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Julian Bowden-Green collection
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1515F VLW639G

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Chiswick Works

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Details: Although always out-numbered by dropside/open lorries, London Transport did have a number of Ford D-series lorries bodied as box trucks. The first examples were general-purpose, 5-ton lorries based on the D550 model, and the very first was 1515F delivered in February 1969. Later examples were more specialised, including the railway breakdown trucks and the uniform issue units. The location of this undated photograph was given as Chiswick Works but I have my doubts. Behind 1515F on the left is a large crane, which to me looks like a rail-mounted one. That would suggest the photo was taken at Lillie Bridge. Any thoughts? Note also that the lorry has no department lettering under the LONDON TRANSPORT fleetname on the cab doors. 1515F was officially allocated to Parsons Green and remained in use until 1978 when it was replaced by Leyland Terrier 2124L.

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