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Class 111 Met-Camm sets 2/3/4-car DMUs


Decline

All power cars were withdrawn by 1989, the last unpowered car went in 2000.

The buffet cars were phased out early. 59575 was the first to go in Juy 1973 (entering preservation), then in September 1975, 59573/6 went. The remainder (59574/7/8) spent time away from the last of the class based on the ScR before withdrawn in November 1981.

The four first batch power cars went in 1987, three going into non-passenger use. Their trailers were withdrawn one each in 1986/7/8 and one surving to 2000!

The second batch had saw DMBS 50285 withdrawn in 1965 due to accident damage. The next power car to go was DMC 50270 in 1982 leaving an equal number if DMBS/DMC vehicles to converted to single engine cars. These were withdrawn in 1986 (1 pair), 1987 (3 pairs) and 1989 (5 pairs). One TSL had been withdrawn in 1968, another in 1979, the main withdrawals were between 1985 and 1995.

Similar to the batch two power cars, one batch three power car was lost early and a corresponding vehicle withdrawn at the time of the single engine conversions. DMBS 51547 went in 1970, DMC 51560 in 1982. The conversions went in 1986 (1 pair), 1987 (4 pairs) and 1989 (4 pairs). The TSL vehicles went one each in 1986/88/89/93.

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Non-Passenger Use
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Details about the preserved Class 111 vehicle can be found here.

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