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John Marshall
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Chiswick Works

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Details: A rather small but interesting photograph of a rather small but interesting service vehicle. VLW676G was a Lansing-Bagnall electric truck bought in 1968. According to the Capital Transport service vehicle book, this vehicle was used to tow a small trailer between its base at Earls Court Station and the workshops at Lillie Bridge. This would involve working on public roads (hence the registration) but also along the walkways above Earls Court Station. It may have replaced older JXC354. The fate of VLW676G is not known, but it remained licensed until 1989. On 27th March 1979 it was found at Chiswick Works, perhaps for repairs. It would be interesting to know if it drove there or was carried. Similar vehicles were a familiar site at main railway stations (towing 'Brute' parcels trolleys) and Post Office sorting centres.

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