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Class 101 Met-Camm 2,3 & 4-car DMUs


Met-Camm Order Batches

Five separate orders were placed with Met-Camm totalling 760 DMU vehicles in the 79xxx series and the Class 101/102/111s. 465 were for the ER & NER, 159 for the ScR and 136 for the LMR. To deal with the large amount of vehicles in a more organised fashion, I have divided these orders up into batches. These are my own codes and are not official in any way.

Looking at the vehicles in this fashion also helps explain some of the changes in vehicle details, particularly those that were not numerical.

Order one - 36 power/trailers for the LMR/ER. Ordered in May '54

1A - 7 sets for the LMR DMBSs 79076-82, DTCs 79626-32

1B - 29 sets for the ER DMBSs 79047-75, DTSs 79263-91

Delivered December 1955 to August 1956

Order two - 339 vehicles for the LMR/ER. Ordered in early ‘55

2A - 7 4-car sets for the ER DMCs 50138-51, TSs 59042-48, TBSs 59049-55
Delivered in October and November 1956.

2B - 10 power twins for the ER DMBSs 50152-7, 50164-67, DMCs 50158-63, 50168-71
Delivered in December 1956 and January 1957

2C - 13 4-car sets for the ER DMCs 50172-97, TSs 59060-72, TBSs 59073-85
Delivered January to April 1957

2D - 4 Class 111 power/trailers for the LMR DMBSs 50134-7 DTCs 56090-3
Delivered in April 1957

2E - 12 power/trailers for the ER DMBSs 50198-209, DTCs 56050-61
Delivered April and May 1957

2F - 24 power/trailers for the ER DMBSs 50210-33, DTCs 56062-85
Delivered May to September 1957

2G - 3 power/trailers for the ER DMBSs 50246-8, DTCs 56218-20
Delivered September 1957

2H - 6 4-car sets for the ER DMCs 50234-45, TSs 59086-91, TBSs 59092-7
Delivered September and October 1957

*It seems likely that due to some out of place numbering/lot nos. on the next three batches as well as some unexplained gaps in the numbering system that the formations/vehicles built changed quite late on.*

2I - 3 3-car sets for the ER DMBSs 50290-2, TSs 59302-4, DMCs 50745-7
Delivered November 1957

2J - 2 4-car sets for the ER DMCs 50748-51, TSs 59305-6, TBSs 59112-3
Delivered November 1957

2K - 4 power/trailer sets for the ER DMBSs 50293-6, DTCs 56086-9
Delivered December 1957

2L - 18 3-car sets for the LMR DMBSs 50303-20 TCs 59114-31 DMCs 50321-38
Delivered February to April 1958

2xA - 10 power twins for the ER DMBSs 50250-9, DMCs 50260-9
Delivered June to October 1957

2xB - 10 Class 111 3-car sets for the ER DMCs 50270-9, DMBSs 50280-9, TSs 59100-9
Delivered October 1957 to January 1958

Order three - 80 power/trailers for the LMR/ER/ScR. Ordered on the 7th May 1957

3A - 30 for the ScR DMBSs 51224-53 DTCs 56382-411
Delivered May to July 1958

3B - 20 for the ER DMBSs 51204-23 DTCs 56362-81
Delivered July to October 1958

3C - 30 for the LMR DMBSs 51174-203 DTCs 56332-61
Delivered October 1958 to January 1959

Order four - 56 3-car sets for the ER/ScR. Ordered on the 5th May '58 (4A&B) and 3rd June '58 (4C)

4A - 20 for the NER DMBSs 51425-44 TCs 59523-42 DMCs 51495-514
Delivered February to May 1959
(Although ordered as 20 3-car sets these were delivered as 6 power twins and 10 4-car sets)

4B - 26 for the ScR DMBSs 51445-70 TCs 59543-68 DMCs 51515-40
Delivered May to September 1959

4C - 10 Class 111s for the ER DMBSs 51541-50 TSs 59569-72 TSBs 59573-8 DMCs 51551-60
Delivered December 1959 to March 1960 (TSBs in May 1960)

Order five - seven 3-car sets for the ScR. Ordered on the 3rd March '59

5 - DMBSs 51795-801 TCs 59686-92 DMCs 51802-8
Delivered October to December 1959

Summary
Orders
Batches
Description - Technical
Description - Variations
Description - Interior
Description - Modifications
Refurbishment
Numbering
Liveries
Operations - Initial
Operations - Later
685 - Daisy
Decline
Non-Passenger Use
Images

Details about preserved Class 101s can be found here.

Many thanks to Mac Winfield and Eddie Knorn for their assistance in the preparation of this section.

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