Great Western Railway Collett Coaches

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1930-33 Cross Country Service stock had a similar profile to the co-built Tapered Side stock but was 3" narrower at the waist and 6" narrower at the cornice.   Despite not being necessary to stay within the loading gauge the door handles were recessed like the contemporary mainline stock.   However the guard's doors were built to the body profile and not recessed.   With the exception of the H38 Composite Diner, which rode on 9' bogies, they rode on 7' bogies.   The Composite Diner departed from the normal of having the kitchen in the middle and instead had it at one end, with the first class diners adjacent to it and the third class furthest away.
Dimensions
Width over cornices 8' 5½
Width over body at waist 9' 0
Width over handles 9' 3
Height to gutters 10' 7¼
Height to top of roof 12' 5
Height over ventilators 12' 11¼
Length over sides 60' 0
Length over bow ends Corridor - 61' 4½
Non-corridor - 61' 2
Wheelbase 53' 6

Diagram Dimensions
Length x Width
Wheelbase

Numbers
Conversions
C60

8 compartment corridor third
2 lavatories.

7' bogies 55 built in 1930

20 built in 1931

5243 to 5257, 5315 to 5354

5689 to 5708

All were condemned between 1960 and 1962.
C63

9 compartment non-corridor third

7' bogies 16 built in 1932 5673 to 5688 All were condemned between 1957 and 1960.
D107

3 compartment corridor brake van third
1 lavatory.

7' bogies 12 built in 1930 5303 to 5314 All were condemned between 1959 and 1962.
D112

6 compartment non-corridor brake van third

7' bogies 30 built in 1931 5637 to 5666 All were condemned between 1957 and 1962.
E139

7 compartment corridor composite
2 lavatories.

4 first class and 3 third class compartments

7' bogies 8 built in 1930 6176 to 6179, 6182 to 6185 All were condemned between 1961 and 1962.
G59

Corridor First Saloon

5 dining tables seating 14 people, pantry, kitchen, lavatory, small compartment and saloon seating 8 with writing table

windows in ends

7' bogies 2 built in 1930 9004 & 9005
No. 6562 @ Toddington 2012 © Hugh Llewelyn / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
Saloons modernised and enlarged, toplights in main windows replaced with sliding ventilators in 1947

9005 converted to G66 in 1961

9004 condemned in 1963, now preserved.   Now fitted with Pullman gangway and drop-head buckeye, ETH amd air brakes

G66

Corridor First Saloon

5 dining tables seating 14 people, pantry, kitchen, lavatory, small compartment and saloon seating 8 around a table

windows in ends

BR B4 bogies fitted to underframe of D108 5300 1 converted in 1961 from G59 9005 Condemned in 1974
H38

Composite Diner

7 third class dining tables seating 4 & 1 third class dining table seating 3, 2 first class dining tables seating 4 & 2 first class dining tables seating 2, kitchen

9' bogies 8 built in 1931 9601 to 9610 All were condemned in 1962.
K40

Passenger brake van

7' bogies 10 built in 1930

25 built in 1931

1175 to 1184

3 to 6, 9, 11, 13, 19, 27, 28, 31 to 7, 39, 41, 43, 51, 53, 55 to 57

39, 81 and 1177 converted to L26 TPO in 1960

All were condemned between 1962 and 1966.

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