
Old BR Class 52

Variations

It is also available in a blue color scheme.
BR Class 52 (Blue)

The BR Class 52 is a British designed and built locomotive.

Background

The Class 52 'Westerns' were the final development of the Western Regions fleet of diesel-hydraulic locomotives and as such were deemed as non-standard and scheduled for early withdrawal. The class became undoubtedly the most popular machines to run on the BR system possibly due to their unique styling, and the seven members of the class that survive in preservation today prove popular attractions.

Museum
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.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_52
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