Historical information

Carriage designations

A
First Class
B
Second Class
C
Composite (both 1st and 2nd class accommodation)
D
Sleeper
G
Water wagon
L
Lavatory
M
Mail
PARL
Parlour car
S
Sleeper
T
Guards vans for goods trains
U or X
Suburban
V
Guards compartment with brake.

And when you put the letters together for wooden carriages:

  • AAS 1st Corridor Sleeper Lav
  • AL 1st Corridor Lav
  • AL/F 1248 Food Car
  • BBV Econ Brake
  • BC Baggage Car
  • BL Econ Corridor Lav
  • BLV Econ Lav Brake
  • BU Suburban
  • BUV Suburban Brake
  • CL Composite Lav
  • CLV Composite Lav Brake
  • DAS 1st Sleeper Lav
  • DC/G Griddle Car
  • TDV Drover's Brake van (Steel) with periscope
  • TGV Goods Brake van (Steel) with periscope
  • TGVH Goods Brake van (Steel) with periscope
  • TGVS Goods Brake van (Steel) with periscope

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