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 service1957-1985
ManufacturerBritish Railways
Number built57 trainsets
Formationpower car + trailer + driving trailer
Operator(s)British Rail
Specifications
Car length57 ft (17 m)
Width9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)
Height12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)
Maximum speed60 mph (97 km/h)
WeightTotal - 106 tonnes
Power output4 x 185 hp traction motors
total 740 hp (552 kW)
Electric system(s)630 V DC third and fourth rail
Track gaugestandard 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.