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British Rail Class 111
British Rail Class 111 at Skipton.jpg
In service 1957-
Manufacturer Metropolitan Cammell
Number built 23 trainset
Formation Unknown
Operator(s) British Rail
Car length 57 ft (17.37 m)
Width 9 ft 3 in (2.81 m)
Height 3.77 m
Maximum speed 70 mph (112 km/h)
Weight 33 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.

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