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Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King

U.K.
D1039

Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King

Years Released: 1994 1995 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King
Running Number: D1039
Category: Diesel Electric Locomotives
Diesel Electric Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class 52 (Type 4) Western
Class 52 (Type 4) Western
Designer: British Railways
Class Information: These unique diesel hydraulic express passenger locomotives were originally classified by British Railways as Type 4 and later reclassified Class 52 under TOPS. In 1959, as part of British Railways modernisation plan, these locomotives were key elements in the plan set forth by the British Transport Commission to completely replace steam traction through-out the Western Region. More...
Weight: 109 tons
Purpose: Express Passenger & Heavy Freight
Wheel Arrangement: C-C
C-C
Model Information: Length - 10 5/8 inches - 27.1cm.
Models Produced: * 2,200
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:

1994 1995

1994 1995
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Late Crest
Logo Years: 1956 - 1967
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Maroon
B.R. Maroon
Livery Details: Maroon with yellow lettering.
Company Information: British Railways came into existence in 1948 when the dominating four British railway companies amalgamated. Steam traction on British Railways ended in 1968 and the system was re-branded as British Rail.

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Model Year Details (2)

YEAR CAT MODEL
1994 R.101 1994
Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King
1995 R.101 1995
Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King

Related Service Sheets (4)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
105 6 Wheel Powered Bogies June 1978
105 (Back) 6 Wheel Powered Bogies - Back June 1978
116 Diesel Loco Class 52 Western Courier - R.352, R.368 February 1980
116 (Back) Diesel Loco Class 52 Western Courier - R.352, R.368 - Back February 1980

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
1994 The Westerns first appeared in 1961 and, in keepeing with the long traditions of Swindon works they exhibited a considerable originality of design. Their premature withdrawal in thelate 1970s cam about because of a BR policy to standardise on diesel electric traction. Model powered by Type 5 ringfield motor.
1995 There were 74 Westerns produced at Swindon but like the Hymeks they fell foul of BRs standardisation plans for diesel electric traction in the late 1970s. The model has diecast metal cab interiors and separate handrails. Motive power is supplied by a Type 5 ringfield motor.

Motor Information

YEAR MOTOR
1994 Type 5 Ringfield
1995 Type 5 Ringfield

Price List

YEAR UK PRICE
1994 £31.05
1995 £35.00

Catalogue Images (2)

R.101 - Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King - 1994
R.101 Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King - 1994

R.101 - Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King - 1995
R.101 Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King - 1995


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