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## About This Content
One of the classic early diesel era locomotives, the Class 52, comes to Train
Simulator as seen on mainline rail tours across the UK.
Built by British Rail for the Western Region between 1961 and 1964, the Type 4
locomotive followed the Western Region’s preference for diesel-hydraulic
models, compared to the more usual diesel-electric locomotives seen elsewhere
on the network and a need for a high-powered locomotive to head top-link
services. In total, 74 models were built at BR’s Swindon Works and Crewe
Works, and the twin Maybach engines delivered a top speed of 90mph (140 km/h).
Whilst the design of the Class was largely successful, its working life was
relatively short, with retirement beginning in the early 1970s and the Class
being fully withdrawn by 1977 and scrapped shortly after. They were also never
renumbered under TOPS, becoming the last class of locomotive on the BR network
not to carry a TOPS number.
However, their popularity has seen some locomotives preserved on heritage
railways, with D1015 ‘Western Champion’ retaining its certificate for mainline
use – the only ‘Western’ to do so.
The Class 52 – officially licensed by the Diesel Traction Group – for Train
Simulator is a former Iron Horse House model, which has been updated to Train
Simulator standard, including new scenarios and improved exterior modelling.
The locomotive recreates ‘Western Champion’ as seen today operating rail
tours, and is available in BR Western Region ‘Red’ livery including BR
‘chocolate and cream’ Mk1 coaching stock.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive
the BR Class 52 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as
those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for
The Riviera Line: Exeter-Paignton route (available separately and required to
play these scenarios).
Four scenarios for The Riviera Line: Exeter-Paignton route:
* Training: Class 52 Simple Controls
* Training: Class 52 Expert Controls
* Chocolate and Cream
* Tricky Time to Exeter
More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train
Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding
many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why
don’t you check it out now!
Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.
## Key Features
* Class 52 in BR Western ‘Red’ livery
* BR ‘chocolate and cream’ Mk1 coaches
* Quick Drive compatible
* Scenarios for The Riviera Line: Exeter-Paignton route
* Download size: 220mb
|Minimum System Requirements||Recommended System Requirements|
|CPU||2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)||Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8 GHz|
|RAM||2 GB RAM||8 GB RAM|
|OS||Windows® Vista / 7 / 8||64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10|
|Graphics Card||512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB VRAM or more|
|Direct X||Version 9.0c||Version 10|
|SOUND CARD||Direct X 9.0c compatible||DirectX Compatible|
|HDD Space||6 GB available space||20 GB available space|