British Rail Class 101
|British Rail Class 101|
|Formation||2 cars per trainset|
|Car length||17.37 m|
|Maximum speed||75 mph (121 km/h)|
The British Rail Class 101 diesel multiple units were built by Metro-Cammell at Washwood Heath in Birmingham from 1956 to 1959, following the construction of a series of prototype units. This class proved to be the most successful and longest-lived of all BR's First Generation DMUs, with the final five units being withdrawn on 24 December 2003. The oldest set was, by then just over 47 years old.