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.
Numbers
Conversions
C1

8 compartment third

45' x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

34'6 wheelbase

LA9N 2 built in 1879 370 & 371

Renumbered 2293 & 2294 in 1894

Converted to autotrailers in 1913
D16

6 compartment brake third

48'6 x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

38' wheelbase

LE7N 6 built in 1895 2068 to 2073 See JH Russell, GW Coaches, Part 1, p.69
(Wrongly labelled D3)
D27

5 compartment brake third

51' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

43' wheelbase

LE7N 10 built in 1898 3331 to 3340
J Lewis, 3332


MW Earley, 3335

3331, 3332, 3335 to 3340 converted to driving autotrailers in 1913, diagrams A2 ad A3
E19 and E20

6 compartment brake composite

46'6 x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

36' wheelbase

LE7N 6 built in 1887

6 built in 1888 as Standard Gauge bodies on Broad Gauge frames

(6)115, (6)413, (6)597/8, (6)705/7

Broad Gauge 557 to 562

Converted to Standard Gauge (7)1024 to (7)1029

See JH Russell, GW Coaches, Part 1, p.70

Compartments:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, combined luggage and guard

7026 & 7028 converted to driving autotrailers in 1914, diagram A1
E51

8 compartment brake composite with guard's ducket

 

E120

7 compartment brake composite without guard's ducket

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

LE7W 6 built in 1896 (7)1214 to (7)1219

Compartments:
guard & luggage, 4x 3rd, 2x2nd, 2x 1st

7216 to E120 - 1922

7216 converted to intermediate autotrailer in 1931, further converted by expanding the guards/luggage area by including the adjacent compartment in 1935

E56

8 compartment composite

 

C42

8 compartment third

51' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

43' wheelbase

LE7W 3 built in 1897 (6)735 to (6)737 See JH Russell, GW Coaches, Part 1, p.140 6734 converted to intermediate autotrailer in 1913 and became third 3273 (C42) in 1923
E58

8 compartment composite

 

C40

8 compartment third

50' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

42' wheelbase

LE7N 4 built in 1898 (7)1169 to (7)1172
HC Casserley, 3387


J Lewis, 7170

Compartments:
3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 1st, 3rd, 3rd

Converted to intermediate autotrailer in 1913 and became thirds 1169 to 1172 (C40) in 1922
E59

8 compartment composite

 

C41

8 compartment third

51' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

LE7N 1 built in 1898 (7)1173 Compartments:
3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd
Converted to intermediate autotrailer in about 1913 and became third 3390 (C41) in 1922

Note: After 1907 first class coaches had 8000 added to their number.

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