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Julian Bowden-Green collection
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1930F  TP

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Leyton Garage

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Details: While London Transport relied on its two AEC Militants to rescue incapacitated buses, a fleet of smaller towing lorries was also maintained for less serious failures. From the mid-1970s, these comprised ten Ford D1110 lorries with fixed sides and drop-down rears. These were stationed at strategically located bus garages across London, 1930F being based at Leyton as seen here. All ran on trade plates while in service but were apparently allocated matching registrations in the KJD9xxP series (as evidenced by the picture of 1932F). The small hoist at the rear was used for lifting parts and equipment rather than whole vehicles!

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