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Welcome to the 
WESTERN LOCOMOTIVE ASSOCIATION

Owners and operators of 2 x CLASS 52 DIESEL HYDRAULIC LOCOMOTIVES on the 
Severn Valley Railway....... and at large.

Staring down the barrel of a cylinder



Cylinder-heads under reconstruction. Old BR heads are routinely being replaced with a higher quality steel heads which will undoubtedly lead to fewer issues with engine reliability, reduction in demands for running repairs and maintenance, and increased time in traffic - better all round! Simples!

Another shot of the spare "marine" engine undergoing major re-build. She may look a little worn on the outside, but deep inside she's a real beaut....... the engineering on these German engines is quite simply superb.