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 Scrapping Dates
F17

4 compartment slip composite

6 wheels

34' x 8'

11' x 11'

LE7N 1 built in 1887 as Standard Gauge body on Broad Gauge chassis 495 BG Number

Converted to Standard Gauge 1891/2 - 493

To Composite
F18

4 compartment slip composite

6 wheels

31' x 8'

11' x 11'

LA4TN 10 converted from U22 in 1892-1894 933 to 942 6933, 6939 & 6142 to R&SB 29, 43 & 44 in 1912, brake thirds, T30. Renumbered 4180, 4186 & 4187 when returned in 1922-24

6934 to 6938, 6941 to T30 in 1912

6940 to U22 in 1912

F19

4 compartment slip composite

6 wheels

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N 10 built in 1875 110 to 119


JN Slinn collection

110 to 112, 114, 116 & 117 4 wheels by 1893

115 not a slip coach by 1893

112 to T29

to T40

to U17

ex U15 / U16

3 compartment slip luggage tri-composite

31' x 8'
9'6 - 9'6
LA9N 1 converted from U16 in 1884 48 to Third in 1907
Lot Y

3 compartment slip composite

4 wheels

21' x 7'6

12'

Saltney 12 built in 1870 143, 344, 361, 501 to 509
 

G1 to G6

 

See Bogie Coaches
G7

Saloon

6 wheels

27'3 x 8'

9'2 x 9'2

9
JN Slinn collection
G8

Family Carriage

One 1st class saloon

6 wheels

28' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N 2 built in 1870 495 & 496

Renumbered 9057 & 9058 in 1907/8


JN Slinn collection

496 "Windsor Grey Saloon"
495 allocated to Windsor in 1880
496 allocated to Paddington in 1880

9057, 9058 - 1922
G9

First Saloon

6 wheels

27' x 8'

9' x 9'

LA9N 1 built in 1871 665

Renumbered 9080 in 1909


JN Slinn collection
G10

First Saloon

6 wheels

27' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N 1 built in 1872 700

renumbered 9081 in 1908


JN Slinn collection
9081 to O21
G11

First Saloon

6 wheels

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N 6 built in 1875 176 to 181

Renumbered 9011 to 9016


JN Slinn collection
9011 to 9016 to O15 in 1922/3
G12

First Saloon

6 wheels

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

CAA9N 4 built in 1875 182 to 185

Renumbered 9017 to 9020 in 1908


JN Slinn collection
9017 to 9020 to O17 in 1923
G13

First Saloon

6 wheels

29' x 8'

9' x 9'

CAA9B

then

CEA9CN

2 built as Broad Gauge Sleepers built on Lot 163 in 1877

1 converted to Broad Gauge Saloon in 1881

Broad Gauge 410 and 411

Converted to Standard Gauge 1891 - 76

Renumbered 9007 in 1907


JN Slinn collection


Broad Gauge Saloon


JN Slinn collection

411 to G38 9007 - 1929
G14

First Saloon

6 wheels

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N 2 built in 1881 10 & 138

Renumbered 489 & 490 in 1895 & 1894

Renumbered again in 1907 to 9053 & 9054


JN Slinn collection


R Spratt collection

9053 & 9054 to O18 in 1922/3
G15

First Saloon

6 wheels

31' x 8'6

9'6 x 9'6

CEE7W 4 built in 1892 (8)518 to (8)521 then 9076 to 9079
JN Slinn collection
9077, 9078, 9079 - 1932

9076 - 1933

G16

Family Carriage
then First Saloon sometime after 1892. See G16

6 wheels
then 4 wheels

29' x 8'

9'2 x 9'2

CAA9B

then

CEA9CN

2 built in 1876 BG - 372 & 373

SG - 74 & 75 in 1892, then 9005 & 9006


JN Slinn collection
To Parcels Van
G17

First Saloon

4 wheels

27' x 8'

17'

CEA7N 1 built in 1890 80(11) then 9004
JN Slinn collection
9004 to O19 in 1923
G18 See Bogie Coaches
G19

Third Saloon

6 wheels

31' x 8'

18

LE7N 6 built in 1892 2501 to 2506
Renumbered 9307 to 9312
See JH Russell, GW Coaches Appendix, Vol.2, fig.78 9307, 9308, 9309, 9310 - 1932

9312 - 1933

9311 - 1935

G20

Third Saloon

6 wheels

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LE7N 12 built in 1894

6 built in 1895

10 built in 1896

10 built in 1896

10 built in 1898

2507 to 2518
Renumbered 9313 to 9324

2519 to 2514
Renumbered 9325 to 9330

2525 to 2534
Renumbered 9331 to 9340

2535 to 2544
Renumbered 9341 to 9350

2545 to 2554
Renumbered 9351 to 9360


R Spratt collection, 9315 converted to 4 wheels


JN Slinn collection


R Spratt collection, 9324

also see 2511 which has been restored to as built condition at the Didcot Railway Centre

9315 converted to Inspection Coach 80975 in 1939

9340 to Engineer's Department Q9 80943 in 1936

9344 converted to Tool Van no. 63

9326, 9343, 9356 - 1932

9336, 9337, 9349 - 1933

9320, 9332, 9348, 9354, 9359 - 1934

9319, 9321, 9341, 9350 - 1935

9314, 9325, 9327, 9328, 9331, 9344, 9345, 9352, 9358 - 1936

All by 1939

G21

Third Saloon

4 wheels

31' x 8'

20'

LE7N 6 built in 1888 1773 to 1778

renumbered 9301 to 9306 in 1907/8


R Spratt collection, 1777


R Spratt collection, 1777

9301 to 9306 to O14 in 1921 to 1923
G23

Third Saloon

6 wheels

26' x 8'

8'6 x 8'6

LA9N 2 built in 1871 as Family Carriage 492, 493

Converted to Second Saloons 151 & 152 in 1904

Renumbered 9212 and 9213 in 1907 and called Nondescript Saloons


JN Slinn collection

Both allocated to Paddington in 1880

9213 - 1923

9212 - 1930

G24

Family Carriage

Three 1st class compartments

6 wheels

28' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N 1 built in 1870 494

Renumbered 9056 in 1907/8


JN Slinn collection

Built for the Prince of Wales

Allocated to Paddington in 1880, classed as a Saloon Carriage

G25

First Saloon with central luggage compartment

6 wheels

29' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N 9 built in 1872 691 to 699
JN Slinn collection

A later (from between 1907 and 1922) offical diagram diagram says the coaches are First Class Semi Saloons

691 to 699 converted to Second Saloon and renumbered 142 to 150

then converted to Nondescript Saloon and renumbered 9203 to 9211 in 1907-1909

9203 to 9211 converted to O16 in 1922/3

G26

Second Saloon

6 wheels

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N 2 built in 1881 153 & 156

9214 & 9216 renumbered 1907/8


JN Slinn collection
9214 & 9216 to O20 in 1922
G27

Second Saloon

6 wheels

31' x 8'

11' x 11'

LE7TN 2 built in 1887 34 & 170

9202 & 9217 renumbered 1907/8


JN Slinn collection
9202 & 9217 to O14 in 1922/3
G28

Engineering Department First Saloon

4 wheels

28' x 8'

19'

LA9N 1 built in 1875 715

Renumbered 9219 in 1908


JN Slinn collection
9219 - 1928
G29

Engineering Department First Saloon

 

Q7

NG Inspection Carriage

4 wheels

27'6 x 8'

19'

LA9N 1 built in 1875 716

Renumbered to 9220 in 1908

Renumbered to 80943 (in the wagon series) in 1923 and transferred to Q7


JN Slinn collection


R Spratt collection

80943 - 1936
9220 ex-1st 716 as it was running before the projections were removed when it was used by King George V on an inspection on the Larkhill Military Railway. This somewhat ephemeral line left the Amesbury - Bulford line at Ratfyn Junction and then wandered for 10½ miles across Salisbury Plain serving WD camps at Durrington, Larkhill and Fargo (hospital) and Stonehenge aerodrome.  The line beyond Fargo was lifted by 1923 and the remainder of the line in 1929. - information and photo courtesy of John Lewis

716 originally built on 16' chassis and altered to 19' in 1881

Interestingly the wheelbase on the offical drawing was noted as 16' when it was renumbered in 1923.  It was not uncommon for the diagram book drawings to not be fuly updated, as in this case.

G30 to G33 See G30 & G31 and G32 & G33
G34

Family Saloon

6 wheels

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

CAA12N 4 built in 1884 508 to 511
Renumbered 9066 to 9069 in 1908

JN Slinn collection
To O29
G35

Family Saloon

6 wheels

32' x 8'6

11' x 11'

CEA7W 1 built in 1887 175
Renumbered 9010 in 1907

JN Slinn collection

Stationed at Windsor for Royal Household until 6/1902

To O27
G36

Family Carriage/Saloon

One 1st and one 2nd saloon

6 wheels

26' x 7'6

8'6 x 8'6

LA9N 1 built in 1871 491
Renumbered 9055 in 1907
Allocated to Paddington in 1880 9055 - 1911
G37

Family Saloon

6 wheels

33' x 8'

11' x 11'

CEE7N 6 built in 1892 (8)512 to (8)517 renumbered 9070 to 9075 in 1907/8
JN Slinn collection

Fitted with Westinghouse brakes for working on the lines of all companies soon after being built.

9070 to 9073 and 9075 converted to O30 9074 - 1923
G38

Family Saloon

4 wheels

29' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

CAA9N 1 of 2 built as Broad Gauge Sleepers built on Lot 163 in 1877, then converted to Broad Gauge Family Saloon in 1881 Broad Gauge 411

Converted to Standard Gauge 1891 - 77

Renumbered 9008 in 1907


JN Slinn collection
Converted to 4 wheels

To Parcels Van

G39 / G40

Invalid Carriage later called Family Carriage

4 wheels

25' x 8'

17'6

CAA9N 2 built in 1880 501, 502

Renumbered 9059, 9060 in 1907

See JH Russell, GW Coaches Appendix, Vol.2, fig.87 9056, 9060 - 1923
G41

Family Saloon

4 wheels

31' x 8'

19'

CAA9N 1 built in 1880 130

Renumbered 9009 in 1907


R Spratt collection


JN Slinn collection

G42

Family Saloon

4 wheels

31' x 8'

19'

CAA12N 5 built in 1884 503 to 507

Renumbered 9061 to 9065 in 1907-9


JN Slinn collection
To Parcels Vans
O13

Milk Van
(with guard's compartment)

4 wheels

30' x 8'11

19'

Multibar 'Toplight' 4 built in 1921 1397 to 1400
© SVRWiki

1399 as running on SVR
1399 now preserved on the Severn Valley Railway

1400 converted to Engineer's use in 1948

after 1948
O14

Milk & Fruit Van

31' x 8' LE7TN

LE7N

2 converted from G27 in 1922/3

6 converted from G21 in 1921 to 1923

1379, 1391

1392 to 1396 & 1421

1396 - 1931

1391, 1395 - 1932

1393 - 1933

1394 - 1935

1392 - 1936

1421 - 1938

O15

Milk & Fruit Van

4 wheels

31' x 8'

16'

LA9N 6 converted from G11 in 1922/3 1366 to 1371 1368, 1371 - 1930

1366, 1369 - 1931

1367, 1370 - 1932

O16

Milk & Fruit Van

27' x 8' LA9N 9 converted from G25 in 1922/3 1380 to 1388 1381, 1383 to 1385, 1388 - 1931

1382 - 1932

1387 - 1933

1380, 1386 - 1934

O17

Milk & Fruit Van

6 wheels

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

CAA9N 4 converted from G12 in 1923 1372 to 1375
Russ Garner collection
1372 - 1931

1373 - 1932

1374 - 1933

1375 - 1934

O18

Milk & Fruit Van

6 wheels

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N 2 converted from G14 in 1922/3 1376 & 1377 1376 - 1931

1377 - 1932

O19

Fruit & Parcels Van

4 wheels

27' x 8' CEA7N 1 converted from G17 1365 1365 - 1933
O20

Milk & Fruit Van

6 wheels

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N 2 converted G26 in 1922 1389, 1390 1390 - 1932

1389 - 1931

O21

Milk & Fruit Van

6 wheels

27' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N 1 converted in 1923 G10 1378 1378 - 1933
O27

Parcels Van

6 wheels

32' x 8'6

11' x 11'

CEE7W 1 converted in 1928 from G35 1315 Similar to JH Russell, GW Coaches Appendix, Vol.2, fig.83, doors possibly converted to double doors 1935
O29

Parcels Van

6 wheels

32' x 8'

11' x 11'

CAA12N 4 converted in 1928 from G34 1324 to 1326 & 1329
R Spratt collection


© HMRS

1935
O30

Family Saloon

6 wheels

33' x 8'

11' x 11'

CEE7W 5 converted in 1928/9 from G37 1330, 1331, 1332, 1334, 1335 Similar JH Russell, GW Coaches Appendix, Vol.2, fig.85, some doors probably converted to double doors

Fitted with either side hand brakes.

1330 - 1932

1331 - 1933

1332, 1334 - 1938

1335 - 1935

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