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


Numbering

All the TOPS classes changed in later years making all vehicles Class 101.

At some point vehicles E50246-8 were reseated in a 2+2 formation rather than 2+3. The vehicles were built for and delivered to South Gosforth for Newcastle suburban duties where 2+3 seating was required. They were later transfered to Darlington where the more roomy 2+2 seating was appropriate for the rural duties.

In 1983 the vehicles that were numbered in the 50xxx and 56xxx series were renumbered in the 53xxx and 54xxx series respectively.

By the mid '80s almost all DMC, DTC & TC vehicles had been declassified to DMS, DTS & TS.

Most Regional Railways DMS and DTS vehicles were re-seated into a 2+3 configuration in the former first class sections, increasing capacity of each to 72.

During the 1980's vehicles allocated to Reading were fitted with additional luggage space for working Reading - Redhill services which serviced passenengers from both Heathrow & Gatwick. This reduced seating capacity by 12 seats per 3-car set.

Numbers Type Order  Class Seating Wgt. Lot No. Diagram Formation Built
E50138 - E50151 DMC(L) 2a 101/1 12F + 45S (2+2) 32t 30249 BR 618 4-car 1956
E50152 - E50157 DMBS 2b 101/2 52S 32t 30252 BR 523 P/ Twin 1956/7
E50158 - E50163 DMC(L) 2b 101/1 12F + 53S 32t 30253 BR 620 P/Twin 1956/7
E50164 - E50167 DMBS 2b 101/2 52S 32t 30254 BR 523 P/Twin 1956/7
E50168 - E50171 DMC(L) 2b 101/1 12F + 53S 32t 30255 BR 620 P/Twin 1956/7
E50172 - E50197 DMC(L) 2c 101/1 12F + 53S 32t 30256 BR 620 4-car 1957
E50198 - E50209 DMBS 2e 101/2 52S 32t 30259 BR 523 P/Trailer 1957
E50210 - E50233 DMBS 2f 101/2 52S 32t 30261 BR 523 P/Trailer 1957
E50234 - E50245 DMC(L) 2h 101/1 12F + 45S (2+2) 32t 30263 BR 619 4-car 1957
E50246 - E50248 DMBS 2g 101/2 52S (2+3)
44S (2+2)
32t 30339 BR 521 (2+3)
BR 522 (2+2)
P/Trailer 1957
E50250 - E50259 DMBS 2xa 101/2 52S 32t 30266 BR 523 P/Twin 1957
E50260 - E50269 DMC(L) 2xa 101/1 12F + 53S 32t 30267 BR 621 P/Twin 1957
E50290 - E50292 DMBS 2i 101/2 52S 32t 30270 BR 523 3-car 1957
E50293 - E50296 DMBS 2k 101/2 52S 32t 30270 BR 523 P/Trailer 1957
M50303 - M50320 DMBS 2l 101/2 52S 32t 30275 BR 523 3-car 1958
M50321 - M50338 DMC(L) 2l 101/1 12F + 53S 32t 30276 BR 621 3-car 1958
E50745 - E50747 DMC(L) 2i 101/1 12F + 53S 32t 30271 BR 621 3-car 1957
E50748 - E50751 DMC(L) 2j 101/1 12F + 53S 32t 30271 BR 621 4-car 1957
M51174 - M51203 DMBS 3c 101/1 52S 32t 30467 BR 523 P/Trailer 1958
E51204 - E51223 DMBS 3b 101/2 52S 32t 30467 BR 523 P/Trailer 1958
Sc51224 - Sc51253 DMBS 3a 101/2 52S 32t 30467 BR 523 P/Trailer 1958
E51425 - E51434 DMBS 4a 102/2 52S 32t 30500 BR 523 P/Twin 1959
E51435 - E51444 DMBS 4a 102/2 52S 32t 30500 BR 523 4-car 1959
Sc51445 - Sc51470 DMBS 4b 102/2 52S 32t 30500 BR 523 3-car 1959
E51495 - E51504 DMC(L) 4a 102/1 12F + 53S 32t 30501 BR 621 P/Twin 1959
E51505 - E51514 DMC(L) 4a 102/1 12F + 53S 32t 30501 BR 621 4-car 1959
Sc51515 - Sc51540 DMC(L) 4b 102/1 12F + 53S 32t 30501 BR 621 3-car 1959
Sc51795 - Sc51801 DMBS 5 102/2 52S 32t 30587 BR 523 3-car 1959
Sc51802 - Sc51808 DMC(L) 5 102/1 12F - 53S 32t 30588 BR 621 3-car 1959
                   
E56050 - E56061 DTC(L) 2e 144 12F + 53S 25t 30260 BR 630 P/Trailer 1957
E56062 - E56085 DTC(L) 2f 144 12F + 53S 25t 30262 BR 630 P/Trailer 1957
E56086 - E56089 DTC(L) 2k 144 12F + 53S 25t 30272 BR 630 P/Trailer 1957
E56218 - E56220 DTC(L) 2g 144 12F + 45S (2+2) 25t 30340 BR 629 P/Trailer 1957
M56332 - M56361 DTC(L) 3c 144 12F + 53S 25t 30468 BR 630 P/Trailer 1957
E56362 - E56381 DTC(L) 3b 144 12F + 53S 25t 30468 BR 630 P/Trailer 1957
Sc56382 - Sc56411 DTC(L) 3a 144 12F + 53S 25t 30468 BR 630 P/Trailer 1957
                   
E59042 - E59048 TS(L) 2a 162 61S (2+2) 25t 30250 BR 622 4-car 1956
E59049 - E59055 TBS(L) 2a 168 45S (2+2) 25t 30251 BR 626 4-car 1956
E59060 - E59072 TS(L) 2c 162 71S 25t 30257 BR 623 4-car 1957
E59073 - E59085 TBS(L) 2c 168 53S 25t 30258 BR 627 4-car 1957
E59086 - E59091 TS(L) 2h 162 61S (2+2) 25t 30264 BR 622 4-car 1957
E59092 - E59097 TBS(L) 2h 168 45S (2+2) 25t 30265 BR 626 4-car 1957
E59112 - E59113 TBS(L) 2j 168 53S 25t 30274 BR 627 4-car 1957
M59114 - M59131 TC(L) 2l 171 12F + 53S 25t 30277 BR 624 3-car 1958
E59302 - E59304 TS(L) 2i 162 71S 25t 30273 BR 623 3-car 1957
E59305 - E59306 TS(L) 2j 162 71S 25t 30273 BR 623 4-car 1957
E59523 - E59542 TC(L) 4a 171 12F + 53S 25t 30502 BR 624 4-car 1959
Sc59543 - Sc59568 TC(L) 4b 171 12F + 53S 25t 30502 BR 624 3-car 1959
Sc59686 - Sc59692 TC(L) 5 171 12F + 53S 25t 30589 BR 624 3-car 1959
                   
E59569 - E59572 TS(L) 4c 164 71S 25t 30510 BR 623   1960
E59573 - E59578 TSB(L) 4c 165 53S 25t 30511 BR 625 * 1960

*The buffet cars, although generally regarded as Class 111 vehicles, also worked with the Class 101s.

Original Formations

Power Trailers (123 sets)      
DMBS E50198 - 50233 DTC(L) E56050 - 56085 2e + f  12F + 105S 1957
DMBS E50246 - 50248 DTC(L) E56218 - 56220 2g 12F + 89 S (2+2)
12F + 97 (2+3 in DMBS)
1957
DMBS E50293 - 50296 DTC(L) E56086 - 56089 2k 12F + 105S 1957
DMBS M51174 - 51203 DTC(L) M56332 - 56361 3c 12F + 105S 1958
DMBS E51204 - 51223 DTC(L) E56362 - 56381 3b 12F + 105S 1958
DMBS Sc51224 - 51253 DTC(L) Sc56382 - 56411 3a 12F + 105S 1958
       
Power Twins (30 sets)      
DMBS E50152 - 50157 DMC(L) E50158 - 50163 2b 12F + 105S 1956/7
DMBS E50164 - 50167 DMC(L) E50168 - 50171 2b 12F + 105S 1956/7
DMBS E50250 - 50259 DMC(L) E50260 - 50269 2xa 12F + 105S 1957
DMBS E51425 - 51434 DMC(L) E51495 - 51504 4a 12F + 105S 1959
         
3-car (74 sets)        
DMBS E50290 - 50292 TS(L) E59302 - 59304 DMC(L) E50745 - 50747 2i 12F + 176S 1957
DMBS M50303 - 50320 TC(L) M59114 - 59131 DMC(L) M50321 - 50338 2l 24F + 158S 1958
DMBS Sc51445 - 51470 TC(L) Sc59543 - 59568 DMC(L) Sc51515 - 51540 4b 24F + 158S 1959
DMBS Sc51795 - 51801 TC(L) Sc59686 - 59692 DMC(L) Sc51802 - 51808 5 24F + 158S 1959
4-car (28 sets)
2x DMC(L) E50138 - 50151 TS(L) E59042 - 59048 TBS(L) E59049 - 59055 2a 24F + 196S (2+2) 1956
2x DMC(L) E50172 - 50197 TS(L) E59060 - 59072 TBS(L) E59073 - 59085 2c 24F + 230S 1957
2x DMC(L) E50234 - 50245 TS(L) E59086 - 59091 TBS(L) E59092 - 59097 2h 24F + 196S (2+2) 1957
2x DMC(L) E50748 - 50751 TS(L) E59305 - 59306 TBS(L) E59112 - 59113 2j 24F + 228S 1957
*DMBS E51435 - 51444 2x TC(L) E59523 - 59542 DMC(L) E51505 - E51514 4a 24F + 158S 1959

* note that some of these trailers ran with Class 111 power cars while buffet cars ran in these formations.

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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