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


Numbering

  Batch Type TOPS Seats Lot No. Diagram Design Code Formation Year
M50134 - 50137 1 (2d) DMBS 111/2 52 2nd 30248 BR 520 DQ 214 P/Trailer 1957
E50270 - 50279 2 (2xb) DMC(L) 111/1 12 1st 53 2nd 30268 BR 616 DP 314 3-car 1957
E50280 - 50289 2 (2xb) DMBS 111/2 52 2nd 30338 BR 524 DQ 215 3-car 1957
E51541 - 51550 3 (4c) DMBS 111/2 52 2nd 30508 BR 615 DQ 216 2/3-car 1959/60
E51551 - 51560 3 (4c) DMC 111/1 12 1st 53 2nd 30509 BR 617 DP 315 2/3-car 1959/60
M56090 - 56093 1 (2d) DTC(L) 147 12 1st 53 2nd 30337 BR 628 DS 312 P/Trailer 1957
E59100 - 59109 2 (2xb) TS(L) 164 71 2nd 30269 BR 623 DT 202 3-car 1957
E59569 - 59572 3 (4c) TS(L) 164 71 2nd 30510 BR 623 DT 202 3-car 1959/60
E59573 - 59578 3 (4c) TSBL 165 53 2nd 30615 BR 625 DT 221 3-car 1960

The second batch number in brackets are my own (not official) to show how they tie in with the rest of the Met-Camm vehicles; details can be found here.

The 1957 ER 3-car sets were unusual in that the DMCs were numbered lower than the DMBSs.

Power cars weighed 33tons, trailers 25tons.

Two of the trailer seconds were renumbered in 1990 to avoid clashing with the new Class 59 locos: 59101 to 59110 and 59105 to 59111.

Set formations on delivery

LMR Power Trailer - Batch 1 (2d)
DMBS 50134 - 50137 DTC 56090 - 56093
ER 3-car sets - Batch 2 (2xd)
DMBS 50280 - 50289 TS 59100 - 59109 DMS 50570 - 50579
ER 3-car sets - Batch 3 (4c)
DMBS 51541 - 51544 TS 59569 - 59572 DMS 51551 - 51554
ER 2-car sets - Batch 3 (4c)
DMBS 51541 - 51550 DMS 51551 - 51560
ER buffets - Batch 3 (4c)
TBS 59573 - 59578

The 36 cars converted to one engine:

Original Converted   Original Converted   Date
DMBS DHBS   DHS(L) DMC(L)    
53286 78956   78706 53279   p/e 05/09/82
53287 78957   78707 53274   p/e 31/10/82
53281 78958   78707 53271   p/e 28/11/82
53288 78959   78709 53273   circa Sep-83
53282 78960   78710 53276   circa Sep-83
53280 78961   78711 53275   circa Jun-84
53283 78962   78712 53278   circa Sep-84
53289 78963   78713 53272   period 2/85
53284 78964   78714 53277   Aug-85
51546 78966   78716 51554   p/e 26/12/82
51542 78967   78717 51552   Jun-83
51543 78968   78718 51557   p/e 11/09/83
51544 78969   78719 51553   circa Sep-83
51541 78970   78720 51551   circa Nov-83
51549 78971   78721 51559   Aug-84
51545 78972   78722 51555   circa Nov-84
51548 78973   78723 51556   circa Mar-85
51550 78974   78724 51558   May-85

Worksplates

Worksplates were carried on the vehicle solebars to identify the builder and lot number. Many of the worksplate images on the website are by Simeon Gaskell and John Horne.

Lot 30269 worksplate

Summary
Description
- LMR 2-car
- NER 3-car (earlier)
- NER 3-car (later)
Drivers Instructions & Adverts
Numbering
Liveries
LMR plans
Operations
Decline
Non-Passenger Use
Images

Details about the preserved Class 111 vehicle can be found here.

Many of the works photos are courtesy of the Kevin Dowd Collection.

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