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No D1035 Western Yeoman - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

No D1035 Western Yeoman - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive


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Size: 3000 x 2390 (1.2MB)

Date: 17th April 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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No D1035 Western Yeoman - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

Class 52 locomotive seen here in newly built condition

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 442452

© STEAM Picture Library 2007 - All Rights Reserved

Class 52 Western


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This stunning photograph captures the pristine beauty of No. D1035 Western Yeoman, a Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive (also known as Class 52) in its newly built condition. The locomotive, which is not affiliated with any specific company, is a testament to the engineering prowess of the Western Region of British Railways in the late 1950s. The Class 52 locomotives were designed to replace the steam locomotives that were still in use at the time, offering increased power, efficiency, and reliability. No. D1035, with its sleek lines and imposing presence, embodies the modernity and progress of the rail industry during this period. The photograph, taken at the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, showcases the locomotive in all its glory. The engine's gleaming orange and black livery, with the Western Region crest proudly displayed on the nose, is a sight to behold. The large cab, positioned centrally, provides ample space for the driver and his assistant, ensuring a comfortable working environment. The engine's powerful diesel engines, located under the long bonnet, provide the necessary power to haul heavy freight and passenger trains. The hydraulic transmission system, which was a first for British Railways, ensures smooth and efficient power transfer to the wheels. This photograph is a reminder of the golden age of rail travel and the engineering marvels that shaped the industry. No. D1035 Western Yeoman stands as a symbol of progress and innovation, a testament to the ingenuity and dedication of the engineers and designers who brought it to life.

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