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British Rail Class 487

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British Rail Class 487
A Class 487 at the London Transport Museum Depot
The interior of a Class 487 DMBSO, looking towards the driving cab at the Bank end, with the 'hump' over the powered bogie.
In service1940–1993
ManufacturerEnglish Electric
Built atDick, Kerr works, Preston
Family nameTube
ReplacedW&CR stock
Entered service1940
Number built28 vehicles (12 DMBSO, 16 TSO)
Number preserved1 vehicle
Number scrapped27 vehicles
SuccessorClass 482
FormationOne DMBSO, or two DMBSO flanking up to 3 TSO
Fleet numbersDMBSO: 51–62
TSO: 71–86
CapacityDMBSO: 40 seats, 40 standing
TSO: 52 seats, 52 standing
Operator(s)Southern Railway
British Rail Southern Region
Network SouthEast
Depot(s)Waterloo (Waterloo & City line)
Line(s) servedWaterloo & City line
Car length47 ft 0 in (14+38 m)
49 ft 1+34 in (14.98 m)
Width8 ft 7+34 in (2.64 m)
Height9 ft 7 in (2.92 m)
Maximum speed35 mph (56 km/h)
Traction systemTwo EE 190 hp (140 kW) traction motors per DMBSO
Power outputDMBSO: 380 hp (283 kW)
Electric system(s)660 V DC third rail
Current collection methodContact shoe
UIC classificationDMBSO: Bo′2′
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The British Rail Class 487 electric multiple units were built by English Electric in 1940, for use on the Waterloo & City Line.