The interiors of the passenger saloons remained pretty standard throughout the builds with only minor changes. All walls and partitions were formica covered, with painted hardboard ceilings. Floors were lino covered and carpeted in first class. Luggage racks were first alloy frame with string rack until an all alloy rack was introduced part way through production. Tungstem lighting used the standard silver ringed lamp shades.
Through the years there were a variety of formica colours used, as shown in the table below.
|Orders||1st class||2nd class||Vestibule|
|2a - 2f||Light green||Light green||Light green|
|2g - 2k||Light blue||Light green||Light green|
|2l||Cream /buff||Cream /buff||Cream /buff|
|2xa||Light blue||Light green||Light green|
|3||Light blue||Light green||Light green|
|4 & 5||Grey / off-white||Cream /buff||Cream /buff|
From a Met-Camm publicity brochure - a rare colour interior photo, although possibly a B&W pic that has been 'colourised'. One of the earlier cars, as it has string luggage racks, which are stained maroon. The alloy beading had the centre section painted maroon.
The TBS(L) vehicles had a small corner caged area a handbrake wheel in the van (DMBS vehicles had the handbrake in the cab).
Description - Technical
Description - Interior
Description - Variations
Description - Modifications
Operations - Initial
Operations - Later
685 - Daisy
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.