Non-corridor coaches

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Non-corridor coaches

Post by mistahjim » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:37 pm

Hi all,

Were all of the non-vestibule coaches built by the LNER based on the 51’ underframe? Or were there some longer ones?

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Re: Non-corridor coaches

Post by JASd17 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:39 pm

How long have you got?

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Re: Non-corridor coaches

Post by 65447 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:41 am

John is correct in that describing all of them would take too much time when the answers are available in print. However a summary might help:

The 51' 1.5" underframe was standard for Gresley designs and the 52' 1.5" underframe for the post-war stock (sometimes referred to as 'Thompson').

Some principal exceptions were:

The articulated Quads and Quins and various Twins that were built on varying shorter or longer underframes or where the underframes varied in length within the sets;

The GE Section 'Ilford' stock that maintained the same 54' length as the GE-built sets for compatibility;

The Dia. 265 Gresley steel-panelled Lavatory Third for the GE Section also built on a 54' underframe;

All other coaching stock that comprised new bodies re-using existing pre-Grouping underframes from constituent companies on various longer or shorter underframes.

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