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. No. Built 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


JN Slinn collection
Converted to autotrailers in 1913
D15 and D66

4 compartment brake third

38'6 x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

28'6 wheelbase

LE7N 20 built in 1894

10 built in 1895

2863 to 2882

2058 to 2067


© JP Richards, D66 - 2385

Guards lookouts removed became D66. Only 2061, 2063, 2065, 2867, 2870, 2875, 2077, 2878 & 2882 appear to have retained their lookouts.
D16

6 compartment brake third

48'6 x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

38' wheelbase

LE7N 6 built in 1895 2068 to 2073
JN Slinn collection
D17

7 compartment brake third

52' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

44' wheelbase

LE7N 6 built in 1895 2074 to 2079
JN Slinn collection
D22

4 compartment brake third

51' x 8'

10' Dean bogies

43' wheelbase

LE7W 3 built in 1897 1962 to 1964
JN Slinn collection
Built with D23 and E56 and used on the Pembroke & Tenby line : D22, E56, D23
D23

5 compartment brake third

51' x 8'

10' Dean bogies

43' wheelbase

LE7W 3 built in 1897 1965 to 1967
JN Slinn collection
Built with D22 and E56 and used on the Pembroke & Tenby line : D22, E56, D23
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


© HMRS

Built with E58 and used in the Tondu & Bridgend area

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

E8

6 compartment centre brake tri composite

45' x 8'

Built with 7' Rigid 'bogies' later probably converted to with 6'4 Dean bogies

30'6 wheelbase (as built)

LA9N 4 built in 1880 (6)202, (6)218, (6)224, (6)242
JN Slinn collection
E19 and E20

6 compartment brake tri composite

46'6 x 8'

6'6 Dean bogies

36' wheelbase

LE7N 6 built in 1888

6 built in 1889 as Standard Gauge bodies on Broad Gauge frames

(6)115, (6)413, (6)597, (6)598, (6)705, (6)707

Broad Gauge 557 to 552

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


JN Slinn collection
E20 had 8'6 Dean bogies and 38' wheelbase, number (6)706

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

E40

6 compartment brake tri composite

50' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

42' wheelbase

LE7N 6 built in 1895 (7)1248 to (7)1253
JN Slinn collection
E49

6 compartment brake tri composite

54' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

46' wheelbase

LE7N 2 built in 1896 (6)712 & (6)713
JN Slinn collection
Paired with E50
E50

6 compartment brake tri composite

50' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

42' wheelbase

LE7N 2 built in 1896 (6)717 & (6)718
JN Slinn collection
Paired with E49
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
JN Slinn collection

One was built with oil lighting

Built for branch line use

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
JN Slinn collection
Built with D22 and D23 and used on the Pembroke & Tenby line : D22, E56, D23

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


JN Slinn collection


J Lewis, 7170

Built with D27 and used in the Tondu & Bridgend area

1171 and 1172 had an extra second compartment:
  3rd, 2nd, 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
JN Slinn collection
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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