51541 - 51550 (DMBS) + 59569 - 59572 (TS) / 59573 - 59578 (TBSL) + 51551 - 51560 (DMS)
The DMBS was to BR Diagram 615, the TSL to BR Diagram 623, the TBSL to BR Diagram 625 and the DMC to BR Diagram 617.
Diagram 623 was shared with many other Met-Camm center cars.
Note the van door arrangement is shown in error as the later type.
The DMBS was DQ 216, TSL was DT 202, TBSL was DT 221 and the DMC DP 315.
On the page two of DP 315 the builder is wrongly described as BRC&W.
The first two images (DZ216 and DZ217) show a vehicle under construction in Saltley works, the cut-outs at the top of the cab make it clear it will have the four-character headcode box. Image DZ224 shows E51550 + E59573 and presumably E51560 on a test run at Aldridge. Of note is that records show the power cars went new to 56G on 08/03/60, the buffet car went new to 50B but not until May 1960. DZ228 is the cab of E51560, apart from the cab window frames it was painted a much lighter colour than batch one was. DZ231 and DZ233 show a buffet area, one closed and one open. The final image has no negative number - and could be from any batch - however the SE4 gearbox suggests it may be from batch one or three.
Details about the preserved Class 111 vehicle can be found here.
Many of the works photos are courtesy of the Kevin Dowd Collection.