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Sodium Class 52 Icon Shop Diesel
Sodium Class 52
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 109 Icon Power
Tax 924 Fuel
Dispatch XP 1,085 XP
Set Sodium Express II (+120%)
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 7 May 2019 320 Gems 129,100 XP 90 Limit 2
Icon SpecialEvent Event 8 Oct 2019 [1]290 Gems 129,100 XP 90 Limit 3[1]
Icon Shop VO Vintage 24 Nov 2019 270 Gems 129,100 XP 70 Limit 3
Other Information
  1. 1.0 1.1 During the Nostalgia event, this item had special event prices and limits. If you want to order this item from Support after the event has ended, the costs and limits are the same as the last Special/Vintage Offer.
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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