Model Year Details

1994 - Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King

U.K.
D1039


Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King

Model: Western Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western King (Overall Model page)
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
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.
Year: 1994
Catalogue Number: R.101
Year Information: 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.
Model Motor: Type 5 Ringfield
Publication: Hornby Railways - 40th Edition
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 40th Edition
Hornby Railways - 40th Edition
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UK Price List: £31.05
Aust Price List: ---
Can Price List: ---

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Model Year Details (2)

YEAR CAT IMAGE
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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