M50134 and M56090, probably at the Met-Camm Saltley Works, circa October 1956. Negative WMP7801. Rolls Royce.
Borrowed from the Manchester area, M50136 (and presumably 56092) in platform 9 at Birmingham New Street waiting to leave with a British Industries Fair special to Castle Bromwich on the 6th May 1957. Michael Mensing.
A Rolls-Royce powered Met-Camm set at Stockport (Edgeley). The power car is M50136, the trailer should be M56092. Date unknown. Stuart Mackay Collection.
E50136 + E56076 on a Sheffield - Leeds service arrives into Barnsley on 1982-06-19. Jumble Lane signalbox in the background. John Carter.
Complete with its West Yorkshire PTE Metrotrain branding, a 2-Car Class 111/101 Met-Camm formed of E53136 & E54076 was working a tea-time out and back Preston to Ormskirk service on May 29th 1985, accelerating away from the single line token exchange at Midge Hall. The unit had worked a Preston to Leeds service and was utilised on the Ormskirk line as a fill-in turn before working back across the Pennines. This was the period when three different DMU sets appeared on Ormskirk services in the early evening in the days when the passing loop at Rufford was utilised to give an intensive service. Martyn Hilbert.
Class 111 E50271 leads this 3-car Met-Camm set into Wakefield Westgate on the 30th June 1979. Malcolm Clements.
Class 111 set 50271 59102 50281 at York depot on 23/11/80 beside a refurbished Class 114. Chris Lings.
Class 111 E78713 reaching the final stages of cutting at Vic Berry's on 11.05.90. Surface Stock.
Class 111 cars E78709 E78959 (left) are awaiting departure with a local service to York, probably running via Selby. Its car numbers in the 78XXX series show that each has had one of its two Rolls-Royce engines removed, becoming DHS-DHBS. Meanwhile, illustrating the new order, an unidentified Class 141 railbus (right) awaiting departure to Leeds in pre-electrification days - this unit would have still been new at this date, and carries original white and green livery. The first production railbus class, their first few years were beset with mechanical problems, though their reliability improved upon refurbishment in the late 1980s. However, they were all withdrawn by 1997 after a relatively short career with BR, though most were exported for further use... three units have been preserved. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Met-Camm E78709 at Sheffield on May 12, 1988. John Carter.
The view from E50274 at Swinden Quarry, near Grassington, the end of the BR owned track. The Dalesrailwyaman tour on 6th, 1982. John Carter.
Rylestone level crossing and station remains from E50274 on the Dalesrailwayman railtour on June 6, 1982. John Carter.
Class 111 cars E78707 and E78957 are seen entering Pontefract Monkhill station with a service heading for Knottingley on 12/09/1983. These cars were previously numbered E50274 and E50287 respectively, prior to having one of their two Rolls-Royce engines removed. Graeme Phillips Collection.
Single engine conversion E78710 (with E78960) at Wakefield Westgate, 23/12/85. Malcolm Clements.
Single engine conversion E78710 at Wakefield Westgate, 23/12/85. Malcolm Clements.
A Class 111 set at Sheffield Midland, with 50278 closest. 29/11/80. Chris Lings.
Rolls-Royce powered Class 111 set E53278 + E53283 at Shipley on a Ilkley - Bradford F.Sq. working, 17/5/84. Hamish Stevenson.
Met-Camm single-engine conversion E78712 in Snailwell on August 12, 1990. Surface Stock.
A Class 111 set formed of 50279 + 59101 + 50286 run into Goole on the 16th July 1981. Chris Lings.
On a very dark January 26th 1983, Metro-Cammell power twin E50280 + E50275 loads up at March whilst working the 10.38 Doncaster - Cambridge. It was unusual to see a power twin set in East Anglia and this one was based at Leeds Neville Hill depot. Two months earlier these services had been diverted via Peterborough following closure of the joint line from March to Spalding. Gerard Fletcher.