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British Rail Class 502
In service 1940-1980
Manufacturer LMS Derby Works
Operator(s) LMS and British Railways
Car length 66 ft 6 in
Width 9 ft 5 in
Maximum speed 70 mph (110 km/h)
Weight 41 tons
Power output 4 x 235 hp traction motors
total 940 hp (701 kW)
Electric system(s) 630 volt dc 3rd rail
Track gauge standard gauge

The British Rail Class 502 was a type of electric multiple unit originally built by the London Midland and Scottish Railway at their Derby Works workshop. Introduced in 1940 and withdrawn by 1980, they spent the whole of their working lives on the electrified railway lines of north Liverpool.

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