Model Year Details

1996 - Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western Nobleman

U.K.
D1058


Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western Nobleman

Model: Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western Nobleman (Overall Model page)
Running Number: D1058
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: * 1,500
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Logo
Logo Years: 1965 - 1997
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Blue
B.R. Blue
Livery Details: Rail blue with yellow cab ends.
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: 1996
Catalogue Number: R.348
Year Information: The Westerns were a smaller and less powerful redesign of a German prototype first tested in 1958. 74 were built from 1961 onwards and Western Nobleman, depicted here in the BR blue livery of 1975/76, is typical of the class.
Model Motor: ---
Publication: Hornby Railways - 42nd Edition
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 42nd Edition
Hornby Railways - 42nd Edition
Logo & Box Design:


UK Price List: £36.50
Aust Price List: ---
Can Price List: ---

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Model Year Details (2)

YEAR CAT IMAGE
1996 R.348 1996
Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western Nobleman
1997 R.348 1997
Class 52 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive - Western Nobleman

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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