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British Rail Metro-Cammell

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British Rail Metro-Cammell
In service1955–1981
ManufacturerMetropolitan Cammell
Number built36 sets (72 cars)
Formation2 car sets: DMBS-DTSL or DMBS-DTCL
CapacityDMBS: 57 or 53 second class seats
DTSL: 72 second class
DTCL: 12 first and 53 second class
Operator(s)British Rail
Car length57 feet (17 m)
Width9 feet (2.7 m)
WeightDMBS: 31 long tons 10 cwt (70,500 pounds (32,000 kg))
DTSL: 25 long tons 0 cwt (56,000 pounds (25,000 kg))
Prime mover(s)Two BUT (AEC) 6-cylinder diesels of 150 horsepower (110 kW) each
TransmissionMechanical: 4-speed epicyclic gearbox
Braking system(s)Vacuum
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)

In 1955, Metropolitan Cammell produced its first lightweight Diesel multiple units, the prototypes of what were to become British Rail's most successful and longest-lived First Generation Dmu the Class 101.