London Underground A Stock

For the recently withdrawn A stock, see London Underground A60 and A62 Stock.
A Stock
In service 1903-1925
Manufacturer Brush
Car length 50 ft 6 in (15.39 m)
Width 8 ft 10 in (2.692 m)
Height 12 ft 3 in (3.734 m)
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The A Stock cars were built for the District Railway by Brush Traction in 1903. They were the prototype electric units tested by the District Railway.

Of the total of fourteen cars, four were End Driving Motors, located at the ends of each unit, two were Middle Driving Motors, located in the middle of the unit, and eight were trailers. Later, two of the trailers were rebuilt into Control Trailers.

These units were wooden-bodied and led to the development of the B Stock.

They were initially used between Acton Town and South Harrow, and starting from 1905 were used on the South Acton - Hounslow service, extended to Uxbridge in 1910.

The last car was withdrawn in 1925 and no examples passed to the London Passenger Transport Board.

None survived into preservation.

Car type Original numbers 1910 numbers
DM end 1-4 1-4
DM middle 201-202 130-131
T 301-308 301-308

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