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Class 52 Western Locomotive No. D1000 Western Enterprise

Class 52 Western Locomotive No. D1000 Western Enterprise


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Size: 2345 x 1698 (1.2MB)

Date: 16th February 2022

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Class 52 Western Locomotive No. D1000 Western Enterprise

Class 52 Western Locomotive No. D1000 Western Enterprise, the first Western to be built at Swindon Works.
Type 4 diesel hydraulic locomotives built at Swindon Works and Crewe Works between 1961 and 1964. The locomotives in this class were all given a name beginning with ÔÇÿWestern, so, the class became known as the Westerns

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Class 52 Diesel Swindon Works Western


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The captivating print showcases the iconic Class 52 Western Locomotive No. D1000 Western Enterprise, a true masterpiece of engineering and a symbol of British railway history. This particular locomotive holds great significance as it was the very first Western to be built at Swindon Works, representing a remarkable achievement in locomotive production. Belonging to the Type 4 diesel hydraulic locomotives series, which were manufactured between 1961 and 1964 at both Swindon Works and Crewe Works, this class earned its distinctive name by assigning each locomotive with a title beginning with 'Western. ' Consequently, these powerful machines became widely known as the Westerns among railway enthusiasts. The majestic presence of No. D1000 Western Enterprise is beautifully captured in this photo print, showcasing its sleek design and robust construction. With its striking livery and prominent logo adorning its side, this locomotive stands as an emblematic representation of British engineering prowess during that era. Preserved within the esteemed STEAM Museum of the GWR (Great Western Railway), this photograph serves as a testament to our rich industrial heritage. It invites viewers to appreciate not only the technical brilliance behind these magnificent machines but also their cultural significance in shaping transportation history

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