British Rail Class 503 facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBritish Rail Class 503
A British Rail Class 503 train on the Liverpool Loop and Link underground system. This train was one of the original batch built by the LMS in 1938.
|Manufacturer||London, Midland and Scottish Railway, British Railways|
|Formation||power car + trailer + driving trailer|
|Operator(s)||LMS and British Railways|
|Car length||58ft 0in|
|Height||11ft 10 1/4in|
|Maximum speed||70mph (110 km/h)|
|Weight||Total - 77 tons|
|Power output||4 x 135 hp traction motors
total 540 hp (403 kW)
|Electric system(s)||650V dc third rail|
|Track gauge||standard gauge|
British Rail Class 503 trains were 70mph (110km/h) electric multiple units. They were introduced in two batches — in 1938 by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) with a further batch (built to a similar design) in 1956 by the then nationalised British Railways (BR).
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A preserved signboard from the Class 503 farewell tour, at the Wirral Transport Museum, Birkenhead. Although the six BR manufacturer's plates remain on the board, the six LMS plates have been removed.
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