British Rail Class 306
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|British Rail Class 306|
The preserved Class 306 train (unit 017) as seen on the launch day of Network SouthEast. This view also shows the carriage which was not modified when the trains were converted from the dc to ac power supply system.
|In service||1949 - 1980|
|Number built||92 trainsets|
|Formation||3 cars per trainset|
|Maximum speed||75mph (121km/h)|
|Weight||Total - 105 tons|
The British Rail Class 306 was a type of electric multiple unit (EMU) introduced in 1949. It consisted of 92 three-car trains which were used on newly electrified suburban lines between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street.
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