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Class 100 Gloucester RC&W 2-car DMUs


Numbering

  Type Seating Batch Weight Lot no. Diagram Design Code
Sc50339-50347  DMBS 52 2nd (2+3) 1 30tons 5cwt 30278 536 DQ201
M50348-50358 DMBS 52 2nd (2+3) 1 30tons 5cwt 30278 536 DQ201
Sc51108-51127 DMBS 52 2nd (2+3) 2 30tons 5cwt 30444 536 DQ201
Sc56094-56102 DTC 12 1st (2+2), 54 2nd (2+3) 1 25tons 30279 537 DS203
M56103-56113 DTC 12 1st (2+2), 54 2nd (2+3) 1 25tons 30279 537 DS203
Sc56300-56319 DTC 12 1st (2+2), 54 2nd (2+3) 2 25tons 30445 537 DS203

Under initial TOPS classification in 1973, the DTCs became 143s, but were later reclassified as 100s.

Early vehicle type codes identified the DMBS as a Type A3 and the DTC as a Type B2.

The GRC&W internal order number for the DMBSs was 3879 and the DTCs was 3880 (both batches the same).

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.

Lot 30444 worksplate Lot 30445 worksplate

GRC&W seems to be the only builder that also added a builders plate (formed of brass). The class were noted as having curved worksplates due to the curved solebar. Some vehicles also seemed to carry this unique narrower style of workplate - possibly as a replacement to the original.

GRCW worksplate Slim worksplate

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