British Rail Class 405 facts for kids
|British Rail Class 405|
4Sub Motor Car at National Railway Museum in York
|Formation||power car + 2 trailer cars + power car|
|Operator||Southern Railway and British Railways|
|Maximum speed||75mph 121km/h|
|Weight||DMBS - 39-43 tons|
|Engine(s)||Early units: 4 x 275 hp traction motors
total 1,100 hp (821 kW)
Later units: 4 x 250 hp traction motors
total 1,000 hp (746 kW)
|Braking system(s)||Air (Westinghouse)|
The Southern Railway (SR) gave the designation Sub to the wide variety of electric multiple units that were used on inner-suburban workings in the South London area. Originally these units were formed as three-car units, but in the 1940s, all surviving units were increased to four cars by the addition of an 'Augmentation' trailer. New four-car units were also built at this time, and these survived in passenger use until late 1983, by which time British Rail had allocated to them TOPS Class 405.
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