Great Western Railway Dean Era Coaches

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Diagram Dimensions
Length x Width
Wheelbase
Lewis Class.
Numbers
Conversions
K1 and K32

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'

Built with 7' rigid 'bogies', later converted to 6'4 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LA9B then LE9CN 6 built in 1882 Broad Gauge 137 to 142

Standard Gauge 881 to 886

Guards duckets removed became K32
 
K2 and K28

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

30'6 wheelbase

LA9N 6 built in 1883

6 built in 1884

10 built in 1884

Broad Gauge 146 to 151
Standard Gauge 146 to 151

 

633 to 638

 

Broad Gauge 156 to 165
Standard Gauge 893 to 902


© Robert Brookman


© Robert Brookman

Guards duckets removed became K28
LA12N 6 built in 1886 Broad Gauge 172, 173, 177 to 180
Standard Gauge 903, 904, 908 to 911
LE12N 4 built in 1886 Broad Gauge 174 to 176, 181
Standard Gauge 905 to 907, 912
 
K3

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase ?

LA9N 1 rebuilt from K2 in 1902 897
K4

Passenger Brake Van

 

K30

Passenger Brake Van (Lookouts removed)

40' x 8'

6'6 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7N 20 built in 1887

10 built in 1889

35 built in 1889

5 built in 1890

50 built in 1890

4 built in 1893

671 to 690

Broad Gauge 188 to 197
Standard Gauge 913 to 922

747 to 781

Broad Gauge 206 to 210
Standard Gauge 923 to 927

1001 to 1050

1058 to 1061


© Robert Brookman


© Robert Brookman

749 converted to Stores Van, K33, by fitting a lavatory and removing the lookouts.

754, 757, 924 & 1020 to Hotels Dept Vans.

777 converted to Stores Van, Q16, number 58126.

916 converted to Parcels Van, L5, by removing the internal partitions and lookouts.

1014 converted to Stores Van, Q17, number 58127.

1019 converted to Newspaper Van, M5, from 1907 & to 1909

1023 converted to Newspaper Van, M6, from 1907 & to 1909

1047 converted to Newspaper Van, M4, in 1898 and renumbered 867. Both double doors and the guards door & lookout were replaced with internal sliding doors.

1068 converted to Lamp Van and later to Stores Van, Q18, number 58128.

K5

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'6

6'4 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7W 1 built in 1892 1051 K5 design is similar to K4 except that the middle guards door did not have a lookout next to it and one end had an offset gangway. Later both ends received normal central gangways.
 
K6

Passenger Brake Van

Guard's duckets removed

48' x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

38' wheelbase

LE7N Converted from K7
K7

Passenger Brake Van

6 built in 1892 1052 to 1057
© David Geen

Built without gangways as in the photo. By the time the diagrams were set up they had all had gangways fitted.

Guard's duckets removed: K6

Fitted with shelves for parcels, Guard's duckets and gangways removed: K8

K8

Parcels Brake Van

Guard's duckets removed

Converted from K7
 
K9

Passenger Brake Van

Ocean Mails

48' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

40' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1896 1062 & 1063
© GWR TPO 1905 train

from left to right the K9 above is:
central passenger gangway,
1 big luggage compartment for passenger luggage with 3 sets of double doors,
1 guard's compartment with ducket and single door,
1 small 'luggage' compartment for mail,
side mail gangway

K10

Passenger Brake Van

Ocean Mails

48' x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

40' wheelbase

CEE7W 2 built in 1896 1064 & 1065  

from left to right the K10 is:
side mail gangway,
lavatory & kitchenette,
1 big luggage compartment with 3 sets of double doors,
1 guard's compartment with ducket and single door,
central passenger gangway

K11

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N 3 built in 1896 1066 to 1068 K11 design is the same as K4 except for different bogies.
K12 and K13

Royal Train Passenger Brake Van

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

Royal Clerestory 2 built in 1897 1069 & 1070
© Jim Russell


© GWR


© GWR

K12 and K13 are mirror image of each other.

Originally fitted with gangways at the train end only, these were later removed.

1069 to Stores Van Q19

K14

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N 20 built in 1897

20 built in 1898 in 2 batches

1071 to 1090

639/40, 928 to 935

631/2, 936/7 to 943


© Pete Speller - 933 @ Didcot in 2011
1082 Guards's duckets removed: K25

936 to Tool Van 102

K15

Passenger Brake Van with gangways

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N 10 built in 1898

10 built in 1902 in 2 batches

4 built in 1903

5 built in 1904

1091 to 1100

1111 to 1114

1115 to 1120

1121 to 1124

221 to 225

226 to 229


© Robert Brookman


© GWR - 1097 in 1900

228, 242 Guards's duckets removed: K29

Converted to Sleet-Cutter Van: K31

1113 converted to Diesel Generator Van: Q14

40' x 8'

8' Volute bogies

31'6 wheelbase

10 built in 1904 231 to 236
40' x 8'

8'6 American bogies

32' wheelbase

10 built in 1906 237 to 246  

© Jim Russell - by the time this photo was take (mid 1950s) the gangways and duckets have been removed
K16

Passenger Brake Van

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N 10 built in 1899

10 built in 1902

10 built in 1903

1101 to 1110

201 to 210

211 to 220

K16 design is the same as K14 except the ends have pseudo gangways. Guards's duckets removed: K26

216 to Tool Van 86

K17

Postal Brake Van

54' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

46' wheelbase

CEE7W 4 built in 1903 1125 to 1128
© Jim Russell


© Robert Brookman

K25

Passenger Brake Van

Guard's duckets removed

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N Converted from K14 1082 later renumbered Pilot Van 136 - Wagon Series of numbers
© Jim Russell
K26

Passenger Brake Van

Guard's duckets removed

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N Converted from K16
K29

Passenger Brake Van

Guard's duckets removed

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N Converted from K15 228 later renumbered Pilot Van 51 - Wagon Series of numbers

242 later renumbered Mess & Tool Van 85 - Wagon Series of numbers

246

51 cond. 1951
K31

Sleet-Cutter Van

Guard's duckets removed

40' x 8'

8'6 American bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N Converted from K15 in 1920 231
© GWR
L7

Parcels Van

40' x 8'

6'6 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7N 6 built in 1889

2 built in 1889

782 to 787

Broad Gauge 204 and 205
Standard Gauge 788 and 789

L7 sides design is the same as M2. Ends were plain, later they had a side gangway fitted at one end (782/5/6 both ends)
L12

Parcels Van

48'6 x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

38' wheelbase

CEE7N
clerestory has entirely glass panels
1 built in 1894 2083
© GWR
M2

Foreign Mails Van

Reclassified as Newspaper & Parcels van

40' x 8'

6'6 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7N 2 built in 1888 Broad Gauge 186 and 187

Standard Gauge 854 and 855


Side postal gangways at both ends
M7

Newspaper Sorting Van

46'6 x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

38'6 wheelbase

LE7N 2 built in 1900

4 built in 1902

868 & 869

870 to 873


© GWR
M27

Parcels Van with 2 large compartments

40' x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

CAE7N 1 converted in 1940 from C4 1815
M28

Parcels Van

46' x 8'

6'4 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

CAE7N 1 converted ca.1940 from C3a 1767
© GWR - 3067
46'6 x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

38'6 wheelbase

CEE7N 5 converted ca.1940 from C10 2925, 2931, 3005, 3067 & 3131
46'6 x 8'6

8'6 Dean bogies

38'6 wheelbase

CEE7W 1 converted in 1940 from C22 1305
Q9

Inspection Saloon
Oswestry

4 wheels

31' x 8'

19'

LE7N Converted from G20 in 1936 80943 later renumbered 14640 - both numbers in the Wagon Series of numbers
9339, sister to 9340 that was converted Inspection Saloon
Fitted with electric lights
Cond. by May 1948
Q10

Inspection Coach

4 wheels

31' x 8'

18

LE7N Converted from 80975 between 1939 and 1949. 14642
©R Spratt collection, 9315 before conversion
Condemned by 20/8/1949
Q14

Diesel Generator Van

40' x 8'

8'6 Dean bogies

32' wheelbase

LE7N Converted from K15 2 - in the Wagon series of numbers
© JN Slinn @ Newcastle


© Dave Harvey - Parcels Train @ Oxford in 1964

Q16

Stores Van

40' x 8'6

6'4 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7W Converted from K4 777 later renumbered 58126 - in the Wagon series of numbers
© Jim Russell
Q18

Lamp Van

then

Stores Van

40' x 8'6

6'4 Dean bogies

29'6 wheelbase

LE7W Converted from K4 1068 later renumbered 58128 - in the Wagon series of numbers
© Jim Russell
Q19

Stores Van

56' x 8'6

10' Dean bogies

48' wheelbase

Royal Clerestory Converted from K12 1069 later renumbered 58129 - in the Wagon series of numbers
© Jim Russell


© Jim Russell

Stores Van No.2 - West of England
1946/7 route - Monday: Swindon, Didcot, Reading, Slough, Paddington (Old Oak Common overnight).
Tuesday: Paddington, Plymouth, Penzance, Truro.
Wednesday: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton.
Thursday: Taunton, Weston-super-Mare, Yatton, Bristol, Westbury, Weymouth.
Friday: Weymouth, Westbury, Chippenham, Swindon.
Saturday: Loading at Swindon.

1954 route - Monday: Loading at Swindon.
Tuesday: Depart Swindon, Taunton, Barnstaple Junction, Exeter St Davids, Newton Abbot.
Wednesday: Newton Abbot, Plymouth North Road, Penzance.
Thursday: Penzance, Bodmin Road, Wadebridge, Okehampton, Exeter St Davids, Taunton.
Friday: Taunton, Bristol TM, Bath Spa, Arrive Swindon.

Condemned January 1955

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