Train Sim World: BR Class 52 ‘Western’ Loco Add-On

Compatibility: Train Sim World 2020
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Built to work top-link expresses, the BR Class 52 spent its days racing through BR’s Western Region and now enjoys retirement on heritage railways.

In 1955 the modernisation plan of British Railways was published. The plan called for all regions to gradually phase out steam locomotives in favour of modern diesel motive power. Most of the network opted for diesel-electric technology, but the Western Region took a different approach and started chasing the idea of using hydraulic transmission.

A handful of designs would be produced in the following years for various duties, but none would be as striking as the 'Western' which first rolled off the production line in the early 1960s. Derived from German diesel hydraulic technology, the 'Western' was fitted with two engines which, when combined, resulted in a much higher tractive effort than the previously built efforts.

The Class 52 was capable of achieving 90 MPH and unofficial records claim they reached speeds of 110 MPH. Nevertheless, they defined the standard for GWR express operation throughout the 1960s and 1970s, proving diesel-hydraulic traction could be used effectively. However, this reign only lasted until 1977, when they were displaced by the new BR Class 50 and British Rail’s flagship High Speed Train sets.

From a total pool of 74 locomotives, only seven would survive into preservation and, even though this remaining few exist in various conditions, some are operational and call the West Somerset Railway their home.

Note: Train Sim World: West Somerset Railway is required, as a separate purchase, in order to utilise the content featured in this add-on.

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
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System Requirements:


  • Train Sim World 2020
  • Train Sim World: West Somerset Railway is required, as a separate purchase, in order to utilise the content featured in this add-on
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.5GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X @ 3.7GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 270 with 2GB VRAM or more
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
  • Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
  • Steam account required
Please note: We are only able to accept payment for this title via PayPal.
$19.99
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Earn up to 63 points.


Train Sim World: BR Class 52 ‘Western’ Loco Add-On This TSW add-on brings you the BR Class 52 ‘Western’ in the Maroon livery, with true-to-life performance and handling, authentic driving characteristics and interactive controls which include individual engine controls.

The BR Class 52 is operable in Service Mode in West Somerset Railway, with more than 15 services to take control of, and three engaging scenarios and an interactive tutorial for this route are also included.

Download size: 70MB (learn about downloads)

$19.99
In Stock
Earn up to 63 points.