British Rail Class 411 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 411
Class 411 4 Cep no. 1586, about to depart London Victoria on 18th March 2003, with a service to Ramsgate. The unit was painted in the old Network SouthEast livery, and was operated by Connex South Eastern (later South Eastern Trains). This was the unit's last train before being withdrawn from traffic later the same day. It has since been scrapped.
|Number built||135 trainsets|
|Formation||power car + 2 trailer cars + power car|
|Operator(s)||British Rail, South West Trains, Connex South Central, South Eastern|
|Car length||265ft 8 1/2in|
|Width||9 ft 3 in (2.81m)|
|Height||12 ft 6 in (3.81m)|
|Maximum speed||90mph (145 km/h)|
|Weight||Total - 159.4 tonnes|
|Power output||4 x 250 hp traction motors
total 1,000 hp (746kW)
|Electric system(s)||750V dc third rail|
The British Rail Class 411 (or 4 Cep) electrical multiple units were built at Eastleigh works from 1956-63 for the newly electrified main lines in Kent. These units were based on the earlier Southern Railway 4Cor design, built in 1937.
Images for kids
Class 411 4CEP no. 1602, at Dover Priory on 27 April 2003. This was the only 4 Cep unit to be painted in Connex South Eastern livery, after it suffered damage in a collision in 1999, and had to be repaired at Eastleigh works. This unit lasted in traffic until 2004, and has since been scrapped.
1198 immediately following preservation in 2005 former South West Trains Class 411/9 on the Dartmoor Railway following withdrawal in December 2004.
British Rail Class 411 Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.