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John Marshall
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1077Q TXV910

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Chiswick Works

Date added to site
22/01/2012

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Details: Tower wagons were used to enable access to tram and trolleybus overhead wirings for repairs and maintenance. Most were therefore withdrawn once the last trolleybuses were withdrawn in 1962. However one vehicle managed to remain in stock for a further 17 years. AEC Mercury 1077Q was one of four bought in 1958, and was kept on for any remaining high-level access requirements (such as maintenance of bus garage lighting). It appeared to be out of use by the time of this photograph, taken at Chiswick Works on 16th April 1975. Note that the lettering has been painted out. Parked behind is another AEC Mercury, an open lorry from the 1070Q-1072Q batch. In the left background is the road leading over the BR tracks and into Acton Works. 1077Q was eventually sold in May 1979.

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