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John Godwin
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M3 RTP209J
A3 RTP209J

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Details: I have saved the best until last today. This fine picture taken at Crawley Bus Station in 1990 shows AEC Matador recovery truck RTP209J attending to an AN-class bus. This lorry was acquired second-hand by London Country in 1980 (at which point it was already about 9 years old) and given the number M3. Upon the split of LCBS in 1986 it became part of the LCSW (later London & Country) fleet and had its number changed to A3. There is an interesting story about the LCSW ANs and bus operations called Bee-Line, C-Line and Dee-Line, but that is for another time! I will just mention that Britbus have recently released a model of this type of bus in a very similar livery.

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Simon Stanford Brilliant photograph and I think that was me in attendance as I worked for L & C at that time on running shift attending breakdowns etc. As I am working on a book to mark my 40th year in the bus business I would like to use this picture. I know John Godwin who is noted as the copyright owner but cannot locate John to ask permission. Can anyone help me please ?? Thank youSun 28/04/2019, 19:14