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Derek Everson
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Putney (Chelverton Road) Garage

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Details: There's something different about you....This is one of the most frequently featured vehicles on LTSV, although you wouldn't know it by clicking on the 'View vehicle details' link. It is of course the former VLT46, a Volvo FM recovery truck bought by Go-Ahead in 2004 and which carried a former Routemaster registration from new. In autumn 2017 Go-Ahead was persuaded to part with the valuable number plate, which is now on a van belonging to the person who also owns a car plated VLT47! The Volvo was given new (but age-appropriate) mark LN04CHL and was seen at its home base of Putney Garage on 3rd October 2017. As for the link, the database behind LTSV has difficulty handling vehicles that change registration. For example, if I changed the registration of the original record to LN04CHL, you would not find it by searching for VLT46. The workaround has been to add a new vehicle record for such instances, which is why there are two Volvo FM trucks listed when there has only of course been one. A better solution is planned for LTSV v3 but that is a long way off.

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