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.
Narrator: Martin Jenkins
Produced by - J & K Video
Running time - 43 Minutes
Format - 4:3