Monday, 12 March 2012

'Oerlikon' Electric Multiple Unit, 1916


The forerunner of modern electric multiple units, this unit was built by the London & North Western Railway in 1916 as part of the electrification of commuter services in the north London area. This particular unit was built by the Metropolitan Carriage, Wagon & Finance Company in Birmingham, with the Oerlikon Company in Switzerland providing electrical equipment. The last set wasn't withdrawn until 1960


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