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.
Numbers
Conversions
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

A8

5 compartment first
with saloon and
2 lavatories

3 built in 1902 (8)316 to (8)318
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
© GWR - 2835

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

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


© GWR - 1952

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

C16

8 compartment composite
with 2 lavatories

Central 2 lavatories were converted to an additional compartment, but the exterior panels were unaltered
C17

5 compartment third
with saloon and
2 lavatories

54' x 8'6

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

3243 to Camping Coach 9909

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

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
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

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

D29 and D70

3 compartment brake third
with 1 lavatory

compare with D40

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


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 D75

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

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

Compare with D29 which had narrower compartments as it was built as third class. Thus the brake/luggage compartment of the D40 was 1'6" shorter than the D29.
E38

6 compartment composite with 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
© GWR

Compartments:
3x 2nd, 2 lavs, 2x 1st, lav, 2 bay 1st saloon

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


© GWR/R Spratt - (7)1481

Compartments:
lav, 3x 1st, 4x 2nd, lav

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

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

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