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Class 52 Warmth Icon Shop Diesel
Class 52 Warmth
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 92 Icon Power
Tax 820 Fuel
Dispatch XP 750 XP
Set Warmth Liner II (+120%)
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 26 Dec 2017 320 Gems 124,040 XP 90 Limit 2
Icon Shop VO Vintage 29 Jul 2018 275 Gems 124,040 XP 70 Limit 3
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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