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British Rail Class 411
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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 This was the unit's last train before being withdrawn from traffic later the same day.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.
In service 1956-2005
Manufacturer BR Eastleigh
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.

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