British Rail Class 489

British Rail Class 489

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The British Rail Class 489 is a type of electrical multiple unit, specially converted for use on Gatwick Express trains, from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport. The units were converted from Class 414 driving motors cars, by Eastleigh works in 1983-84, for use on the new Gatwick Express service. They were used to allow push-pull operations, on the London-end of the rakes of Class 488 stock, with a Class 73 locomotive used for propulsion. The units were used as baggage cars. Units were given unit numbers in the range 489101-489110, with individual carriages numbered 68500-68509. However, purely for aesthetic purposes, only the last four digits of the set numbers were shown, to fit with the traditional Southern style - older units were originally assigned four-digit numbers.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135694960
  • 9786135694963