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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-10-03

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What is the Class 502?


IN the previous edition, we announced that the Friends of the 502 Group will be holding a very special tour, on Sunday, 2 April 2017.  This tour will see those on it, taken around the routes their Unit would have worked, after entering service in early 1940's, in a audio enabled vehicle from Don Fraser Coaches.  But what is the 502 and why should people be interested?  Well we popped over for a look at the Class 502, Electric Train, to find out more. Until you see it and realise that this was working during the 2nd World War era, its designs inspired and lead the way for nearly all the UK's current rolling stock, you start to realise just how special this remaining Unit is for preserving not only local history, but railway history as well.  The Unity's only ran for 40 years on the Southport, Liverpool and Ormskirk to Liverpool likes, terminating at Liverpool Exchange Station.   This is some video footage of the unit, that is now undergoing major restoration work and an interview about it and the tour.

If you want more information about this trip, please call Tony Kuivala, on:- 07885 435542. Also for lots more information about the Friends of the 502 Group, why not visit:- Class502.Org.UK?


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