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
R1

4 compartment first

4 wheels

28' x 8'
16'
LA9N 8 built in 1875

1 converted from U7 in 1902

1 to 8

4

8002, 8003, 8004, 8007 & 8008 to Workmen's Third all in 1926, except 8004 - 1922, 8008 - 1925

4, 5, 6 to U7 and U8 in 1902, 1889, 1897

8001 - 1929
R2

4 compartment first

6 wheels

29' x 8'
9'6 x 9'6
LA9N 70 built in 1871

10 built in 1873

30 built in 1874

13 to 24, 26, 27, 34 to 42, 44 to 49, 54, 56 to 61, 64, 66, 67, 69, 497 to 500, 522 to 556, 611 to 626, 650 to 664
522 as built - photo courtesy of John Lewis


S10, Brake Third and U14 8024 - 1925
8056 - 1929
8061 - 1929
8544 - 1920
R3

4 compartment first

4 wheels

25' x 8'6
16'
LE4MW 6 built in 1893

1 built in 1894

4 built in 1896 in 2 batches

5 built in 1897 in 2 batches

2 built in 1898

2 built in 1899

118 to 123

117

9, 10

50, 51

52, 53

133, 138, 139

140, 141

142, 143


R Spratt collection

8051, 8053, 8142 to Workmen's Third in 1932, 1933, 1932 respectively

118, 120, 122, 133, 140 to U1 all in 1907

8117 - 1931

8010, 8119, 8123, 8138, 8139, 8143 - 1932

8121 - 1933

8050, 8052 - 1934

8009, 8141 - 1938

R4

4 compartment first

4 wheels

26' x 8'6
17'
LE4MW 4 built 1887 170, 171, 173, 174 173 and 174 to composites U2 in 1897. 8170 - 1932
8171 - 1933
R5

4 compartment first

4 wheels

26' x 8'6
17'
cf R4 minor differences in
compartment spacings
LE4MW 12 built in 1888

4 in 1889

4 in 1889

3 built in 1893

2 built in 1894

3 built in 1895

12, 25, 62, 63, 65, 68, 70-72, 129, 132, 137

124, 134, 259, 285

128, 270, 271, 278

28 - 30

115, 116

31 - 33


R Spratt collection

136 (ex 285) to third Third in 1898

12, 25, 33, 62, 63, 65, 68, 70, 72, 115, 116, 127 (ex 278), 128, 129, 132, 134, 135 (ex 259), 137, 271 to composites U2 in 1896 - 1899, except 33 in 1907

8124, 8028 to 8030 to Workmen's Third in 1931 & 1933

8071 - 1932

8131 (ex 270) - 1933

8031, 8032 - 1936

lot 28
no diagram number

4 compartment first

6 wheels

29' x 7'6
9'6 x 9'6
LA9S? 40 built in 1870 451 to 490
lot 318
no diagram number

5 compartment first

6 wheels

31' x 8'6
19'
LA0MW 2 built in 1884 126, 131 Both to composites U18 in 1899 & 1893 respectively. None

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

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