Merseyrail Classes 502 and 503 Remembered

This video provides an extensive nostalgic look at the final
years of operation of these unique LMS designed EMU’s
which operated around Liverpool from 1938 until the early
1980’s. Using film shot with original sound we see them in
operation on many parts of the Merseyrail system. Much has
changed in the intervening years, including the disappearance
of the semaphore signalling, still much in evidence in this
production. The class 502’s were used on the Northern Line
services from Liverpool Exchange to Southport and Ormskirk,
and after the opening of the underground sections in 1977, to
Liverpool Central, Kirkby and Garston. The class 503’s were
used on services on the Wirral Lines, running to Rock Ferry,
West Kirby, and New Brighton. Towards the end of their life
some 503 units were used on Northern Line services as well.

Duration 43 minutes

Photography by John Laker, Tony Ballantyne

Narrator: Martin Jenkins
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Merseyrail Classes 502 and 503 Remembered

This video provides an extensive nostalgic look at the final
years of operation of these unique LMS designed EMU’s
which operated around Liverpool from 1938 until the early
1980’s. Using film shot with original sound we see them in
operation on many parts of the Merseyrail system. Much has
changed in the intervening years, including the disappearance
of the semaphore signalling, still much in evidence in this
production. The class 502’s were used on the Northern Line
services from Liverpool Exchange to Southport and Ormskirk,
and after the opening of the underground sections in 1977, to
Liverpool Central, Kirkby and Garston. The class 503’s were
used on services on the Wirral Lines, running to Rock Ferry,
West Kirby, and New Brighton. Towards the end of their life
some 503 units were used on Northern Line services as well.

Duration 43 minutes

Photography by John Laker, Tony Ballantyne

Narrator: Martin Jenkins
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Date:
Location:
Photographer: