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Ray Monk
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2584M LL02LCT
7711N WP63OLN

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Acton Works

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Details: It's been a while since I've been able to show any photographs from within Acton Works but here is the first of several taken by Ray on 25th June 2015. Parked in the DSM yard were two vehicles with an electrical connection (so to speak). On the left is Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2584M new in August 2002 and now the oldest 'normal' vehicle in the fleet. Since delivery it has carried this Petbow generator, which is believed to be numbered DB19, bought in 1993 and originally painted red and mounted on 2541M. Along with similar 2562M and 2563M, these generators were used by the ventilation team, working out of Lillie Bridge on night work, sometimes with trailers attached. It would appear that 2584M has never had any lettering apart from suffix-less fleetnumbers, while the generator retained faded pre-2002 LUL Engineering Services lettering. The two older Mercedes-Benz generator carriers were replaced by cascaded Ford Transits in 2010/2011 and it would appear that 2584M is also now withdrawn, but whether it has been replaced is not yet known.

On the right is Nissan Leaf electric car 7711N. A series of electric vehicle charging points has been installed on the wall of the building in the background. 7711N was new in January 2014 and spent some time at Edgware Road Station before moving to Acton Works. Several electric vehicles have been operated over the past few years. Most have additional graphics and lettering in green (as seen on Renault Kangoo ZE HN13MYU) and, being un-numbered, are assumed to be long-term demonstrators. 7711N has just the slogan 'Part of the new Transport for London electric vehicle fleet' above the skirt. Two further Nissan Leaf cars are operated by LBSL in red livery. For unknown reasons, 7762N at Turnpike Lane is numbered while KE14FJO at Eltham is not.

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