British Rail Metro-Cammell facts for kids
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|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 feet (17 m)|
|Width||9 feet (2.7 m)|
|Weight||DMBS: 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|
|Transmission||Mechanical: 4-speed epicyclic gearbox|
|Track 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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