BRITISH RAILWAYS 1920 - 1970

 

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G.W.R. COACH NUMBERING (revised Jan 2013)

The G.W.R. originally numbered its coaches in separate series. In 1907 the passenger stock were renumbered as follows:

Third class: as before

Second class (abolished 1910): with the addition of 5000.

First class: with the addition of 8000.

Saloons were renumbered in four series: 9000+, 9100+, etc.

Sleepers were renumbered in the 9000 series.

Diners were renumbered in the 9500 series.

Saloon auto-trailers and passenger brake vans were each numbered in separate series, the latter with parcels and other special vans.

A number of third class ‘Toplight’ coaches were sold to the Government in 1917-8 to be converted into ambulance cars. Most of these were repurchased and renovated to their original state from 1920, some without toplights. In 1922 numbers were allotted to the stock to be absorbed from other companies in the Grouping. These two groups of stock are shown in the second column below.

The saloon auto-trailers were numbered 1-256 of which 99-140, 146-158, 181-6 and 197-219 were converted G.W.R. steam rail motors. Number 141 was a Cambrian Railways trailer and numbers 142-5 were Cardiff Railway stock. Numbers 220-244 were B.R.-built while 245-256 were converted by B.R. from brake third stock. A few G,W.R. non-saloon auto-trailers were numbered in the main coach list.

SUMMARY OF G.W.R. PASSENGER STOCK 1890-1954 

Stock in italics were 4- (or 6)-wheeled.

K indicates all corridor stock; k indicates some corridor stock within the given numerical range.

Scattered numbers are indicated by - -

This is a composite list and does not show renumbering except in the case of the corridor articulated (artic) stock shown at the end*.

Generally the first column shows the last numbers carried. Note that it does not show a large number of pre-existing stock.

The second column shows the numbers allotted but not necessarily carried.

The third column does not show minor renumbering or conversions.

It will be noted that the 6000 series (composite coaches) lacks any systematic ordering of coach types.

For detailed information, please consult the works of M Harris (G.W.R.) and E R Mountford (absorbed stock).

 

 

bgc: broad gauge convertible

cler: clerestory type

cc: Concertina type

dd: Dreadnought type

mlc: Main Line & City stock

t: Toplight type

 

  

F: first class T: third class

C: composite, having two classes

(F and T unless otherwise stated)

Tri-compo(site): with three classes

Nondescript: not classified

O: open

Descriptions are 'as built'.

 

Absorbed stock at the grouping are shown by company.

 

 

 

 

 

Rebuilt ex-ambulance vehicles (1920-4/6):

rn: rebuilt not Toplight 1922-4

rt: rebuilt Toplight 1922-4

 

i: 1923-9 stock

ii: 1929-32 stock

iii: 1933-5 stock

iv: 1936-7 stock

v: 1938-41 standard stock

vi: Hawksworth stock,1945-54

be i: 57/58’ body, bow-ended, 1923-9

(be ii stock were 61')

ce: Centenary stock, 1935

cr: Cornish Riviera stock, 1929-30

ds: double slip coach

fe: 57’ body, flat-ended, 1933-5

ss: single slip coach

sw: South Wales stock, 1922-5

tb: tapered bodyside, 1930-3

(not all are shown)

 

 

 

 

 

GWR built 1890-1922

Absorbed stock

Later GWR stock

Third/Brake third/former second

 

220 K cler 1891

255 K cler 1890

301- -997 of 1890-1902

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1001- -1028 cler 1904

1029- -1052 of 1905

1053-1065 cler 1896/7

1070-7 t 1913

1156- -1270 cler 1900-3

1302- -1322 cler 1903

1331- -1383 cler 1901/4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1839-1960 cler 1891-1901

1962-7 of 1897

1968- -1973 cler 1898/1901

2043-7 of 1894

2048-2057 cler 1897/8

2058-2067 of 1896

2059/60/4 K cler 1900

2068-2079 of 1895

2082-6 K cler 1900

2171-2210 cler bgc 1890/1

2211-2292 cler 1892/3

2295-2300 K dd 1905

2301-2341 k cler 1897/1900-4

2342-2365 K t 1910/1

2366 K of 1910

2367-2381 K t 1911/2

2388-2395 t 1911

2396-9 cler 1894/1900

2400 BTK cler experimental 1902

2401- -2421 K cc 1906

2422- -2600 K t 1910-4

2601-2670 of 1893-5

2673-2700 of 1895-8

2701-2754 of 1893-5

2757-2800 of 1895-8

2801-2822 k cler 1892-1900

2823-2842 K cler 1893/1900/1

2843-2982 cler 1894-1900

2983-2992 K cler 1896

2993-3272 k cler 1896-1904

3277-3300 K dd 1905

3301-3400 k cler 1897-9/1903

3401-4 of 1896

3401-3466 k cler 1900-3

3467-3478 K dd 1905

3479-3502 K cc 1906/7

3503-3545 K t 1908/9

3546-3550 K cler 1903

3551-3598 K t 1912-4

3601/2 of 1896

3601-3628 K cc 1906/7

3629-3688 K t 1908/9

3689-3734 K cler 1890-1903

3735-3746 t 1913

3747-3758 mlc 1920/1

3759-3804 K t 1914-21

3811-3826 t 1922

3879-3900 K t 1920

3901-3912 mlc 1920/1

3913-3947 K t 1915

3948 TK experimental all-steel 1921

3949-3981 K t 1919

3988/90-4000 K t 1921

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

5041-5123 second of 1893-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Composite/Brake composite

 

6003- -6059 C-second of 1900

 

 

 

6128- -6190 C-second

of 1891/1900/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

6230- -6299 C-second of 1891/1902

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6300- -6318 C-second of 1902

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6397 C-second 4-w 1891

 

 

 

 

6479 Inspection saloon 1910

6482- -6499 C-second of 1891

6485-6490 Tri-compo of 1896

6500-6511 t 1913

6596-8 t 1911

 

 

6601-6610 Tri-compo cler 1903

6604 t 1911

6611-6622 of 1894

6662-6665 t 1911

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6712/3/5-8 Tri-compo 1895/6

6731 C-second of 1891

6733-5 Tri-compo 1897

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6863-6870 1913

 

 

 

 

 

6938- -6964 K t 1913/4

 

 

 

7050-7058 bgc cler 1890

7059-7064 cler 1891

7065-70 ds  Tricompo cler 1891

7075-7078 ds cler 1894

7079-84 ds  Tricompo cler 1897

7085-8 ds-K Tricomp cler 1897

7089-92 ss  Tricompo cler 1898

7093-7100 ds Tricompo cler 1901/3

7101/2 ss-CK t 1908

7103-9 ds-C t 1909

7110-7124 Tri-compo cler 1902/4

7125-7168 Tri-compo cler 1898/9/1902

7169-7173 Tri-compo 1898

7174-7213 Tri-compo cler 1897/8

7214-9 Tri-compo 1896

7220-7 Tri-compo K cler 1896

7228-7247 cler 1895/6

7248-7253 Tri-compo 1895

7254-7288 Tri-compo cler 1892/4

7289/90 cler 1892

7341-7360 Tri-compo cler 1891

7361-7404 C-second cler 1891/2

7405/6 CK-second cler 1896

7407-7416 K cler 1897

7417-7420 C-second cler 1898

7421-7461 CK-second cler 1899-1902

7462-7471 K cler 1902

7472-7509 CK-second cler 1902-4

7512-7 CK-second cc 1906

7518-7532 K t 1907

7533-7547 Tri-compo K t 1907

7548-7553 CK-second t 1908

7554-7573 K t 1912

7581-3 K t 1912

7584-9 K cler 1896

7590/1 CK-second cler 1896

7592-4 cler 1895

7597/8 K cler 1893

7628-7633 Tri-compo cler 1903

7634-8 Tricompo K cler 1904

7639-7644 K dd 1905

7645-7654 Tri-compo K 1905

7655-74 Tricompo K cc 1906/7

7675-7684 K cc 1906

7685-99 ds Tricompo cc 1906

7700-7764 K t 1908-12

7766-7797 K t 1914/21/2

7801-7837 of 1893/4/5

7838-7847 Tri-compo of 1895

7848-7857 C-second of 1895

7858-7879 of 1895/6

7880/1 C-second of 1896

7882-7892 of 1896-8

7901-7912 mlc 1920/1

7913-7920 t 1922

7921-8 t 1922

7990-8000 ds-C t 1909/16

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First/First brake

 

8009/10 of 1896

8028-8033 of 1893/5

8050-8053 of 1896/7

 

 

8072-89 t 1922

8115--8143 of 1893/4/8

8178-8196 K 1910

8197-8216 t 1908

8254 K cler 1890

8255-8262 K cler 1893/6

8263-8282 cler 1897

8263 t 1912

8283 K (Royal train) cler 1897

8284-8293 cler 1900

8294 K cler 1900

8299 K cler 1901

8303 Kitchen-BF 1911

8304-8322 k cler 1902/3

8323-8337 K t 1914

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Saloon/sleeper/diner etc

 

9002/3 Royal Saloon-F cler 1897

9004 Saloon-F cler 1890

9021-4 Invalid saloon–K cler 1904

9025/6 Invalid saloon cler 1903

9027-30 Saloon-FK cler 1900

9031-6 Saloon-F cler 1896/9

9037-9 Sleeper-F cler 1897

9043 Tricompo saloon cler 1892

9045 Directors saloon cler 1894

9046-9 Saloon-F cler 1901

9050/1 Saloon-FK cler 1904

9055 Saloon-F 1912

9070-9 Saloon-F cler 1892

9082-5 Sleeper-F dd 1907

9086-9 Sleeper-F ex-LSWR

9090/1 Sleeper-F t 1914

9092/3 Sleeper-C t 1921

9100 Official saloon 1912

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9307-9360 Saloon-T 1892-8

9361/2 Saloon-TK cler 1904

9363-8 Saloon-T 1901

9369-71 Nondescript saloon 1923

9372-4 Nondescript saloon t 1921

9501-3 Diner-F cler 1896

9504 Diner-F cler 1897

9505-9511 Diner-C dd 1905

9512-5 Diner-C dd 1904

9516/7 Diner-F cler 1900

9518-9521 Diner-C cler 1902

9522-9533 Diner-F cc 1906

9534-9556 Diner 1907/8/11/3

9557-9561 Diner 1922

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/64/90/5 ADR

112- -126, 156- -256 BarryR

263- -287 BarryR

288- -594 BarryR

 

 

 

 

 

727- -841 BarryR

842- -998 RR

999- -1236 RR

 

 

 

1308- -2027 TVR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2410 TVR

2452- -2476 K rt

2477- -2520 TVR

2521- -2538 TVR

2524 K rt

2605- -2697 TVR

 

2787- -2842 TVR

 

 

2910/27 TVR

3040, 3166/78/88 TVR

 

 

3401 TVR

 

 

3503-3513 K rt

3514 TVR

3515 K rn

3520-3525 TVR

3526 K rt

3527- -3600 TVR

3573 K rt

3629-3667 K rt 

3668 K rn

3805-3810 K rt

3827- -78, 3921/39 TVR

 

 

 

 

 

4001-21 TVR

4022-4025 TVR

4026-4124 CamR

4125-4142 CamR

4143-4151 V of RR

4152/3 V of RR

4154 W&LR

4155-4200 R&SBR

4201- -4123 R&SBR

4224-62 N&BR

4225- -4243 K rt

4263-4 CMDPR

4265- -4333 B&MR

4303 BarryR ex-C

4329/30 RR

4335-4342 PTR

4343 PTR

4344 SWMR

4345-8 CarR

4349-59 BP&GVR

4360-4378 BP&GVR

4377 K rn fe 1926

4473-4500 MSWJR

4521-4540 K rn

4541-4544 K rt

 

 

4621-4647 K rn

4648-4651 MSWJR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6125- -6131 BarryR

6135- -6209 B&MR

 

 

 

 

 

 

6211- -6264 CamR

6265-6334 CamR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6335-6337 V of RR

6338 W&LR

6343/4 CMDPR

6345-68 MSWJR

6369-6371 N&BR

6373- -6389 RR

6391-6394 RR

6395- -6430 TVR

6431- -63 TVR

6466 W&LR

6468-70 R&SBR

6472-6474 R&SBR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8005- -68 TVR

 

 

 

 

8090/1 TVR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9004 RR 6-w saloon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9052 Directors saloon TVR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9201 Saloon BarryR

9202/3 Saloon MSWJR

9215 CamR saloon

9218 CamR saloon

9221-9225 Cam R saloon

 

 

9364-6 Saloon-T rt

  

9375/6 CamR saloon

9378 R&SBR saloon

9379/80 B&MR saloon

 

 

 

 

374-438 vi

451-481 v

501-595 K v

601-625 v

626-637 KO Excursion v

644-651 KO Excursion v

652-675 K v

751-780 K v

781-924 K vi

1080- -1155 K v

1237-1240 Highworth v

1271-1301 KO Excursion iv

1323-1329 BPGV v

1384- -1439 iv

1442-1516 K iv

1530-1542 KO Excursion v

1583- -1626 K iv

1627- -57 K v

1660-6 v

1668-1671 auto trailer v

1673- -1712 v

1713-1737 K vi

1772-1786 K vi

1840-1859 vi

2002-2026 vi

 

 

 

 

2087-2106 vi

2107-2136 K vi

2137- -2238 K vi

2239 K experimental vi

2240-2259 K vi

 

2264-2292 K vi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2472-5 K sw one-be i

 

 

2601-90 vi

2700-65 vi

2776-2790 vi

2797-2832 vi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3516-9 K sw one-be i

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4001-4065 iv

4066- -4125 K iv

4126- -4152 vi

4143-4151 V of RR v

4158-4167 KO Excursion iv

 

 

4190-4207 K ex*

 

 

4243 K rn

4244-4291 iii

4304-4331 K iv

 

 

4342-4367 iii

 

 

  

4379-4443 i

4444-4483 K iv

4501-4520 K sw i (some be)

 

4545-4562 K be i

4563-4574 TO Excursion iii

4575-4586 K ce iii

4601-4620 K sw i

4652-4705 be i

4706-4750 K sw i

4751-4769 K be i

4776-4944 K be i

4945-4984 be i

4994-5000 V of RR v/i

5001-5132 K be i

5133-5139 K be i

5140-5142 Sleeper-T be i

5143-5242 K be i

5243-5257 K be ii

5258-5298 K cr be ii

5299-5460 K be ii

5461-5500 iii

5501-5516 be ii

5517-5564 be i

5565-5688 be ii

5689-5708 K tb be ii

5709-5743 K tb be iii

5744-5867 K fe iii

5868-5977 iii

5878-5995 K fe iii

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6001- -6084 K iv

6011- -6099 K be i

6017- -6098 K cr be ii

6061/75 B set iii

6100- -6166 K cr be ii

6101-4 K be i

6105- -6198 K be i

6106- -6140 K iv

6113- -6185 K tb be ii

6122- -6199 B set iii

6142- -6196 K v

6163- -6185 K be ii

6200- -6297 B set iii

6201- -6211 K be i

6205- -6214 K tb be ii

6218- -6296 iv

6231- -6272 be i

6240- -6262 B set be ii

6266- -6291 K v

6276-6285 vi

6300- -6318 iv

6302- -6356 K v

6316- -6373 B set iii

6329- -6390 be i

6336- -6358 be ii

6365- -6382 B set be ii

6377- -6398 K tb be ii

6378- -6397 K iv

6400- -6499 K iv

6408- -6487 K v

6409- -6471 B set be ii

6415/6444 K tb be ii

6416- -6469 be i

6431- -6443 be ii

6475- -6498 K be i

6512- -6536 K be i

6523- -6590 B set be ii

6529 K iv

6533- -6599 K v

6545- -6566 B set be i

6567-6578 be i

6579-6588 K fe iii

6591-4 iv

6600- -6619 K v

6606- -6623 K iv

6624-6639 be ii

6640-3 B set i

6644-9 be ii

6650-5 K ce iii

6656/7 B set be ii

6658-6661 K ce iii

6666-6702 be i

6703- -6723 B set be ii

6705- -6713 K v

6707- -6799 B set iv

6714- -6742 be i

6724- -6795 be ii

6762- -6797 B set iii

6800/1 B set iii

6802- - 6892 be ii

6803- -6821 B set iii

6818- -6827 B set iv

6824- -6852 K fe iii

6829 K v

6830/1 Highworth v

6853-6862 K iv

6871- -6877 be i

6873- -6899 B set iii,

6894/5 B set be ii

6900- -6908 B set iii

6905- -6966 be i

6909- -6931 K fe iii

6925- -6997 K iv

6968- -6999 B set be ii

6970- -6974 be ii

7000 B set be ii

7001-7056 K v

7060-4 K v

7069-7074 ds-C v

7081-7090 vi

7091-8 v

 

 

 

 

 

7110-5 v

 

7169-7172 B set i

7173-7208 vi

 

 

 

7252-7262 K vi

7271-7290 K v

7301-7346 K v

7347-7352 v

7357-7371 K v

7372-7385 K vi

7386-7397 vi

 

7457-7371 K v

 

7510/1 B set i

 

 

 

 

7574-9 B set i

 

 

 

 

7601-4 K sw be i

7605-7624 K i

7625/6 B set i

 

 

 

 

 

 

7798-7822 K vi

 

7838-7867 K vi

 

 

 

 

7898/9, 7900 ds cr be ii

 

7929-7948 K sw be i

7949-7989 K (some be) i

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8001-3 K vi

8011-8022 K ex*

8033-8042 iv

8043-8052 K iv

8053-8064 K vi

8092-8111 K v

8112-8125 K vi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9001/2 Saloon-F v

9004/5 Saloon-F be ii

9006/7 Royal Saloon vi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9065-8 Sleeper-F be ii

9069-9074 Sleeper-T be ii

9075 Sleeper-C be ii

9076-8 Sleeper-T iii

9080/1/6-8 Sleeper F be ii

9082-5 Sleeper-F vi

9094-6 Sleeper-T be ii

9101-9110 Saloon-T be i

9111-8 Super Saloon-F be ii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9502/16 Cafe-Car cler ii

9562-7 Diner-C i

9568-9573 Diner-C sw i (some be)

9574-9581 Diner-C be i

9582-9593 Diner-C/T cr be ii

9594-9600 Kitchen Car cr be ii 

9601-9630 Diner-F/C/T be ii

9631/2 Buffet car iii

9633/4 Kitchen car iii

9635/6 Diner-F ce iii

9637/8 Diner-T ce iii

9639/40 Diner-T iii

9641/2 Diner-F iii

9643/4 Buffet-T iv

9645-9662 K ex* in 1936/7

9663-8 Excursion Kitchen car iv

9669/9670 Kitchen car v

9671-5 Diner-C v

9676-9680 Buffet v

9801-9818 BT/T/C i

*K artic be i were:

10000/8/16/24/32/40 BFK

10001/9/17/25/33/41 FK

10002/10/8/26/34/42 Diner-FK

10003/11/9/27/35/43 Kitchen car

10004/12/20/8/36/44 Diner-TK

10005/6/13/4/21/2/9/30/7/8/45/6 TK

10007/15/23/31/9/47 BTK

 

 

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