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D172 Ixion (46035) at Kensington Olympia.
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 km/h.

D172 "Ixion" hauls 2 Mark 3A sleeping cars through Kensington Olympia on Tuesday June 8th, 1999.

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