Find out about the 502's long career on Merseyside's rail network, and its chequered history in preservation, by viewing the pages below.

[History 1] The long career of the ‘502s’
Forty years of service, from the London Midland & Scottish Railway to the Merseyrail Underground.
[History 2] Steamport and the NRM
The preserved unit's exploits at Steamport, including heritage railtours on the main line.
[History 3] The Friends of the 502 Group
A new preservation group steps in and moves the unit to Tebay and then Burscough.