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The Metropolitan Cammell Carriage Wagon and Finance Co (MCCW) was a Birmingham based manufacturer of railway carriages and wagons, based in Saltley and subsequently Washwood Heath.
1929 The name given to the merged company was Metropolitan Cammell Carriage Wagon and Finance Co better known as Metro-Cammell
It has made trains for railways in the UK and overseas, including the Mass Transit Railway of Hong Kong, Kowloon-Canton Railway (now KCR East Rail), the Channel Tunnel and locomotives for Malaysia's Keretapi Tanah Melayu. Diesel and electric locomotives were manufactured for South African Railways, Nyasaland Railways, Malawi, Nigeria, Trans-Zambezi Railway and Pakistan; DMUs for Jamaica Railway Corporation; and EMUs for Mexican National Railways.
The vast majority of the current and past London Underground rolling stock in mid 20th century was made by the company. The company designed and built the renowned Blue Pullman for British Railways.
1931 Electric train services on the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway began using the 1500V DC system. The multiple unit stock were designed by the LMSR. 22 three-car units and two spare motor cars were built by Metropolitan-Cammell.