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Thomas Young
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7318 WV61PUK

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Acton Works

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Details: Photographed in the car park at the north end of Acton Works on 25th February 2012 (with a long zoom, through a dirty window of a moving train, against the sun!) was Mitsubishi L200 pick-up 7318. This vehicle is unusual in several respects. It is the only Mitsubishi to have featured in the leased fleet, it wears a non-standard all-white livery, and it had a very high fleetnumber for its age. It has a crew cab and a flat cover over the load space. The lack of a suffix letter is also unusual. Since the rebranding of vehicles in London Underground livery, several new suffixes have been introduced (C, N, S and SM). M is already in use for Mercedes, while the MAN lorries in the Tube Lines fleet are unsuffixed. MI would have been easily confused with M1, but perhaps MT could have been used. It does make me wonder what is the purpose of continuing with the suffix letters at all.

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Phillip WaltonThe suffix letters were for when vehicle maintainance was done 'in house'. As much if not all maintainance is now dealer based they are no longer required.Sun 11/03/2012, 11:15
Phillip WaltonI spotted this vehicle in Basildon yesterday (15/06/2012). What it was doing in Basildon I have no idea.Sat 16/06/2012, 22:45