Great Western Railway Dean Era Coaches

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Note: After 1907 first class coaches had 8000 added to their number and composites had 6000 added to their number.

Diagram Dimensions
Length x Width
Wheelbase
Lewis Class. No. Built Numbers
Conversions
A1

4 compartment first
with saloon and
2 lavatories

50' x 9'(over bay windows),
8'6 (over doors and ends)

6'4 Dean bogies

39'6 wheelbase

Bay Window 1 built in 1890 (8)254
JN Slinn collection
Built with side corridor, later rebuilt with centre gangway as shown in the drawing
A2

4 compartment first
with saloon and
2 lavatories

50' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

42' wheelbase

CEE7W 4 built in 1893 (8)255 to (8)258
JN Slinn collection
Built with side corridor as shown in the drawing, later rebuilt with centre gangway

8257 & 8258 converted to A14 which has only 4 seats per compartment

A3

4 compartment first
with saloon and
2 lavatories

50' x 8'6'

10' Dean bogies

42' wheelbase

CEE7W 4 built in 1896 (8)259 to (8)262
JN Slinn collection
Ocean Special. When built these were formed into 2 8 coach sets along with C12, C13 - 2 off, E46, K9 & K10
A5

4 compartment first
with saloon and
2 lavatories

56' x 8'6'

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

Royal Clerestory 1 built in 1897 (8)283
JN Slinn collection
A6

Corridor open first and
2 lavatories

52' x 8'6'

10' Dean bogies

44' wheelbase

CEE7W 1 built in 1899

1 built in 1900

(8)294

(8)299


JN Slinn collection
A7

5 compartment first
with saloon and
2 lavatories

58' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1902

4 built in 1902

(8)314 and (8)315

(8)319 to (8)322


R Spratt collection, 9905 ex 8321

Compartments:
lav, 5x 1st, lav, 2 bay saloon

A7 had a wider side corridor than A8

8315 to Camping Coach 9900

8321 to Camping Coach 9905

all condemned by June 1952

A8

5 compartment first
with saloon and
2 lavatories

3 built in 1902 (8)316 to (8)318
JN Slinn collection
C6

4 compartment side corridor second with luggage, 2 lavatories and smoking lounge

50' x 9'(over bay windows),
8'6 (over doors and ends)

6'4 Dean bogies

39'6 wheelbase

Bay Window 1 built in 1890 (5)253
JN Slinn collection
Built with side corridor, later rebuilt with centre gangway as shown in the drawing
C7

7 compartment side corridor third with 2 lavatories and smoking lounge

50' x 9'(over bay windows),
8'6 (over doors and ends)

6'4 Dean bogies

39'6 wheelbase

Bay Window 1 built in 1890 255
JN Slinn collection


JN Slinn collection

Built with side corridor as shown in the top drawing, later rebuilt with centre gangway as shown in the bottom drawing
C8

5 compartment third
with saloon and
2 lavatories

Built with side corridor, later rebuilt with centre gangway

52' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

44' wheelbase

CEE7W 10 built in 1893 2833 to 2842
JN Slinn collection - as originally built with side corridor


© GWR - 2835 - as originally built with side corridor

Compartments:
lav, 5x 3rd, lav, 3 bay saloon


© HMRS - as rebuilt with centre gangway

2833, 2839, 2841 & 2842 converted to Auto Trailers 14, 16, 15 & 17 diagrams G, H, G1 & H

2834 & 2840 converted to Tri-Composite Sleepers

C9

4 compartment second
with saloon
2 lavatories
and luggage

52' x 8'6'

10' Dean bogies

42' wheelbase

CEE7W 10 built in 1893 2833 to 2842
JN Slinn collection
Built with side corridor as shown in the drawing, later rebuilt with centre gangway
C11

4 compartment third
with 2 saloons and
2 lavatories

50' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

42' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 converted from J4 Composite Sleeper, initally to 2nd/3rd composite and then to all thirds in 1910 when 2nd class when discontinued Composites (7)1596 & (7)1600

Thirds 3172 & 3173


JN Slinn collection
C12

5 compartment second
with saloon and
2 lavatories

50' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

42' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1896 Second class:
(5)243 & (5)344

third class
2729 & 2730


JN Slinn collection
Ocean Special. When built these were formed into 2 8 coach sets along with A3, C13 - 2 off, E46, K9 & K10
C13

5 compartment second
with saloon
2 lavatories

54' x 8'6'

10' Dean bogies

46' wheelbase

CEE7W 8 built in 1896

in 2 batches

2989 to 2992

2985 to 2988


JN Slinn collection
Ocean Special. When built these were formed into 2 8 coach sets along with A3 - 2 off, C12, E46, K9 & K10

South Wales Corridor Sets. When built these were formed into 2 9 coach sets along with D18, D23 & E47 & E48 4 off

C15

7 compartment composite
with 4 lavatories

later 7 compartment third
with 4 lavatories

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 10 built in 1897

10 built in 1900

(6)945 to (6)954

(7)1601 to (71610


JN Slinn collection


© GWR - 1952

Compartments:
lav, 4x 3rd, 2x lav, 3x 2nd, lav

C16

8 compartment composite
with 2 lavatories


JN Slinn collection

Central 2 lavatories were converted to an additional compartment.  Once source says the exterior panels were unaltered, but this drawing appears to contradict that!

C17

5 compartment third
with saloon and
2 lavatories

54' x 10'

Dean bogies

46' wheelbase

CEE7W 10 built in 1897

20 built in 1898

40 built in 1899 in three lots

10 built in 1902 in 2 lots

3133 to 3142

3143 to 3162

3163 to 3182

3218 to 3227

3228 to 3237

3238 to 3241

3242 to 3247


R Spratt collection, 3243

Compartments:
lav, 5x 1st, lav, saloon


JN Slinn collection


© HMRS

nearly all of these coaches had an additional pair of doors fitted into the saloon.

3243 to Camping Coach 9909

3148 & 3152 converted to Auto Trailers 18 & 35 diagrams M & M1

3150 converted to Breakdown Van 157

All condemned by May 1952

C18

Centre corridor third
2 lavatories

54' x 10'

Dean bogies

46' wheelbase

CEE7W 1 built in 1900 2840
JN Slinn collection
C20

5 compartment second with smoking lounge and
2 lavatories

51' x 10'

Dean bogies

43' wheelbase

CEE7W 5 built in 1902 in 2 batches (5)228 to (5)230

(5)226/7


JN Slinn collection
C21

8 compartment second/third composite
and 2 lavatories

56' x 8'

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 5 built in 1902 in 2 batches (7)623 to (7)625

(7)626/7


JN Slinn collection
D10 and D78

4 compartment brake third with side corridor

Later rebuilt with centre gangway

56' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 10 built in 1893 2823 to 2832 D10 or D11 as running in late 1930s


R Spratt collection, 2825

Compartments:
4x 3rd, lav, guard, luggage

Guards lookouts removed became D78
D11 and D79

4 compartment brake third with side corridor

Later rebuilt with centre gangway

A D11 as built with side corridor.


JN Slinn collection

Guards lookouts removed became D79
D12

3 compartment brake second with 2 lavatories and side corridor

Later rebuilt with centre gangway

56' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1893 (5)247 & (5)248
© GWR - (5)247

Compartments:
2nd, lav 2x 2nd, lav, guard, luggage

D18

3 compartment brake third
with 1 lavatory

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1896 2983 & 2984
JN Slinn collection

South Wales Corridor Sets. When built these were formed into 2 9 coach sets along with C13 - 2 off, D23 & E47 & E48 - 4 off
D25 and D74

3 compartment brake third
with 1 lavatory

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 10 built in 1896 3371 to 3380
JN Slinn collection
Guards lookouts removed became D74 in 1921
nos 3374 & 3380 and maybe others
D28 and D77

5 compartment brake third
with 1 lavatory

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 4 built in 1898 2048 to 2051
JN Slinn collection
Guards lookouts removed became D77
D29 and D70

3 compartment brake third
with 1 lavatory

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 30 built in 1899 in 3 lots

11 built in 1902 in 3 lots

13 built in 1903 in 2 lots

3361 to 3370

3351 to 3360

3301 to 3310

3445 to 3448

3305

3449 to 3454

2332 to 2336

2337 to 2341


JN Slinn collection


3358

Guards lookouts removed became D70
 
D30, D35 and D73

4 compartment brake third (Right Hand)
with 1 lavatory

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 5 built in 1899

10 built in 1900

2059, 2060, 2064, 2082 & 2083

3423 to 3432


© GWR - 2085
D30 and D31 are Right and Left Hand pairs.

One D30 & one D31 converted to D35/D34 Brake Third Tea Car in 1909/10. This involved converting the 2 compartments adjacent to the guards compartment into a kitchen area.

Guards duckets removed: D73/D74

2084 to Engineering Department Tool Van 14174

D31, D34 and D74

4 compartment brake third (Left Hand)
with 1 lavatory

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 5 built in 1899

10 built in 1900

2084 to 2086, 2813, 2815

3413 to 3422


© LPC
 
D36

3 compartment brake third
with 1 lavatory

Centre gangway & sliding doors to the luggage compartment

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1900 3433 to 3434
© GWR - 3433
3433 - Right Hand brake

3434 - Left Hand brake

D39

4 compartment brake third
with 1 lavatory

68' x 8'6

10' American bogies

61' wheelbase

Later fitted with 9' American bogies

CEE7W 1 built in 1902 2400
JN Slinn collection

D40

3 compartment brake second (then third)
with 1 lavatory

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 1 built in 1902

5 built in 1903

5282

5221 to 5225


JN Slinn collection
E38

4 compartment composite with 2 smoking saloons and 3 lavatories and side corridor

Later rebuilt with centre gangway

56' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1893 (7)1597 & (7)1598
JN Slinn collection
E46

6 compartment composite with 4 lavatories

55' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

47' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1896 (7)1405 & (7)1406
JN Slinn collection
Ocean Special. When built these were formed into 2 8 coach sets along with A3 - 2 off, C12, C13 - 2 off, K9 & K10
E47

2 compartment composite with 2 smoking lounges and 3 lavatories

52' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

44' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1896 (7)1590 & (7)1591
JN Slinn collection
South Wales Corridor Sets. When built these were formed into 2 9 coach sets along with C13 - 2 off, D18, D23 & E48 - 4 off
E48a

4½ compartment brake tri composite with a smoking lounge and 3 lavatories

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1896 (7)1225 & (7)1227
JN Slinn collection
South Wales Corridor Sets. When built these were formed into 2 9 coach sets along with C13 - 2 off, D18, D23, E47 & E48b - 3 off
E48b

6 compartment brake tri composite with 2 lavatories

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 6 built in 1896 (7)1220 to (7)1224 & (7)1226
JN Slinn collection
South Wales Corridor Sets. When built these were formed into 2 9 coach sets along with C13 - 2 off, D18, D23, E47 & E48a
E53

6 compartment composite with 4 lavatories

55' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

47' wheelbase

CEE7W 10 built in 1896 (7)1407 to (7)1416
JN Slinn collection
Very similar to E64.   The differences are in interal dimensions of the toilets and side corridor.
E64

6 compartment composite with 4 lavatories

55' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

47' wheelbase

CEE7W 15 built in 1898

10 built in 1899

(7)1421 to (7)135

(7)1436 to (7)145


JN Slinn collection
Very similar to E53   The differences are in interal dimensions of the toilets and side corridor.
E68

6 compartment composite with 4 lavatories

55' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

47' wheelbase

CEE7W 10 built in 1900 (7)1446 to (7)1455
JN Slinn collection
E70

6 compartment composite with 4 lavatories

55' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

47' wheelbase

CEE7W 16 built in 1902 in 2 lots (7)1456 to (7)1461

(7)1462 to (7)1471

lav, 3x 2nd, 2x lav, 3x 1st, lav
E73

7 compartment composite
2 lavatories

55'6 x 8'6

Dean bogies

47' wheelbase

CEE7W 10 built in 1901

5 built in 1902 in 2 lots

23 built in 1903 in 3 lots

(7)1472 to (7)1481

(7)1482 to (7)1485

(7)1486

(7)1487 to (7)1492

(7)1493 to (7)1504

(7)1505 to (7)1509


R Spratt collection, 9906 ex7484


R Spratt collection, 9908 ex7502


JN Slinn collection


© GWR/R Spratt - (7)1481

7472, 7474, 7484, 7492, 7502, 7508 to Camping Coaches 9906, 9907, 9904, 9901, 9908, 9902
G3

Family Saloon

also known as
Director's Saloon

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

49'6 wheelbase

Royal Clerestory 1 built in 1894 249 renumbered 9045 in 1907
© GWR Mechanics Institute, Junior Engineering Society


JN Slinn collection

G6

First Class Saloon

52' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

44' wheelbase

CEE7W 4 built in 1901 (8)300 to (8)303
JN Slinn collection
G18

Third Class Saloon

46' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

38'6 wheelbase

CEE7W 6 built in 1901

2 built in 1904

2595 to 2600

2593 and 2594


JN Slinn collection
G32

Family Carriage

45'6 x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

37'6 wheelbase

CEE7W 4 built in 1899 (8)227 to (8)230
JN Slinn collection
G33

Family Carriage

47'6 x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

39'6 wheelbase

CEE7W 4 built in 1900

2 built in 1903

4 built in 1904

(8)223 to (8)226 renumbered 9027 to 9030

(8)221 and (8)222 renumbered 9025 and 9026

(8)217 to (8)220 renumbered 9021 to 9024


JN Slinn collection
(8)217 to (8)222 were built with Westinghouse break as well as Vacuum break
H2

First class Diner
kitchen, pantry and
2 lavatories

56'6 x 8'6

Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1896
(58'6 long)

1 built in 1896

1 built in 1897

2 built in 1899

250 and 251
renumbered
9501 and 9502

252
renumbered
9503

235
renumbered
9504

236 and 237
renumbered
9516 and 9517


© GWR, 9516 ex236


© GWR Mechanics Institute, Junior Engineering Society


© GWR, 237

The history of diners were very complex. All but 235 were rebuilt as composites without lavs in the 1900s.   All condemned by 1931 except 9502 & 9516 which were converted to Cafe Cars, but only for a few years.
J3

7 compartment sleeper with 2 lavatories and side corridor

Later rebuilt with centre gangway

50' x 9'(over bay windows),
8'6 (over doors and ends)

6'4 Dean bogies

39'6 wheelbase

Bay Window 1 built in 1890 Broad Gauge 556

(8)246 renumbered 9042 in 1908


© GWR Mechanics Institute, Junior Engineering Society
At some time the before the Diagram Book was assembled the centre compartment was altered to a kitchen, and it appears to have had 8ft 6in bogies substituted.  This may have been in 1895. - information courtesy of John Lewis

Converted to M20 in 1920

J5

6 compartment composite with 3 lavatories and side corridor

Later rebuilt with centre gangway

56' x 9'(over bay windows),
8'6 (over doors and ends)

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

Bay Window 3 built in 1896/7 (8)241 to 243 renumbered 9037 to 9039 in 1907
© GWR Mechanics Institute, Junior Engineering Society
Condemned in 1931/2

Note: After 1907 first class coaches had 8000 added to their number and composites had 6000 added to their number.

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