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British Rail Class 415

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British Rail Class 415
4EPB set at Wimbledon.
In service1957-1995
ManufacturerBR Eastleigh
Number builtUnknown
Formationpower car + 2 trailer cars + power car
Operator(s)British Rail
Maximum speed75 mph (121 km/h)
Prime mover(s)4 x 250 hp traction motors
total 1,000 hp (746 kW)
Braking system(s)Electro Pneumatic Brake (EPB)

British Rail Class 415 (or 4EPB) was a suburban 750V DC third rail electric multiple unit commissioned by the Southern Region of British Railways. Built between 1951 and 1957, it became the most numerous class on the region after the withdrawal of the 4Subs. The final trains were withdrawn in the 1990s, replaced by Class 455, 456, 465 and 466