25 December 2013
Coaching stock used on the Somerset & Dorset
Joint Railway is far harder to research than the locomotives
used at any time in the line's history.
The information is pretty thin, especially for the
pre-Nationalisation period, but the table below attempts to gather
together all the available data in order to provide a single source
Prior to 1930, the S&DJR used its own coaching
stock, mostly consisting of six and four wheeled stock that was
withdrawn very soon after 1930. All of it would have been painted in
Prussian Blue, possibly with gold lining-out.
During the 1930-1948 period, the coaching stock
seems primarily to have been SR green, although it's entirely
possible that Crimson Lake LMS stock crept in from time to time,
especially on services from the Midlands.
Because of the photos taken by several people in
the post-war period, especially those of Ivo Peters, the information
on early Nationalisation coaching stock is much better.
Any potential mistakes are, of course, entirely
unintentional. Any gaps can be filled, so please get in touch
any additional information.