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Coache Abbreviations

Discussion in 'Carriage & Wagon M.I.C.' started by lil Bear, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. lil Bear

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    For a complete amateur who knows nothing about coaches can someone please explain all the abbreviations used for coaches, like TSO BSK etc

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    All figures quoted for mk1s (And I recommend the HMRS book on mk1s!)

    TSO = Tourist second open 2+2 seating in groups of 4 around tables 8 bays totalling 64 seats 2 toilets one end
    SO = Second Open 2+1 seating around tables 8 bays totalling 48 seats 2 Toilets 1 end
    FO= First Open 2+1 seating around tables 7 bays 42 seats 1 toilet each end


    SK= Corridor 2nd 8 compartments each bench seat carrying 4 people total 64 seats (some fitted with armrests that restrict it to 3 per seat
    FK= First Corridor 7 Compartments each bench carrying 3 people seats 42
    CK= Composite corridor 3 1st class compartments 4 std class toilet each end

    BSO= Brake second open 2+2 seating as per TSO in 5 bays 1 set double doors in van area
    BSK=Brake second corridor as per SK 4 compartments 2 sets of double doors in van area.
    BFK= Brake first corridor as per FK 4 compartments 1 set double doors
    BCK= Brake Composite Corridor 3 Standard compartments and 2 1st Compartments

    RMB= Restaurant Miniature Buffet (Basic serving hatch and store room) rest of seating as per TSO
    RKB= Restaurant Kitchen Buffet (serving area plus full kitchen)


    BG= Full brake
    SLEP= Sleeper

    theres a few more, but that's the basic lot, and can be applied to most carriage designs although individual layouts etc changes
     
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    Of course these vary with pre-nationalisation stock!

    Some other types (excluding those mentioned above):

    TO - Open Third, similar to a TSO
    TK - Corridor Third, 3rd class compartments connected via corridor

    BTK - Brake Corridor Third. A TK with a brake compartment
    UCB - Non-descript Brake. A Brake vehicle used to supliment whichever class needed.
    SOBT - Semi-Open Brake Third. A Brake with 2 compartments nearest the brake the rest being open

    TPO - Travelling Post Office

    KB - Kitchen Buffet, Very versitile and could provide at seat meals, or buffet type facilities
    CDO (unsure of the actual coding) - Composite Open Dining Saloon, suppliments the KB for more seating.

    MPV - Multi Purpose Vehicle, example being the diabled coach at the Bluebell.

    BY - 4 Wheeled Guards Brake
    BGZ - 6 Wheeled Gangwayed Brake
    GBL - Gangwayed Bogie Luggage Van
    PMV - Parcels and Miscellaneous Van
    PLV - Passenger Luggage Van
    CCT - Covered Carriage Truck (end loading doors enabled carriages or sometimes cars to be loaded)
     
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    GUV - General User Van
    CCT - Covered Carridge Truck
    MLV - Motor Luggage Van
    DVT -Driving Van Trailor
     
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    RFO-Resturant first open.
     
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    Yup guys, that somes it all up nicely.

    Regards
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    The following information was published by the BR (Southern Region) Chief Operating Superintendent in September 1958…

    STANDARD CODES FOR COACHING ROLLING STOCK

    Restaurant Kitchen Cars
    First - RF
    Composite - RC
    Either Class - RU
    Second - RS
    Triplet - RTS
    Pantry Second - RSP
    Buffet Car - RB
    Kitchen only - RK
    Cafeteria Car - CAF
    Kitchen/Buffet Car - RKB
    Restaurant/Cafeteria Car - RCAF

    Restaurant Cars (without Kitchens)
    First, Open (loose chairs) - RFO
    Composite, Open (loose chairs) - RCO
    Second, Open (loose chairs) - RSO

    Sleeping Cars
    First - SLF
    First (twin) – Twin SLF
    Composite - SLC
    Composite (twin) – Twin SLC
    Second - SLS

    Saloons
    First - SF
    Second - SS
    Invalid Saloon - SI

    Open Stock
    First - FO
    Composite - CO
    Second - SO
    Second Brake - BSO
    Semi-Open First – Semi FO

    Open Tourist Stock (Bucket Seats)
    Second Open - TSO
    Brake Second Open - TBSO

    Corridor Stock
    First - FK
    First Brake - BFK
    Composite - CK
    Composite Brake - BCK
    Second - SK
    Second Brake - BSK

    Non-Corridor Stock (Bogies)
    First - F
    First (Lavatory) - FL
    First Brake - BF
    First Brake (Lavatory) - BFL
    Composite - C
    Composite (Lavatory) - CL
    Composite Brake - BC
    Composite Brake (Lavatory) - BCL
    Second - S
    Second (Lavatory) - SL
    Second Brake - BS
    Second Brake (Lavatory) - BSL

    Post Office Vehicles
    Post Office Sorting Van - POS
    Post Office Tender Van - POT

    Passenger Van – Brake Vans
    4 Wheeled - BY
    6 Wheeled (without gangways) - BZ
    6 Wheeled (with gangways) - BGZ
    Bogie (without gangways) - B
    Bogie (with gangways) - BG
    Pigeon Van (Braked) - BP
    Milk Van (Braked) - BM

    Miscellaneous Traffic Vans
    Bogie General Utility Vans - CUV
    Parcels & Miscellaneous Vans - PMV
    Horse Boxes - HB
    Special Cattle Vans - SCV
    Open Carriage Truck - CTO
    Covered Carriage Truck - CCT


    NOTES

    [*] If any coaching vehicle is fitted with Pullman ‘Adaptors’, then a letter ‘A’ should be added after the code.

    [*] Articulated stock is indicated by the word “Twin”, “Triplet”, “Quad”, or “Quint” according to the number of vehicles which form the set, the set number, and the code “ART”.


    There are many, many more codes over and above whats been published here thus far.


    Jack
     

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