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Julian Bowden-Green collection
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1584F AML761H

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Chiswick Works

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Details: It seems slightly odd looking back but London Transport had quite a large catering section, with a food production centre in Croydon and a fleet of vehicles to take the goods out to the numerous staff canteens at bus garages, works and some stations. In the 1970s, most of these vehicles were Ford D-series lorries with box bodies and roller-shutter doors. They could be readily distinguished from more general-purpose box trucks because the bodywork was normally left in an unpainted metal finish. Showing both features when photographed in the CDS yard at Chiswick Works was 1584F, a D500 5-ton lorry new in May 1970. The appearance of these vehicles at Chiswick was slightly unusual as they were allocated to Croydon FPC and were normally docked (maintained) at the nearby Thornton Heath Bus Garage. However, official documents show that this example was transferred to Chiswick sometime between 1974 and 1978.

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