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BR Class 52 Double Icon Shop Diesel
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BR Class 52 Double
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 13 Icon Power
Tax 105 Fuel
Dispatch XP 70 XP
Set N/A
OCU Not required
Purchasing Information
Shop Info: Gold Shop Info: Gems
Cost 4,100,000 Gold Cost N/A
Buy XP 60,000 XP Buy XP
Level 117 Level
Other Information
This item's graphic was changed with the 12 Dec 2016 Game Update. The original is below:
Old BR Class 52 Double
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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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