Great Western Railway Coaches

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I always like looking around the carriage shed when I visit a preserved railway and I usually find that the best bit is hidden down the back, out of sight, and covered in dust. So I want to keep that going on GWR Coaches, so here are a few interesting things that one day will get included on a proper page. If you have something that you think I might like to include here please send me an email.
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This drawing of a Dean 52' underframe drawn in March 1893 incorporates all the design changes up to February 1895.
That shows how designs changed, and nothing stayed constant.

R Spratt collection
Dean 10' bogie

As used 1893 to 1904


By Hugh Llewelyn (edited by R Spratt), Dean 10' bogie on GWR Dean 45'6 Brake First Saloon No.8231, later 9055, Diagram G31, Lot 804 built at Swindon 1896. At Highley, SVR, 03/12. Uploaded by Oxyman, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Churchward 9' 'American' bogie

As used 1906 to 1911


By Hugh Llewelyn (edited by R Spratt), Churchward 9' American bogie on GWR Churchward 57' Passenger Brake Van No.261, Diagram K22, Lot 1281 built at Swindon 1921. At Highley, SVR, 03/12. Uploaded by Oxyman, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Churchward 6 wheel 'American' bogie

As used 1907 to 1910


Churchward 6 wheel American bogie on GWR Churchward on Sleeper No.9082, Diagram J6, Lot 1123 built at Swindon 1907. © GWR
Churchward 9' 'Fishbelly' light bolster bogie

As used 1910 to 1926


By Hugh Llewelyn (edited by R Spratt), Churchward 9' Fishbelly bogie on GWR Churchward 57' Brake First Saloon No.9055, Diagram G43, Lot 1209 built at Swindon 1912. At Highley, SVR, 03/12. Uploaded by Oxyman, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Collett 7' bogie

As used 1925 to 1933


By Hugh Llewelyn (edited by R Spratt), Collett 7' single bolster bogie (used 1925-33) on GWR Collett 58' Third No.4777, Diagram C54, Lot 1369 built at Swindon 1926. At Highley, SVR, 03/12. Uploaded by Oxyman, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Collett 9' plate bogie
also known as 9' 'heavy' bogie

As used 1922 to 1932


By Hugh Llewelyn (edited by R Spratt), Collett 9' single bolster bogie on GWR Collett 61' Third Diner No.9627, Diagram H40, Lot 1471 built at Swindon 1932. At Long Marston, 09/10. Uploaded by Oxyman, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Collett 9' Pressed Steel bogie

As used 1934 onwards


By Hugh Llewelyn (edited by R Spratt), Collett 9' Pressed Steel double bolster bogie on GWR Collett 57' Brake Third No.5883, Diagram D118, Lot 1514 built at Swindon 1934. At Highley, SVR, 03/12. Uploaded by Oxyman, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Collett 12'6 heavy 12 wheel bogie

As used 1930 onwards


© R Spratt Collett 12'6 Heavy 12'6 bogie on GWR Collett 60' First Saloon No.9001, Diagram G62, Lot 1626 built at Swindon 1940.

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