London Underground K Stock
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|Car length||50 ft (15.24 m)|
|Width||8 ft 11 5⁄16 in (2,726 mm)|
|Height||12 ft 3 1⁄2 in (3,746 mm)|
|Weight||33.90 long tons (34.44 t; 37.97 short tons)|
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A complete review of District line rolling stock was carried out in 1926, leading to the withdrawal of further B Stock cars and their replacement, plus additional rolling stock to increase frequencies. This led to the construction of the K Stock, some of which was owned by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS).
As built, the cars had hand-operated sliding doors. The doors were converted to air operation in 1938 as part of the Q Stock project. The modified cars were reclassified as Q27 stock. The last of the Q Stock was withdrawn in 1971.