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Julian Bowden-Green
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1443F KLX767D

Location Link/s
Stockwell Garage

Date added to site
01/06/2021

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Details: This photo shows one of the earliest Ford D-series lorries used by London Transport, and also the one with the oldest registration. Six dropside lorries had been delivered in spring 1966 but all ran on trade plates until 1970, when they were given new AML79xH registrations. Two more D-series followed in December 1966, one of which also ran on trade plates until 1970 (water tanker 1390F). The other was 1443F, the first of the D500 model (the earlier ones had been D300s) and the first to be registered from new, due to its allocation to the CDS Group 3 fleet. There was then a gap until more D-series lorries arrived with G-suffix registrations from late 1968 onwards. 1443F was officially allocated to Parsons Green Works but was 'docked' (i.e. maintained) at Stockwell Garage, where it was photographed, most likely in early 1977 (going by the advert for the film 'Silver Streak' on the DMS bus in the background). A slight oddity is that the F suffix to the fleetnumber has been applied using a smaller, super-script font.

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