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John Marshall
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2416L B732XJD

Location Link/s
Chiswick Works

Date added to site
19/02/2012

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Details: London Transport bought four Leyland Freighter recovery trucks in 1984, joining two bought in the previous two years. All four originally had Wreckers International twin boom lifting gear, although several were later modified with spectacle hoists. Although listed as being new in late October, this photograph was apparently taken (at Chiswick Works) on 22nd August 1984. 2416L was later allocated to Wood Green garage and passed to Cowie Leaside upon privatisation.

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rtwbusMy August photo was taken soon after delivery (and before the reg. plate was fitted!)Mon 20/02/2012, 17:59
Kim RennieWeren't they on trade plates to start with?Tue 21/02/2012, 18:16
Thomas YoungGoing through the LT archive documents produced some initially confusing results. The Variation Sheet for 01/11/1984 listed all four trucks as being taken into stock, but with a date in brackets that looked like 1.9.84. The same sheet shows 2418L going to Upton Park (unlicensed) on 01/11/1984, with 2415L and 2417L going to their garages (again unlicensed) on 05/11/1984. The Record of Vehicle Movements sheet for week ending 29/12/1984 also listed the four as being taken into stock, this time with a date of 29/10/1984! Since 2416L at least was at Chiswick by 22/08/1984, I am going to assume that they were delivered in August, formally taken into stock on 1st September, then fitted with trade plates and moved to their garages in early November. Unless something more turns up....
Note: Edited by Thomas Young, 19/02/14, 19:59.
Wed 19/02/2014, 19:52