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British Rail Class 432 (4-REP)
In service 1966–1992
Manufacturer British Rail
Built at York Works
Family name BR Mark 1 EMU
Constructed 1966–1967, 1974
Number built 15 Sets
Formation 4 cars: DMSO-TRB-TBFK-DMSO
Fleet numbers 3001–3015, later 2001–2015
Capacity 24 First, 128 Standard, 23 buffet seats
Operator(s) British Rail
Depot(s) Bournemouth TMD
Car length DMSO: 19.75 m (64 ft 10 in)
TRB/TBFK: 19.65 m (64 ft 6 in)
Width 2.82 m (9 ft 3 in)
Maximum speed 90 mph (145 km/h)
Weight DMSO: 52.5 t (51.7 long tons; 57.9 short tons)
TRB: 34.6 t (34.1 long tons; 38.1 short tons)
TBFK: 35.7 t (35.1 long tons; 39.4 short tons)
Total: 175.3 t (172.5 long tons; 193.2 short tons)
Traction system EE546 traction motors of 300 kW (400 hp), 8 off
Power output Total: 2,400 kW (3,200 hp)
Power supply Third rail
Electric system(s) 750 V DC
Braking system(s) Air (Auto and Electro-Pneumatic)
Safety system(s) AWS Automatic Warning System
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The British Rail 4-REP electric multiple units were built by BR at York Works from 1966-1967 and 1974. The units were built to power the 4-TC trailer units on services on the South Western Main Line. Fifteen four-car units were built. The motor coaches were new build, but the trailers were converted from Mk1 hauled stock. They were initially classified as Class 441 and numbered 3001-3015. This was later changed to Class 430, under which they spent the majority of their working lives. Shortly before withdrawal they were reclassified Class 432 and the units were renumbered to 2001-2015.

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