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
U1 25' x 8'6
16'
LE4MW 5 converted from R3 110 to 112, 114, 116
R Spratt collection

Compartments 3rd, 1st, 1st, 3rd
6112, 6113, 6116 to Workmen's Third in 1933(x2) and 1936 respectively 6110 - 1932

6111 - 1935

U2 26' x 8'6
17'
LE4MW 2 converted from R4 in 1897

18 converted from R5 between 1896 and 1899

1 converted from Third in 1889

6, 7

1, 10, 53, 57, 133, 139 to 142, 169, 173, 189, 195, 291, 303, 305, 309, 312, 313

143

6001, 6057, 6141, 6133 to Workmen's Third in 1930 to 1932 6142 - 1930

6303, 6313 - 1931

6140, 6143,
6169, 6173, 6312 - 1932

6007, 6010, 6053 - 1934

6006, 6305, 6309 - 1935

6291 - 1936

6139, 6189, 6195 - 1938

U3

4 compartment composite

Built with 1x 1st and 3x 2nd compartments

4 wheels

26' x 8
17'
LE7N 2 built in 1889 as Broad Gauge Convertibles

Converted to Standard Gauge in 1892

BG 592, 593

SG 599, 600

6600 - 1931

6599 - 1936

U4

4 compartment composite

Built with 2x 1st and 3x 2nd compartments

4 wheels

26'10 x 8
17'
LE7N 10 built in 1891

to 1902

132, 136, 171, 291, 397, 482, 484, 496, 499, 731


R Spratt collection

6132, 6397, 6484, 6496, 6499, 6623 to Workmen's Third 6136 - 1931

6171 - 1935

6482 - 1938

U5

4 compartment composite

4 wheels

27'6 x 8
17'
LE7N 2 built in 1894 621, 622 6622 - 1932

6621 - 1938

U6

5 compartment composite

Built with 2x 1st and 3x 3rd compartments

4 wheels

28' x 8'6"
19'
LE4MW 6 built in 1893

1 built in 1894

4 built in 1896 in 2 batches

5 built in 1897 in 2 batches

4 built in 1898 in 2 batches

1811 to 1816

1817

1878, 1879

1882, 1883

1884, 1885

1886 to 1888

1889, 1890

1891, 1892


R Holmes R0158

7885 was first converted to a camping coach 9998 and
then used in departmental use

1812 to S19 in 1902

7879, 7882, 7883, 7886, 7887, 7889 to Workmen's Thirds in 1933 to 1938

7885 to Camping Coach 9998 in 1931

7891 - 1931

7884, 7888, 7892 - 1932

7816 - 1933

7890 - 1934

7811, 7814 - 1936

7813, 7817 - 1937

U7 & U8

4 compartment composite

4 wheels

28' x 8'
16'
LA9N 2 converted from R1 between 1889 & 1897

1 converted briefly in 1902 then back to R1

50, 57

201 (briefly)

U7 compartments 1st, 1st, 3rd, 3rd
U8 compartments 3rd, 1st, 1st, 3rd
201 to R1 in 1902 (only a composite for 10 months) 6050 - 1925
U9

4 compartment composite

6 wheels

28' x 8'
9'2 - 9'2
built on old underframes, some 18'5 or 18'6
LA9N 50 built in 187658, 120 to 127, 248, 250 to 289 6121 to Workmen's Third in 1926

6126, 6275 & 6281 went to the R&SB in 1917 and were renumbered 4190, 4192 & 4195 (3rd) when they returned in 1924

6271 - 1911 (Swindon paint shop fire)
U10

4 compartment composite

6 wheels

28' x 8'
9'6 - 9'6
CAA9N 30 built in 1877198, 216, 220, 225, 234, 240, 295, 310, 316, 416, 446, 522 to 536, 701 to 704


GWR at Reading loco

6198 to Third in 1925

6216 & 6310 to Engineers Coach 14972 & 14974 in 1920

6295, 6416 & 6525 went to the R&SB in 1920 and were renumbered 4171, 4175 & 4199(3rd) when they returned in 1924

6526 went to the R&SB in 1913 and was allocated 6471 when it returned in 1925 and converted to (3rd)

6536 - 1915

6220, 6529 - 1929

6533 - 1930

U11

4 compartment luggage composite

28'6 x 8'

18'

LA9N
U12

4 compartment luggage composite

20 built in 1878 537 to 556 U11

U13

U13

4 compartment luggage composite

U14 29' x 8'
9'6 x 9'6
LA9N 8 converted from R2 between 1897 & 1907 52, 60, 199, 208, 209, 217, 625, 626
U15

4 compartment luggage composite

droplights in luggage compartment doors

31' x 8'
9'6 - 9'6
LA9N converted from U16
U16

4 compartment luggage composite

no droplights in luggage compartment doors

25 built in 1872

50 built in 1873

50 built in 1874

50 built in 1874

666 to 690

28 to 33, 64, 65, 68, 70 to 72, 145 to 159, 557 to 579

11 to 27, 37 to 44, 160, 161, 163 to 168, 176 to 188, 191 to 194

2, 34, 35, 45 to 48, 54, 55, 61, 66, 67, 69, 73 to 109


GWR
U16 as built with vacuum brakes, oil lighting and screw couplings with safety chains.

to T24

6666, 6668, 6681 to Third in 1915/7

6690 converted to Engineers Van 14931 in 1914

U17

4 compartment composite

6 wheels

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA9N X converted from F19
U18

4 compartment composite with luggage compartment

4 wheels

31' x 8'6
19'
LA0MW 2 converted from Firsts in 1893 and 1899 144, 175

144 history:

initially
3x 1st class compartments & 2x 2nd class compartments

later
3x 1st class compartments & 2x 3rd class compartments

finally
2x 1st class compartments & 2x 3rd class compartments
and a luggage compartment (the compartment door was changed to a pair of doors)

None 6175 - 1930

6144 - 1932

U19

5 compartment composite

31' x 8'

9'6 - 9'6

LA12N 20 built in 1884 786 to 805
R Spratt collection
at Callenders cables, Cardiff 1962

6787, 6799 & 6803 to Camping Coach 9986, 9990 & 9991 in 1931

6794 & 6796 to Camping Coaches 9988 & 9989 in 1934

6788, 6789, 6790, 6791, 6792, 6795, 6797, 6800, 6801, 6802 and 6805 to U26

6786, 6793, 6798 - 1931
U20

4 compartment luggage composite

31' x 8'

19'

LA12B

then

LE12CN

10 built in 1885 as Broad Gauge coaches Broad Gauge Nos. - 496 to 505

Converted to Standard Gauge 1891/2 - 883 to 892


HC Casserley 96341
9993 in departmental use after its life as a Camping Coach ended.

6883 to Reading Engineers Coach 14930 in 1931

6887 to Workman's Third in 1931

6889 to Camping Coach 9993 in 1934

6886 - 1930

6884, 6885, 6890 - 1931

6888 - 1932

U21

4 compartment luggage composite

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA12N 20 built in 1885 as Standard Gauge bodies on Broad Gauge frames

20 built in 1885 as Standard Gauge bodies on Broad Gauge frames

Broad Gauge Nos. - 506 to 525

Converted to Standard Gauge 1891/2 - xxxx

Broad Gauge Nos. - 526 to 545

Converted to Standard Gauge 1891/2 - xxxx


L&GRP 6367
BG 544, SG (6)931 as a Camping Coach 9997.

6901 to Workman's Third in 1931

6907, 6914, 6923 and 6931 to Camping Coach 9994, 9995, 9996 and 9997 in 1931

Converted to 4 wheels U23

6910 - 1933
U22

4 compartment brake composite

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

LA4TN 10 built in 1886 as Standard Gauge bodies on Broad Gauge frames Broad Gauge Nos. - 546 to 555

Converted to Standard Gauge 1889 to 1892 - 933 to 942

933 to 942 To Slip Coach F18
1 converted from F18 in 1912 6940 6940 - 1931
U23

4 compartment luggage composite

31' x 8'

19'

LA12N Converted from U21
U24

4 compartment brake composite without guard's ducket

31' x 8'
19'
LE7N 10 built in 1895

5 built in 1896

6488, 6490
R Spratt collection
6488 - 1928

6490 - 1935

U25

4 compartment brake composite with guard's ducket

1838 - 1847

485 - 490


R Spratt collection

Guards's duckets removed: U24

6489, 7846, 7847 to Third

7839 - 1932

7845 - 1933

7842 - 1934

7838, 7840, 7843, 7844 - 1935

6485, 6486 - 1935

U26

4 compartment brake composite

31' x 8'

19'

LA12N 11 converted from U19 6788, 6789, 6790, 6791, 6792, 6795, 6797, 6800, 6801, 6802, 6805 6788, 6790, 6795, 6797 6800, 6801, 6802 and 6805 to Brake Third in 1930

6789 to Wolverhampton Tool Van 80960 in 1931

6791 to Camping Coach 9987 in 1934

6792 - 1932
U27

4 compartment luggage composite

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

CAA12N 20 built in 1884 4, 5, 36, 56, 196, 203, 219, 222, 223, 226, 227, 229, 238, 241, 244, 245, 712, 719, 733, 734
Real Photos V11807
6244 became Camping Coach 9984 which then went into departmental use

6196, 6218, 6223, 6244, 6245 to Camping Coach 9981, 9982, 9983, 9984, 9985 in 1934

712 renumbered to 202 in 1895

733 renumbered to 218 in 1897

6056, 6202, 6241 - 1930

6004, 6006, 6036, 6226, 6227, 6229, 6238 - 1931

U28

4 compartment luggage composite

31' x 8'

9'6 x 9'6

CAA12N 10 built in 1884 as Standard Gauge bodies on Broad Gauge frames Broad Gauge Nos. - 484 to 493

Converted to Standard Gauge 1891/2 - 873 to 882


F&J Blakey

Most coaches had Westinghouse brakes fitted, some from 1899, others 1904. Most were removed in 1916 or 1917

6874 to Camping Coach 9992 in 1934

6878 to Workman's Third in 1930

6876 - 1930

6875, 6879 - 1931

6873 - 1932

U29

4 compartment luggage composite

31' x 8'

11' x 11'

CAA7TN 12 built in 1886 816 to 827
R Spratt collection

6818, 6820, 6822, 6823, 6827 to Camping Coach 9962, 9963, 9964, 9965, 9977 in 1934/5 6821, 6825, 6826 - 1931

6816, 6817, 6824 - 1932

6819 - 1933

ex F17

4 compartment brake composite
6 wheels

34' x 8'

11' x 11'

LE7N converted in 1902 to 1910 from F17 To T63
ex S1

4 compartment composite

25' x 8'

18'

LA9N 2 converted in 1910 6138, 6228 None
ex S6

5 compartment composite

28' x 8'
9'6 - 9'6
LA7TN 5 converted from S6 in 1897 517 to 521 Converted to S6 no.811, 813, 816, 817, 1426 in 1909/1911
ex S8

5 compartment composite

28' x 8'
9'6 - 9'6
LA4TN 1 converted from S8 in 1897 516


PJ Garland RS12/2

Converted to S8 no.810 in 1911 None
ex S9

5 compartment composite

4 wheels

28' x 8'
19'
LE7N 5 converted from S9 5076 in 1909 (retained old number)

6062 ex 5046 in 1910

6117 ex 5053 in 1910 (1x 2nd & 4x 3rd)

6197 ex 2701 in 1907

6221 ex 5077 in 1910


HMRS

An S9 in use by the Loco, Carriage & Wagon Dept,
Yeovil.  It has had a pair of windows added into the end.

S9
ex S11

5 compartment composite

30' x 8'
LE7N 3 converted from S11 in 1910/12 6205, 6135, 6137
HMRS
S11 no. 15 after conversion from composite no.6137

All to S11 in 1910/12. None
ex S16

4 compartment composite


4 wheels

24' x 8'6"
15'
LE4MW 2 converted briefly from S16 in 1910 6197 & 6224

2x 2nd class compartments & 2x 3rd class compartments

S16 None
ex T52

4 compartment centre brake composite with guard's ducket

31' x 8'
10' - 10'
LE7N 1 converted in 1902 from T52 205 Converted to T53 in 1910
Lots H & L

3 compartment composite

21' x 7'6
12'
Saltney 12 built in 1868

12 built in 1868

62, 144, 162, 169, 170, 173, 174, 190, 195, 230, 247, 327

328 to 339

2nd, 1st, Luggage, 3rd
lot 6

4 compartment composite

24'11 x 7'6
8' - 8'
2 built in 1870 510, 511
lot 10

4 compartment luggage composite

28' x 7'6
9'6 - 9'6
30 built in 1870 421 to 450
GWR
lot 29

4 compartment composite

27' x 7'6
9' - 9'
20 built in 1870 512 to 521, 601 to 610
lots 45 and 57

4 compartment composite

31' x 8'
9'6 - 9'6
8 built in 1871 627 to 634 6627 to R&SB 10 in 1914, sold to Cardiff Corporation in 1920

6644 to R&SB 75 in 1914, allocated 4191 when returned in 1923

6646 to Third in 1915

6648 converted to Engineers Van 14930 in 1914

4191 - 1923

Note: After 1907 composite coaches had 6000 added to their number.

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