British Rail Class 414


British Rail Class 414

Infobox DMU
name = British Rail Class 414


imagesize = 300px
caption =
background = #012545
Manufacturer = BR Eastleigh
Formation = power car + trailer car
Built = Unknown
InService = 1956-1984
Weight = Total - 72 tons
Capacity =
MaxSpeed = 75mph 121km/h
Brakes = Air (EP/Auto)
Engine = 2 x 250 hp traction motors
total 500 hp (373 kW)
Operator = British Rail|
The British Rail Class 414 (or 2Hap) electric multiple units were built between 1956 and 1963.

209 of these two car units were built to two similar sub-classes. The first batch of thirty-six units were built on the underframes of older SR Class 2Nol units, and numbered in the range 5601-5636. These were followed by 173 new-build units, numbered in the range 6001-6173.

The class 414 started to be withdrawn in 1982 because of a large number of them containing blue asbestos.

In 1983, ten Driving Motor Cars were converted for use on the Gatwick Express service in conjunction with Class 73 locomotives and Class 488 unpowered EMU trailers. These units were reclassified as Class 489.


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