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Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 19 Icon Power
Tax 145 Fuel
Dispatch XP 110 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Logo Limited Limited 2 Jan 2017-
27 Feb 2017
380 Gems 170,000 XP 143 Limit 1
Logo Limited Limited 8 Jan 2018-
26 Feb 2018
380 Gems 170,000 XP 143 Limit 1
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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