British Rail Class 111

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British Rail Class 111
British Rail Class 111 at Skipton.jpg
In service1957-
ManufacturerMetropolitan Cammell
Number built23 trainset
FormationUnknown
Operator(s)British Rail
Specifications
Car length57 ft (17.37 m)
Width9 ft 3 in (2.81 m)
Height3.77 m
Maximum speed70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight33 tons
Prime mover(s)Rolls-Royce, 180 hp


The Class 111 DMUs were based on Class 101/2s, but with different engines. The only external body difference was on the final batch of cars where a four character headcode box was fitted above the front cab windows, with the destination indicator on top of a reduced height centre window.

The first cars built, part of an order for 339 Met-Camm cars, were 4 power/trailer sets for the LMR Manchester area built in early 1957. One of these had supercharged 230 hp 6-cylinder engines. This was followed by ten 3-car sets comprising DMBS/TS/DMC for the NER at Bradford, then a further twenty 3-car sets.