SR/BR(S) Coach Sets

The information on this page is not intended to be chapter and verse on this most intricate of topics, but is an indication of the composition of various coach sets at particular times. The page is collated from the members' files area and draws heavily on information supplied by Glen Woods, with information in David Gould's "Maunsell's SR Steam Passenger Stock 1923-1939", Mike King's "Southern Pull-Push Stock", CWNs from the Martin White Collection and additional information from John Arkell and Mike Watts. It is not complete, indeed it may never be, but is an on-going project to provide information on sets to the Southern enthusiast and modeller alike. Where a coach number is followed by another number in brackets, then this is that coach's previous number. Where a tilde has replaced a number this is because the coach concerned could be changed (e.g. as with RMBs). The dates are not intended to define changes in the sets but merely an anchor in time for when they were constituted as shown. They may well have remained unchanged for a number of years before or after the date shown.
Don't forget - third class was abolished in 1956, becoming second class, subsequently standard class. No separate entry has been made for this change as it would add unecessarily to the file size so please remember that from 1956 anything that is still showing as 'T' has become 'S', e.g. BTK becomes BSK. The new notation is used next time there is a tangible change for a set.
Also included is a listing of Maunsell and Bulleid coaches by number and with the appropriate code, as listed in David Gould's Maunsell's and Bulleid's SR Steam Passenger Stock books.
A start has been made on classifying sets as:
Articulared (Art),
Ex-LSWR 'Block' Sets (Block),
Ex-LSWR Vestibule (LV),
Ex-LSWR Corridor Sets (LC),
Ex-LSWR Non-corridor Sets (LNC),
Ex-LBSC 'Balloon' (Bal)
Ex-LBSC Arc-Roofed (Arc)
1924 Maunsell (EM),
1925+ Maunsell (M),
Bulleid (B)
BR Mark I (MkI)
Pullman (Pull)
K = Kitchen Car - P = Parlour Car - P* = Parlour Car with Buffet
or a mixture where this occurred.
Pull-Push sets shown are designated PP
A few sets show either/or coach numbers (e.g. 426 and 429 of 1931). This is where we know a coach was removed from a set, but do not know which one was removed!
If you find any errors in this information, or have some information that is missing from this page, please advise the . Thank you.
This information may be viewed or downloaded in spreadsheet form:
MS Excel 97/2000/XP file to download and save.

N.B. The previously available text file has been abandoned as it was becoming simply too unwieldly.

Use your search (Ctrl+F) facility to find things in the file, or if you download and save the spreadsheet file you may then make a simple database sort to identify whatever interest you require.

The Area Field does have some seriously abbreviated entries to save on typing and/or width, below is the key to all these abbreviations:
Ash - Ashford
Bas - Basingstoke
Bell - Bellingham
Bex - Bexhill
B'ham - Birmingham
B'heath - Blackheath
Bmth - Bournemouth
BmthW - Bournemouth West
Bog - Bognor
Bton - Brighton
Can St - Cannon Street
Chich - Chichester
Cr Pal - Crystal Palace
DVR - Dover
Hast - Hastings
EG - East Grinstead
Ebne - Eastbourne
Exmth - Exmouth
Folk - Folkestone
G Park - Grove Park
H Hill - Herne Hill
Hast - Hastings
LB - London Bridge
Lew - Lewes
Ldn - London
L'ton - Littlehampton
LMR - London Midland Region
Lym - Lymington
Mar - Margate
Nhvn - Newhaven
Nhvn BT - Newhaven Boat Train
NXG - New Cross Gate
OTS - Other through services
Plym - Plymouth
Pmth - Portsmouth
RR - Rotherhithe Road
Ram or Rams - Ramsgate
Read - Reading
R Rd - Rotherhithe Road
Ryl Wes - Royal Wessex
SL - Stewarts Lane
Salis - Salisbury
Sidmth - Sidmouth
So'ton - Southampton
So'tonD - Southampton Docks
Swan - Swanage
Ton - Tonbridge
Tun W - Tunbridge Wells
TWW - Tunbridge Wells West
Vic - Victoria
Wat - Waterloo
Wey - Weymouth
WeyQuay - Weymouth Quay
Wim - Wimborne
WofE - West of England
Wthg - Worthing

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These files were last updated 12 April 2018

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