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Derek Everson
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Acton Works

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Details: I don't really keep up with tube train developments and I have managed (unintentionally) to avoid travelling on the Victoria line for many months. So I was quite surprised to read that the last operational use of a 1967 stock train took place at the end of June 2011. As I mentioned the last time I illustrated a move like this, the original intention was to use rail connections when it came to disposing of the 1967 stock. However, it does appear that most of the cars are being moved by rail to Acton for equipment removal and thence by road. The destination for most of these will be the scrap yard of C F Booth in Rotherham, although a few are being stored at Eastleigh for unknown purposes. Derek watched the departure of car 4023 from Acton Works on 9th March 2011. This involved Allelys DAF XF BX02RKV reversing into Bollo Lane before heading towards Acton Town. A tricky move! The banksman has a control of some sort, with a connection to the truck, although the trailer did not appear to have steering. Perhaps it is just a communications link to the cab. Car 4023 had evidently been stored for some time as the other side was quite liberally graffitied.

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