Great Western Railway Collett Coaches

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The 1936 Sunshine Stock was followed in 1938 by 486 passenger coaches of similar designs except these coaches had some windows in the corridor side with opening metal-frames ventilators above a large fixed window and there were no droplights except in the doors.   Also the doors in the corridor side reverted to being 4 doors similar to the 1933-35 stock but with 2 of the doors at the ends.   The compartment side however still had only 2 doors, one at each end of the coach.   These coaches were slightly narrower than the 1936 Sunshine stock and the same width as the non-corridor coaches that were built from 1937.   Unlike earlier designs the length was not standardized and 4 different length underframes were produced.   They ran on 9' light pressed steel bogies.
Dimensions
Width over cornices 8' 9
Width over body at waist 8' 11
Width over handles 9' 3
Height to gutters 10' 1¾
Height to top of roof 12' 3¾
Height over ventilators 12' 9½

Diagram Dimensions
Length x Width
Wheelbase

Numbers
Conversions
A22

7 compartment corridor first, 1 lavatory

60'1¼

50'8 wheelbase
9' bogies

20 built in 1938 8092 to 8111 All were condemned in 1964/5.
C77

8 compartment third corridor, 2 lavatories

60'11¼

51'6 wheelbase
9' bogies

70 built in 1938

95 built in 1940

1080 to 1089, 1091, 1093 to 1098, 1100 to 1116, 1118 to 28, 1130 to 1134, 1136 to 1155

501 to 595


C77 No. 1116 @ Bridgnorth 2011 © Hugh Llewelyn / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
Compartment Side


C77 No. 1087 © R Spratt
Corridor side

All were condemned in 1964/5.

1096 was converted to work with Diesel Railcar W37 & W38.

1103 & 517 were destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1947.

1106 & 534 were rebuilt with a modernised body in 1942.

536, 1086, 1087, 1111, 1116 & 1146 are preserved

C81

8 compartment third corridor, 2 lavatories

60'11¼

51'6 wheelbase
9' bogies

20 built in 1941 751 to 780 Coaches built to the C81 diagram were almost identical to those of C77. The distinguishing feature is that on the compartment side there was an additional door into the compartment that was 3rd from the left hand end. All were condemned in 1964 & 1966.
D127

4 compartment corridor brake third, 1 lavatory

60'11¼

51'6 wheelbase
9' bogies

27 built in 1938

3 built in 1938

25 built in 1940

24 built in 1941

1627-47/9-54

1655 to 1657

601 to 625

652 to 675


No. 1645 @ Totnes Riverside 2017 © Nathan Williamson


No. 1645 @ Stretchford, South Devon Railway 2020 © Nathan Williamson


A D127 at Bentley Heath April 1947 © CFH Oldham B114

All were condemned in 1964 & 1966.
E158

7 compartment corridor composite, 2 lavatories

4 first class and 3 third class compartments

59'10

50'4¾ wheelbase
9' bogies

56 built in 1938

40 built in 1939

7001 to 7056

7301 to 7340


No. 7313 @ Didcot 2011 © Hugh Llewelyn / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
Compartment Side
All were condemned in 1964/5.
E159

6 compartment corridor brake composite, 2 lavatories

2 first class and 4 third class compartments

60'11¼

51'6 wheelbase
9' bogies

30 built in 1938

5 built in 1938

6 built in 1939

15 built in 1941

6355, 6356, 6408, 6421, 6485, 6487, 6533, 6539, 6540, 6543, 6544, 6546, 6550, 6552, 6559, 6562, 6564, 6595, 6599, 6600, 6603, 6605, 6608, 6609, 6610, 6619, 6705, 6706, 6713 & 6829

7060 to 7064

7341 to 7346

7357 to 7371


No. 6562 @ Kidderminster 2018 © Nathan Williamson


No. 6562 @ Bridgnorth 2011 © Hugh Llewelyn / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
Corridor Side.

All were condemned between 1963 & 1966, except 6485 which was condemned in 1957.
E160

7 compartment corridor composite, 2 lavatories

3 first class and 4 third class compartments

58'7

49'1¾ wheelbase
9' bogies

20 built in 1938 6142 to 44, 6162, 6169 to 6174, 6196, 6266, 6274, 6275, 6291, 6302, 6306, 6311, 6351 & 6352 All were condemned between 1962 & 1965.

6169 was rebuilt in 1941
6311 was fire damaged and repaired in 1950

6162 converted to DW80937 in 1965

E162

7 compartment corridor composite, 2 lavatories

4 first class and 3 third class compartments

59'10

50'4¾ wheelbase
9' bogies

20 built in 1941 7271 to 7290
No. 7284 @ Kidderminster 2018 © Nathan Williamson
Compartment Side


No. 728 @ Bridgenorth 2013 © Geof Sheppard / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
Corridor Side.

All were condemned between 1964 to 1966.
G62

Corridor special saloon

1 saloon, 1 dining saloon, 1 coupe, 1 kitchen, 1 pantry, 1 vestibule

60'11¼

54'5¼ wheelbase
12'6 heavy 6 wheel bogies

2 built in 1940 9001 & 9002
G62 No. 9002 @ Didcot 2010 © Hugh Llewelyn / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)


G62 No. 9001 © R Spratt


G62 No. 9001 @ Bridgnorth 1972 © CL Caddy

Both were condemned in 1967 but made it to preservation
K42

Corridor full brake

57'

50' wheelbase
9' bogies

10 built in 1937

10 built in 1940

20 built in 1945

158 to 167

121 to 130

91 to 100, 268 to 277


No. 276 @ Buckfastleigh 2007 © Nathan Williamson


No. 276 @ Stretchford, South Devon Railway 2020 © Nathan Williamson

All except 167 (cond. 1966) lasted until 1971.   121 was the last to survive, lasting until April 1978.

164 converted to Weedkilling train use FA99902
130 converted to 096039
91 converted to TDB975679
268 converted to ADB975773
276 converted to ADB975640

98 and 276 are preserved

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