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Class 116 Derby 3-car DMUs


Numbering

Number Type Lot No.  Diagram 
(New/Gangwayed)
Seats
(New/Gangwayed)
Weight TOPS
W50050 - 50091   DMBS  30211 553 / 853 65 2nd 36 tons 116/2
W50092 - 50133 DMS 30213 554 / 854 95/89 2nd 36 tons 116/1
W50818 - 50870 DMBS 30363 553 / 853 65 2nd 36 tons 116/2
W50871 - 50923 DMS 30364 554 / 854 95/89 2nd 36 tons 116/1
W51128 - 51140 DMBS 30446 553 / 853 65 2nd 36 tons 116/2
W51141 - 51153 DMS 30447 554 / 854 95/89 2nd 36 tons 116/1
W59000 - 59031 TC 30212 555 / 855 28/20 1st + 74/68 2nd  28t 10c 175
W59032 - 59041 TS 30385 600 / 856 106 2nd 29 tons 172
W59326 - 59376 TC 30365 555 / 855 28/20 1st + 74/68 2nd 28t 10c 175
W59438 - 59448 TC 30448 555 / 855 28/20 1st + 74/68 2nd 28t 10c 175

In common with other DMU types, the TOPS numbers were rationalised leaving them all as just Class 116s by 1980, and in 1983 the surviving cars in the 50xxx were numbered in the 53xxx range to avoid clashing with Class 50 locomotives.

Original Formations DMBS Trailers   DMS
Batch One (1957) 50050 - 50091 (42) TC 59000 - 59031 (32) 50092 - 50133 (42)
TS 59032 - 59041 (10)
 
Batch Two (1957/8) 50818 - 50870 (53) TC 59326 - 59376 (51) 50871 - 50923 (53)
 
Batch Three (1958)  51128 - 51140 (13) TC 59438 - 59448 (11) 51141 - 51153 (13)

You will see that there are differing number of power cars and trailers in the second/third batches. They were delivered as 3-cars until the last two pairs in both cases.

Summary
Description
Modifications
Numbering
Liveries
Operations
Rail Express Parcels set
Refurbishment
Hybrids
Decline
Non-Passenger Use
Images

Details about preserved Class 116s can be found here.

Thanks to Mac Winfield, Ian Fleming and John Thomlinson for much of the information on this Class.

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