British Rail Class 501

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British Rail Class 501
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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.
In service 1957-1985
Manufacturer British Railways
Number built 57 trainsets
Formation power car + trailer + driving trailer
Operator British Rail
Specifications
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}
Voltage 630 V DC third and fourth rail
Gauge standard gauge
A London-bound Class 501 train calls at Harrow and Wealdstone. The B1 headcode signifies that this train worked the Euston-Watford (and vice versa) service.
A refurbished Class 501 train awaits departure time at Broad Street station, shortly before the latter's closure. The B4 headcode signifies that this train worked the Broad Street—Richmond (and vice versa) service.

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.