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Julian Bowden-Green
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1726F JGF503K

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Chiswick Works

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Details: Consecutive to the lorry in the previous photo both in terms of fleetnumber and registration number, 1726F was also a Ford D550 but to the much more common dropside lorry format. When seen at Chiswick Works on 28th July 1977 it clearly had a green bolster and cab roof, as did the similar lorry alongside (the one behind is a bit harder to call). Most Ford D-series lorries with green cab roofs also seem to have grey painted grilles, which suggests to me that they had had mid-life repaints. Note that 1726F had a tarpaulin over part of the load space. Dropside lorries with tilt covers usually had cleats along the bodysides, to which the cover could be tied. In the absence of these, the cover on 1726F has been tied to the body support beams, and also to the bolster. One unusual aspect to 1726F is that it was officially allocated to Aldenham Works for most of its life. Despite the size of that facility, it only had a couple of service vehicles allocated. 1726F was docked at Chiswick Works, and was probably also a regular visitor carrying parts to and from Aldenham.

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