Train Sim World

TSW: Go Hydraulic with the Western!

Experience something new under the sunny skies of West Somerset in the form of the BR Class 52, which is available now for Train Sim World!
The BR Class 52 ‘Western’ was built during the dawn of the diesel age to replace express steam locomotives on British Railway’s Western Region. Unlike the rest of the network, the Western Region opted for diesel-hydraulic transmission as their main driver for top-link work, claiming it would be more beneficial than diesel-electric counterparts.
As a result, the Class 52 was soon born, equipped with 2 diesel engines totalling in 2700 horsepower and capable of sustaining 90mph operation. They would spend their days racing out of London Paddington and serving the west, before finally being retired in 1977.
It is in their retirement that select locomotives found new life and survived into preservation, including on the West Somerset Railway, where they still have the chance to give passengers a taste of what it was like to ride the rails of yesteryear.
And now, in Train Sim World, you too can go hydraulic and take control of the BR Class 52 ‘Western’, which is available now and further brings to life our West Somerset Railway diesel gala!

Key Features

  • BR Class 52 ‘Western’ in Maroon Livery
  • Accurate, true-to-life performance and handling
  • Highly authentic driving characteristics and interactive controls, including individual engine controls
  • Includes three engaging scenarios and an interactive tutorial for West Somerset Railway
  • Operable in Service Mode in West Somerset Railway with more than 15 services to take control of
The large locomotives of the WSR put on a show at Bishops Lydeard - the Class 47, having just headed a service from Minehead, waits for the Class 52 to attach additional coaches to the consist to increase capacity.
The cab of the Class 52 is expansive and ergonomic, and a fanastic place to watch the Somerset countryside roll by.
Ready for all conditions, the BR Class 52 is seen about the West Somerset Railway in both the cold of Winter (above) and soaking up the sun (below).
More scenes in Somerset as the Class 52 prepares to depart Minehead (above) and trundles through autumnal woodland (below).
The Class 52 joins the Class 33 as available add-on locomotives to expand our Train Sim World: West Somerset Railway diesel gala!
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TSW: Go Hydraulic with the Western!
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