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British Rail Class 506
Class 506 EMU and Class 104 DMU Longsight 1983.jpg
In service 1954-1984
Manufacturer LMS Derby
Formation 3 car per trainset
Operator(s) British Rail
Width 9ft 3in
Height 12ft 8 1/4in
Maximum speed 75mph 121km/k
Weight Total - 104 tons 9cwt
Electric system(s) 1,500V dc overhead

The British Rail Class 506 was a 3 carriage electric multiple unit (EMU) built for local services between Manchester, Glossop and Hadfield on the Woodhead Line. The 8 units were introduced in 1954. They had air-operated sliding doors. The EMUs had a single diamond-shaped pantograph, mounted over the driver's cab and adjacent guard's compartment at the outer end of one of the driving carriages (unlike other British EMUs, where the pantograph is mounted over one of the middle carriages).

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