This facsimile 82 page publication presents the carriage formations on the East Coast Main Line, working from London Kings Cross through the north-east to Edinburgh and Scotland. Together with the our companion publication covering the North East Area Carriage Roster for May – September 1932, a picture is provided for services north of York to Berwick. As East Coast services formed the LNER’s most prestigious trains it should not be surprising that the most recent stock was used on these services, including such specialised vehicles as the articulated dining sets (diags.12/13/14) and corridor thirds incorporating a hairdressing saloon (diag. 23A) and end door vestibule Firsts (diag. 139). Note many pre-1923 coaches were still in use however.
Unlike the North East area carriage roster which only refers to the type of vehicle and number of seats the East Coast book provides reference to the ‘class’ – this is the carriage number. To make use of this feature the opportunity has been taken to provide the reader with a cross-reference from the class (carriage number) to the carriage diagram and provide a list of the vehicles built to these diagrams for ECML services by the LNER up to 1932.