Great Western Railway Dean Era Coaches

This list is taken from the Great Western Lot Book.   Lots numbers that do not appear below were used either for wagons or bogie coaches.   Where the design was the same as a previous lot, the lot number is listed with the first lot of that design.
Designs that were originally built for the London 'Metro' services are highlighted.

Diagram Lot Number Date Design Introduced Lewis Class. Description Conversions
Lot B B
  D
  O
1868 Worcester 4 compartment third, 4 wheels.
Lot H H
  L
1868 Saltney 3 compartment composite & luggage, 4 wheels.
Lot S S 1870 Worcester 4 compartment third, 4 wheels.
Lot 6 6 1870 LA9S ? 4 compartment composite, 6 wheels.
Lot 8 8 1870 Worcester 2 compartment brake third, 4 wheels.
Lot 10 10 1870 LA9S ? 4 compartment composite and luggage, 6 wheels.
Lot 11 11 1870 LA9S 5 compartment third, 6 wheels.
G36 18a 1871 LA9N Family Carriage , 6 wheels.
G23 18b 1871 LA9N Family Carriage , 6 wheels.
G24 18c 1871 LA9N Family Carriage , 6 wheels.
G8 18d 1871 LA9N Family Carriage , 6 wheels.
Lot 22 22
  24
1870 LA9S 4 compartment second, 4 wheels.
Lot 28 28 1871 LA9S ? 4 compartment first, 6 wheels.
Lot 29 29 1870 LA9S ? 4 compartment composite, 6 wheels.
Lot 30 301870 LA9S 4 compartment second, 4 wheels.
R2 44
  56a
  119
  128
1872 LA9N 4 compartment first, 6 wheels

Nearly all were converted to third class or workmans coaches. A few had a pair of compartment downgraded making them composites. Somehow, one became a brake third.

S10, Brake Third and U14
Lot 45 45
  57
1871 LA9N 4 compartment composite, 6 wheels.
S1 46
  58
1871 LA9N 4 compartment second, 6 wheels

Most were converted to third class. One became a Hound's Van.

Brake Second, Composite and W6
G9 56b 1871 LA9N First Saloon , 6 wheels.
U16 70
  116
  129
  133
1872 LA9N 4 compartment composite and central luggage compartment, 6 wheels. U15, T24 and Third
G10 71a 1872 LA9N First Saloon , 6 wheels.
G25 71b 1872 LA9N First Saloon , 6 wheels.
S3 77
  82
  91
  105a
  140a
  175
  205
  224
  235
  245
  254
  265
  275
  285
  298
  322
1872 LA9N 5 compartment third, 6 wheels.

The most numerous of all GWR short coach designs.   Many had a compartment or two converted to a brake compartment.   Several coaches were converted for departmental use.

One coach was built as a Standard Gauge body on Broad Gauge chassis' and later converted to Standard Gauge.

This became the 'standard' 3rd class short coach length and later appeared in all low roof styles except LA12N.

S4 - 4 wheels, T11, T12 and T14
Lot 92 92 1870 LA9S, Saltney 2 compartment brake third, 4 wheels.
S5 105b 1873 LA9N 4 compartment third and central luggage compartment, 6 wheels.   Most had the luggage compartment incorporated into one of the adjacent compartments and were converted to Workman's coaches. Hounds Van
F19 138 1875 LA9N 4 compartment slip composite, 6 wheels. T29, T40, T41 and U17
G11 139a 1875 CAA9N Family Saloon, 6 wheels
G12 139b 1875 LA9N Family Saloon, 6 wheels O19
T38 140b
  149
  176
  276
  264
1875 LA9N 4 compartment centre brake third, 6 wheels.   There were four different 'proper' conversions to 2 compartment brake thirds.   Two coaches were further converted to Passenger Brake Vans, but this time it was a 'bastard' conversion. T25, T26, T27, T28, T39 and V15
R1 141 1875 LA9N 4 compartment first, 4 wheels.   Together with the coaches built on lots 142 and 143 these made up the first 'Metro' trains.   However, these coaches looked like normal coaches of the time and did not have the distinctive features of later 'Metro' trains.   But, they did have gas lighting, making them the first GWR coaches to be built with gas lighting. They also had a horizontal bar across the droplights; presumably to prevent passengers leaning out too far. Workmen's Third

U7 and U8

S2 142 1875 LA9N 5 compartment second, 4 wheels.   Initially it appears that these rakes ran without a guards compartment, but from 1878 an end compartment of the second and third class coaches where slowly converted to guards compartments. T13
S2 143 1875 LA9N 5 compartment third, 4 wheels. T13 and later on to T10
G28 144a 1875 LA9N Engineering Department First Saloon, 4 wheels - 16'.
G29 144b 1875 LA9N Engineering Department First Saloon, 4 wheels - 19'.
G16 150 1876 CAA9B Broad Gauge Family Saloon
Lot 163 163 1877 CAA9B Broad Gauge First Sleeper - 4 ladies and 7 mens beds G13
U9 165 1877 LA9N 4 compartment composite, 6 wheels.

2nd, 1st, 1st, 2nd

These coaches were built on second hand underframes of slightly different wheel bases and had flat ends.

Workmen's Thirds
U10 171 1877/8 CAA9N 4 compartment composite, 6 wheels.

2nd, 1st, 1st, 2nd

These coaches were built as new bodies on old Broad Gauge underframes.

Workmen's Thirds
U12 184 1878 LA9N 4 compartment composite with central luggage compartment, 4 wheels.

3rd, 1st, luggage, 1st, 2nd

U11 and U13
G39 208 1880 CAA9N Invalid Carriage
G41 228 1880 CAA9N First / Family Class Saloon
G26 242 1881 LA9N Second Class Saloon
G14 243 1881 LA9N First Class Saloon
T20 264 1882 LA9N 4 compartment centre brake third - 4 wheels. T18, T19 and T21
U27 286 1883 CAA12N 4 compartment composite & luggage - 6 wheels

3rd, 1st, luggage, 2nd, 3rd

U28 287 1883 CAA12N 4 compartment composite & luggage - 6 wheels

2nd, 1st, luggage, 1st, 2nd

U19 302 1884 LA12N 5 compartment composite, 6 wheels.

3rd, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

U26

Workmen's Brake Third

G42 304 1884 CAA12N Family Saloon - 4 wheels
G34 305 1884 CAA12N Family Saloon - 6 wheels O29
S21 317a 1884 LA0MW 6 compartment third, 4 wheels.  These two coaches were the only 6 compartment all thirds.

Along with the coaches built on lots 318 and 319 these coaches made the prototype gas lit 'Metro' train.   They were 6" wider than all previous short coaches and they had the what was to become the distinctive round topped doors.   The compartment windows were unique in that they reached up to the gutter and there was no wooden eaves panel;  a feature not repeated by the GWR until the Sunshine stock of 1936.   Unlike the later 'Metro' coaches they had single arc roofs.

T61 317b 1884 LA0MW 4 compartment brake third, 4 wheels.
Lot 318 318 1884 LA0MW 5 compartment first, 4 wheels. These two coaches were the only 5 compartment all first short coaches. U18
S20 319a 1884 LA0MW 5 compartment second, 4 wheels.
T62 319b 1884 LA0MW 4 compartment brake second, 4 wheels.
U20 327 1885 LE12CN 4 compartment luggage composite, 6 wheels.

2nd, 1st, Luggage, 1st, 2nd

These coaches were built as Broad Gauge and later converted to Standard Gauge.

Workmen's Third
U21 330
  341
1885 LA12N 4 compartment luggage composite, 6 wheels.

2nd, 1st, Luggage, 1st, 2nd

These coaches were built as Standard Gauge bodies on Broad Gauge chassis' and later converted to Standard Gauge.

Workmen's Third and U23
Lot 349 349 1885 LA4TN 4 compartment brake composite - 6 wheels

Brake, 2nd, 1st, 3rd, 3rd

Built as Standard Gauge bodies on Broad Gauge chassis' and later converted to Standard Gauge. Then slip gear was added - and then removed. Some were downgraded to thirds.

U22, F18 and T30
S8 354 1885 LA4TN Third Saloon - 6 wheels

The first variant of the 'standard' 3rd class short coach.

Composites
S6 356
  371
1886 LA7TN Third Saloon - 6 wheels

Lot 371 built as Standard Gauge bodies on Broad Gauge chassis' and later converted to Standard Gauge.

The second variant of the 'standard' 3rd class short coach.

Composites
T51 363
  368
1886 LA7TN 4 compartment centre brake third - 6 wheels S15, T42, T43,
2 compartment brake third and
T51 duckets removed
U29 370 1886 CAA7TN 4 compartment composite & luggage - 6 wheels

3rd, 1st, luggage, 2ud, 3rd

G27 389 1887 Second Saloon - 6 wheels O14
Lot 390 390 1887 LE7TN 4 compartment brake third - 6 wheels

Built as Standard Gauge bodies on Broad Gauge chassis' and later converted to Standard Gauge T64.

T65
R4 394 1887 LE4MW 4 compartment first, 4 wheels.   Together with the 5 designs of coaches built on lots 395 and 396 these made up the first two trains of standard 'Metro' trains with their distinctive round top doors, 8'6" wide bodies and 3 arc roof. U2
S16 395a
  427a
  480a
  502a
1887 LE4MW 4 compartment second, 4 wheels. Composites
T7 395a
  427b
  480b
  502b
  721
1887 LE4MW 3 compartment brake second, 4 wheels.
S18 396a
  428a
  481a
  503a
  685
  718
  754
1887 LE4MW 5 compartment third, 4 wheels.   Also see second class.
T8 396b
  428b
  481b
  503b
  717
1887 LE4MW 3 compartment brake third, 4 wheels.
Lot 396c 396c 1887 LE4MW 4 compartment brake third, 4 wheels. This was a one off 'Metro' design with a small guards compartment.
G35 397 1887 CEE7W Family Saloon - 6 wheels O27
T52 403
  412
1887 LE7N 4 compartment centre brake third - 6 wheels S14, T44, T45, T46, T53 and exT52
Lot 410 410 1887 LE7N 4 compartment brake compostie - 6 wheels

Built as Standard Gauge bodies on Broad Gauge chassis' with slip gear and later converted to Standard Gauge F17.

Slip gear removed - Composite and T63
S7 415 1887 LE7N 5 compartment third - 6 wheels - cf S9

The third variant of the 'standard' 3rd class short coach.

R5 426
  479
  501
  686
  719
  755
1888 LE4MW 4 compartment first, 4 wheels. Another 'Metro' design, this was the production version of the R4 design built on lot 394. U2
G21 439 1888 LE7N Third Saloon - 4 wheels
U3 506 1889 LE7N 4 compartment composite broad gauge convertible
G17 543 1890 CEA7N First Saloon
T49 582
  700
1891 LE7N 4 compartment brake third - 4 wheels T31 and T50
U4 586
  644
  702
  733
  750
  763
  785
  944
  990
  1012
1891 LE7N 4 compartment composite - 4 wheels Workman's thirds
S9 587
  703
  732
  760
  784
  945
  992
  1014
1891 LE7N 5 compartment third - 4 wheels - cf S7

The fourth and final variant of the 'standard' 3rd class short coach.

Composites
T32 589
  701
1891 LE7N 3 compartment brake third - 4 wheels T33
G19 632 1892 LE7N Third Saloon
G15 633 1892 CEE7N First Saloon
G37 643 1892 CEE7W First Saloon
T17 684
  688
  753
  757
1893 LE4MW 4 compartment brake second/third, 4 wheels.   Another 'Metro' design, only 4 were built in both second and third variants.   Compared to the earlier 3 conmpartment designs (lots 395 & 396) they had an additional compartment yet were only 2' longer.   Therefore the guards compartment was smaller. T15 and T16
S18 687
  699
  720
  756
1887 LE4MW 5 compartment second, 4 wheels.   Externally the same as third class but with 2 less seats
T59 704
  711
  777
  805
  816
  858
  874
  897
  909
1893 LE4MW 5 compartment brake third, 4 wheels.   Externally the same as the second class version.   Internally there was 2 more seats per compartment. T54 and T57
S17 705
  712
  778
  806
  817
  859
  875
  898
1893 LE4MW 4 compartment third, 4 wheels.   Externally the same as the second class version.   Internally there was 2 more seats per compartment. T2 and T3
U6 706
  713
  779
  807
  818
  860
  876
  899
1893 LE4MW 5 compartment composite, 4 wheels. S19
R3 707
  714
  780
  808
  819
  861
  877
  900
1893 LE4MW 4 compartment first, 4 wheels.   This was the final design of 'Metro' all first.   It was 1 foot shorter than the previous designs (R4, lot 394 & R5, lot 426 et al), but still had the same number of compartments and seats. U1
S17 708
  715
  781
  809
  820
  862
  878
  901
1893 LE4MW 4 compartment second, 4 wheels.   Externally the same as the third class version.   Internally the the upholstery was better. T1 and T4
T60 709
  716
  782
  810
  821
  863
  879
  902
1893 LE4MW 5 compartment brake third, 4 wheels.   Externally the same as the third class version.   Internally the the upholstery was better. T55, T56 and T58
S13 726a 1894 LE7N 5 compartment third - 4 wheels
S12 726b 1894 LE7N 5 compartment third - 4 wheels
T22 727 1894 LE7N 3 compartment brake third - 4 wheels T23
U5 728 1894 LE7N 4 compartment composite - 4 wheels
T34 731
  738
  761
  783
1894 LE7N 3 compartment brake third - 4 wheels T35
S11 737 1895 LE7N 5 compartment third - 4 wheels Composites
U25 739
  767
1895 LE7N 4 compartment brake composite - 4 wheels

Brake, 1st, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd

U24
G20 740
  764
  774
  824
  888
1894 LE7N Third Saloon
T47 946
  991
  1013
1900 LE7N 2 compartment brake third - 4 wheels T48
T36 978 1901 LE7N 4 compartment brake third - 4 wheels T37

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