GWR Goods Brake Vans

by Steve Daly

 

Dia AA19 for N Gauge, from the Graham Farish range Dia AA16 in 4mm, built by
Dave Perkins
from a D&S kit
Dia AA1 in 7mm, built by Roger Bailey from a Peco kit

This page summarizes the GWR Goods Brake Van diagrams in table form, and provides a downloadable list of sample Brake Van Allocations given below. Many thanks to Steve Daly for providing the info.


GWR Brake Van Diagrams

Note that these are GWR designs only, and do not include absorbed types. For illustrations and details, refer to the superb 'GWR Goods Wagons' by Atkins, Beard & Tourret.

os = Old series of Lot numbers

Dia

Build period

Tare Weight

T – c

Lot Nos

Running Nos

(not complete)

Notes

AA1

1900-1902

24 – 0

336/ 351/ 358/ 383

56975 – 56984

56965 – 56974

56945 – 56964

56923 – 56944

6-wheel

62 vans built

AA2

1902-1910

20 – 0

later

25 – 0

387/ 388/ 417/ 464/ 477/

523/ 540/ 549/ 592/ 642

56810 – 56922

17524

17583

17592

17602 – 17781

etc

278 vans built

AA3

1889-1901

16 – 0

&

20 – 0

osL; 492/ 537/ 584/ 627/ 662/

680; 5/ 7/ 11/ 38/ 57/ 74/

94/ 96/ 136/ 158/ 174/ 195/

221/ 249/ 268/ 282/ 298/ 338

56021 – 56480

17506

17564

etc

500 vans built

AA4

1892

14 – 0

os432/ 648

35830

35866

35953

Severn Tunnel vans

AA5

1893-1901

14 – 0

21/ 24/ 26/ 31/ 46/ 50/ 60/ 64/

188/ 213/ 344

40370 – 40381

40384 – 40385

40912 – 40917

60760 – 60761

Ballast Plough & brake van

22 vans built

AA6

1890-1900

14 – 0

os531/ 642/ 665; 4/ 114/ 150/ 199/ 214/ 244/

262/ 269/ 305

(os574/ 594 BG later converted)

14101

14794

40346 – 40353

40356 – 40383

40908 – 40911

40918 – 40930

60762 – 60770

Permanent Way brake van

51 vans built

AA7

1897-1898

13 – 0

206

56985 – 56996

For Metropolitan lines

12 vans built

AA8

1888-1890

12 – 8

os445/ 523/ 568

17590 – 17591

17594

17595

Goods brake van (iron) Pontnewynydd Branch

4 vans built

AA9

1905-1908

24 – 0

489/ 556

60756 – 60758

(were 40598 -40560)

60754 – 60755

Permanent Way brake van

5 vans built

AA10

1908-1909

25 – 0

605

60753

Ballast Plough & brake van

I van built

AA11

1912-1913

13 – 0

&

16 – 0

707/ 724/ 748/ 749

56483

56484 – 56492

56493 – 56502

56503 – 56517

35 vans built

AA12

1914-1915

22 – 0

799 (part)

17787 – 17791

17793 – 17821

ex-PW brake van

35 vans built

AA13

1913-1918

20 – 0
(24 – 0)

757/ 773/ 779/ 799(part)/

817/ 840

17787 – 17791

17793 – 17821

17823 – 17854

17856 – 17861

17863 – 17950

56518 – 56632

275 vans built

AA14

1914-1915

24 – 0

795

(originally 60771 – 60790; only 1 built Order closed 1928)

14678

Permanent Way brake van

1 van built

AA15

1918-1927

20 – 0

845/ 853/ 863/ 888/ 910/

932

Various nos in 17xxx series,

e g 17514

17523

56633 – 56782

68501 – 68700

378 vans built

AA16

1919

12 – 0

os355/ 378

14888 – 14897

Ex-10 ton GBVs built in 1886 (originally ballast train vans)

Circa 50 vans built

AA17

1919-1920

20 – 0

856

56731 – 56732

Severn Tunnel vans

2 vans built

AA18

1926-1927

20 – 0

981

68913 – 68915

68919 – 68920

68942

68948

68950

68961

68963

68965

68967 – 68968

68971

14 vans built

AA19

1927-1931

20 – 0

1000/ 1017/ 1034/ 1049/

1074

114740 – 114749

114776 – 114986

221 vans built

AA20

1934-1943

20 – 0

1171/ 1190/ 1226/ 1277/

1383

17206 – 17305

Various nos in 68xxx series incl

68791 – 68900

and 114xxx series

354 vans built

AA21

1939-1940

20 – 0

1370

17390 – 17489

100 vans built

AA22

1939

20 – 0

1332

68997

Severn Tunnel van

1 van built

AA23

1942-BR

20 – 0

1432/ 1451/ 1470/ 1497/

etc (completed 1948)

35877 – 35926

35928 – 35952

35954 – 35970

35974 – 35976

35978 – 35980

35988 – 35989

68462 – 68500

68901 – 68911

35201 – 35203

35205 – 35212

35214

35217 – 35221

35224 – 35240

35242 – 35243

35245

etc

(completed 1948)

 

 

Sample Brake Van Allocations

This file gives sample allocations of GWR Brake Vans, with an emphasis on the post-grouping era. Note that this is a Microsoft Word file.

Download Word File:
Sample GWR Brake Van Allocations [390 KB]