Great Western Railway Dean Era Coaches

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Diagram Dimensions
Length x Width
Wheelbase
Lewis Class.
Numbers
Conversions
K1

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'

Built with 7' rigid 'bogies', later converted to 6'4 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LA9B then LE9CN 6 built in 1882 Broad Gauge 137 to 142

Standard Gauge 881 to 886

K2

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

30'6 wheelbase

LA9N

LA12N

LE12N

6 built in 1883

10 built in 1884

10 built in 1886

Broad Gauge 146 to 151
Standard Gauge 146 to 151

Broad Gauge 156 to 165
Standard Gauge 893 to 902

Broad Gauge 172 to 181
Standard Gauge 903 to 912


© Robert Brookman


© Robert Brookman

K4

Passenger Brake Van

 

K30

Passenger Brake Van (Lookouts removed)

40' x 8'

6'6 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7N 20 built in 1887

10 built in 1889

35 built in 1889

5 built in 1890

50 built in 1890

4 built in 1893

671 to 690

Broad Gauge 188 to 197
Standard Gauge 913 to 922

747 to 781

Broad Gauge 206 to 210
Standard Gauge 923 to 927

1001 to 1050

1058 to 1061


© Robert Brookman


© Robert Brookman

749 converted to Stores Van, K33, by fitting a lavatory and removing the lookouts.

754, 757, 924 & 1020 to Hotels Dept Vans.

777 converted to Stores Van, Q16, number 58126.

916 converted to Parcels Van, L5, by removing the internal partitions and lookouts.

1014 converted to Stores Van, Q17, number 58127.

1019 converted to Newspaper Van, M5, from 1907 & to 1909

1023 converted to Newspaper Van, M6, from 1907 & to 1909

1047 converted to Newspaper Van, M4, in 1898 and renumbered 867. Both double doors and the guards door & lookout were replaced with internal sliding doors.

1068 converted to Lamp Van and later to Stores Van, Q18, number 58128.

K5

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'6

6'4 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7W 1 built in 1892 1051 K5 design is similar to K4 except that the middle guards door did not have a lookout next to it and one end had an offset gangway. Later both ends received normal central gangways.
K6

Passenger Brake Van

48' x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

38' wheelbase

LE7N 6 built in 1892 1052 to 1057 K6 design is similar to K4; 2 pairs of double doors per side with a guard's ducket and door in the middle, just 8' longer. Converted to K7 & K8
K9

Passenger Brake Van

Ocean Mails

48' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

40' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1896 1062 & 1063
© GWR TPO 1905 train

from left to right the K9 above is:
central passenger gangway,
1 big luggage compartment for passenger luggage with 3 sets of double doors,
1 guard's compartment with ducket and single door,
1 small 'luggage' compartment for mail,
side mail gangway

K10

Passenger Brake Van

Ocean Mails

48' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

40' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1896 1064 & 1065  

from left to right the K10 is:
side mail gangway,
lavatory & kitchenette,
1 big luggage compartment with 3 sets of double doors,
1 guard's compartment with ducket and single door,
central passenger gangway

K11

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N 3 built in 1896 1066 to 1068 K11 design is the same as K4 except for different bogies.
K12

Royal Train Passenger Brake Van

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

Royal Clerestory 2 built in 1897 1069 & 1070
© Jim Russell


© GWR

Originally fitted with gangways, these were later removed.
K14

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N 20 built in 1897

20 built in 1898 in 2 batches

1071 to 1090

639/40, 928 to 935

631/2, 936/7 to 943

K14 design is the same as K15 except it doesn't have gangways. Guards's duckets removed: K25

Converted to Diesel Generator Van: Q14

K15

Passenger Brake Van with gangways

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N 10 built in 1898

10 built in 1902 in 2 batches

4 built in 1903

5 built in 1904

1091 to 1100

1111 to 1114

1115 to 1120

1121 to 1124

221 to 225

226 to 229


© Robert Brookman


© GWR - 1097 in 1900

Guards's duckets removed: K29

Converted to Sleet-Cutter Van: K31

40' x 8'

8' Volute bogies

31'6 wheelbase

10 built in 1904 231 to 236
40' x 8'

8'6 American bogies

32' wheelbase

10 built in 1906 237 to 246  

© Jim Russell - by the time this photo was take (mid 1950s) the gangways have been removed
K16

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N 10 built in 1899

10 built in 1902

10 built in 1903

1101 to 1110

201 to 210

211 to 220

K16 design is the same as K14 except the ends have pseudo gangways. Guards's duckets removed: K26
K17

Postal Brake Van

54' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

46' wheelbase

CEE7W 4 built in 1903 1125 to 1128
© Jim Russell


© Robert Brookman

K25

Passenger Brake Van

Guards's duckets removed

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N Converted from K14
© Jim Russell
K31

Sleet-Cutter Van

Guards's duckets removed

40' x 8'

8'6 American bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N Converted from K15 231
© GWR
L7

Parcels Van

40' x 8'

6'6 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7N 6 built in 1889

2 built in 1889

782 to 787

Broad Gauge 204 and 205
Standard Gauge 788 and 789

L7 sides design is the same as M2. Ends were plain, later they had a side gangway fitted at one end (782/5/6 both ends)
L12

Parcels Van

48'6 x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

38' wheelbase

CEE7N
clerestory has entirely glass panels
1 built in 1894 2083
© GWR
M2

Foreign Mails Van

40' x 8'

6'6 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7N 2 built in 1888 Broad Gauge 186 and 187

Standard Gauge 854 and 855


Side postal gangways at both ends
M7

Newspaper Sorting Van

46'6 x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

38'6 wheelbase

LE7N 2 built in 1900

4 built in 1902

868 & 869

870 to 873


© GWR
Q14

Diesel Generator Van

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N Converted from K14
© JN Slinn - Diesel Generator Van No.2
Q16

Stores Van

40' x 8'6

6'4 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7W Converted from K4 777 later renumbered 58126
© Jim Russell
Q18

Lamp Van

then

Stores Van

40' x 8'6

6'4 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7W Converted from K4 1068 later renumbered 58128
© Jim Russell

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