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British Rail Class 504
A Class 504 train at Manchester Victoria station just weeks before closure for conversion to the Metrolink light rail system.
power cars: M65436-M65461
driving trailers: M77157-M77182
power car + driving trailer
133ft 3 1/2in
70mph 112 km/h
Total - 82 tons
sources disagree - see discussion page
1,200V dc side contact third rail
A northbound Class 504 train in northern
just weeks before closure for conversion to the Metrolink light rail system. The preparatory earthworks for Metrolink's overhead wire supports can be seen on both sides of the tracks.
British Rail Class 504 was a unique type of electric multiple unit that ran on 1200 V DC third rail with side-contact current collection. The type was used only between Manchester and Bury.