English Diesel Photos
|Class 46 D172 was numbered 46035 prior to preservation and the nameplate
"Ixion" was also a later addition. The locomotive was built by
British Railways at Derby in 1963 and rides on 8 wheel trucks with the 3
powered and 1 non-powered axles. It is rated at 1860 kW, 2500hp and is
restricted to 75 mph, 120 km/h down from its design speed of 90 mph/ 146
D172 "Ixion" hauls 2 Mark 3A sleeping cars through Kensington Olympia on Tuesday June 8th, 1999.