British Rail Metro-Cammell facts for kids
|British Rail Metro-Cammell|
|Number built||36 sets (72 cars)|
|Formation||2 car sets: DMBS-DTSL or DMBS-DTCL|
|Capacity||DMBS: 57 or 53 second class seats
DTSL: 72 second class
DTCL: 12 first and 53 second class
|Car length||57 ft 0 in (17.37 m)|
|Width||9 ft 3 in (2.82 m)|
|Weight||DMBS: 31 long tons 10 cwt (70,500 lb or 32.0 t*)
DTSL: 25 long tons 0 cwt (56,000 lb or 25.4 t*)
|Engine(s)||Two BUT (AEC) 6-cylinder diesels of 150 hp (112 kW) each|
|Transmission||Mechanical: 4-speed epicyclic gearbox|
|Gauge||4 ft 81⁄2 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 type, the Class 101.
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