British Rail Class 501 facts for kids
|British Rail Class 501|
A northbound Class 501 train calls at Harrow and Wealdstone. The B2 headcode signifies that this train worked the Broad Street-Watford via Primrose Hill (and vice versa) service.
|Number built||57 trainsets|
|Formation||power car + trailer + driving trailer|
|Car length||57 ft (17 m)|
|Width||9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)|
|Height||12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)|
|Maximum speed||60 mph (97 km/h)|
|Weight||Total - 106 tonnes|
|Power output||4 x 185 hp traction motors
total 740 hp (552 kW)
|Electric system(s)||630 V DC third and fourth rail|
|Track gauge||standard gauge|
The British Rail Class 501 electric multiple units were built in 1957/58 for use on the former LNWR/LMS suburban electric network of the London Midland Region. A total of 57 three-car units were built.
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