British Rail Class 503

British Rail Class 503

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. British Rail Class 503 trains were 70 mph electric multiple units. They were introduced in two batches in 1938 by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway with a further batch in 1956 by the then nationalised British Railways. They were designed for and operated on the Wirral & Mersey lines from Liverpool to West Kirby, New Brighton, and Rock Ferry. The two batches were almost identical, a difference being that the 1938 stock had passenger door-open buttons mounted on the doorleaf itself, whereas on the 1956 the buttons were on the bodyside next to the door. Motor units could be identified visually from the driving trailers by the ventilation louvres in the bodyside near the car ends which led to ducting down to the motors. The trains were fitted with position marker lights on the front corners, which were used throughout their life as indicators to signalmen - both top lights for Rock Ferry, both Right-hand lights for West Kirby, and one top light for New Brighton.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135926829
  • 9786135926828