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SRPS LNER Coaches List

The LNER came into existence on 1st January 1923 as an amalgamation of the railways which served the eastern side of Britain. In Scotland, that included the North British Railway (with lines from Edinburgh to Berwick, Carlisle, Glasgow, Mallaig, Dundee and Aberdeen) and the Great North of Scotland Railway (with lines from Aberdeen throughout Buchan and connections at Keith and Elgin for Inverness).

The LNER quickly introduced its own carriage designs, based on those of England's former Great Northern Railway. These soon started to appear in Scotland.

The Great Northern Railway design is credited to their Carriage & Wagon Superintendent Nigel Gresley, who was appointed to that position in 1905. Design details, such as buckeye couplings and Pullman type gangways, were taken directly from north American practice, and followed from a visit which British railway officials made to the United States in 1899. The basic design, built in many variant forms, remained in use until the 1970s.

NumberDescriptionDate Built
10021 Gresley Third Class Corridor Compartment coach 1924
62515 Gresley Brake Second Corridor coach 1924
644 Gresley Buffet Car 1937
4271 Gresley Full Brake Pigeon Van 1940
13803 Thompson Third Class Tourist Open coach 1947
80417 BR (LNER Thompson design) Brake Composite coach 1951

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