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Thomas Young
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2591 WX56GZP
T61 

Location Link
Acton Works

Date added to site
28/09/2017

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Details: A large number of service vehicles can be seen in the lorry yard at Acton Works from trains passing on the District and Piccadilly lines. I have found that the best way to identify them all is to use a camera, setting it to burst mode and with a fast shutter priority. The results are not usually good enough for publication (especially given the fence in the way) but I have included a few today for various reasons. First up is this view featuring Mercedes-Benz Actros 3-axle artic tractor unit 2591. New in 2006 this lorry features a large folding crane behind the cab, specified to enable the unloading of containers of emergency equipment from trailers. Of perhaps more interest is the white lorry alongside. The cab design is that of the Mercedes-Benz Econic, common as a dustcart and sometimes now also as a tipper. However, this appears to be an artic tractor (going by the apparent length and the shadow), which is not a standard option on the Econic range. Registered YN17CXV, the lorry was presumably hired, perhaps for evaluation. Also visible are (from left to right) mini tanker trailer T70, vehicle-carrying trailer T61 and Ford Transit box truck 7749F. 1st September 2017.

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