Class 52 - D1010 Western Campaigner



By 1972 all the Westerns were painted in the ubiquitous BR Blue the only livery to be applied to the whole fleet. We all remember 1976 for the summer heatwave that lasted 10 glorious weeks, but to rail enthusiasts at the time it's remembered as the last hurrah of the Westerns. With its unique design and distinctive sound, the Western was the first diesel locomotive to have a popular following, something which had not been seen since the last days of steam a decade earlier. During those long hot summer days enthusiasts from all parts of the country, either on day trips or if you could afford it a week long Western Rail Rover, descended on the stations and depots of the Western Region to catch a glimpse of the remaining Westerns before their ultimate withdrawal early the following year. 

Print sizes and quantities

Our train prints are available in the following sizes. The total number of prints available in each size is shown in brackets.

50cm x 25 cm (250)

80cm x 40cm (200)

100cm x 50cm (150)

About our paper

All our prints are printed using water based inks on sustainably sourced 315gsm Cold Press Watercolour Paper (CPWP). A 100% cotton rag paper with a matte finish and a tight, highly textured surface resemblant of etching paper.

Modelled after a true old world watercolour paper the natural white, OBA free base of this archival quality ‘cold press’ paper lends a traditional feel to our archival inkjet fine art prints.

The rough textured surface is coated with a matte coating, compatible with both pigment and dye inkjet printers providing a stable base for our images and ensuring they last for years.

About our frames

Available in black, white, gold, silver, wood (natural) and brown (dark wood).

Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. The frames have a square profile measuring 20mm (front face) by 22mm (depth from wall).

• Flush surface mount

• Satin laminated finish for added protection

• Lightweight and robust

• Delivered either strung or with sawtooth hangers

• Made from sustainably sourced wood

About our glazing

Choose from either Float Glass or Perspex. Our framed prints are delivered in rigid, double-wall corrugated cardboard boxes ensuring maximum protection.

Float Glass

• Has a flat smooth surface
• High degree of light transmission
• 100% recyclable and non-toxic


• Lighter than glass
• Does not shatter like glass
• Tint free
• More susceptible to scratching