GWR 1927 Collett 57' Non-Corridor Profile and Models

GWR 1927 Collett 57' Non-Corridor

Similar coach design shown - no photos available to us of 1927 design coaches. © Unknown

As part of their modernisation scheme in the 1920s, the GWR required a new design of coach for their suburban passenger services. Charles Collett, Chief Mechanical Officer, designed the 57' 'bow-ended' non-gangwayed stock for this purpose. 28 4-car sets were produced that were initially allocated to Birmingham, London and Chester. After World War 2, some sets were disbanded and others became part of 3-car sets instead. The fleet were withdrawn by the end of 1962.

Type of Vehicle



Great Western Railway

Build Dates

1927 to 1929

Total Built


Wheel Configuration


Operated By

Great Western Railway
British Railways

Main Duties

Suburban Passenger Services

In Service Until


Surviving Examples

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Products awaiting categorisation

Scale Brand Image Construction Type DCC Capability Product Code Product Title Livery
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Comet Models W51 GWR Collett Non Corridor Brake Composite kit Requires assembly Not set W51
GWR Collett Non Corridor Brake Composite kit Unpainted