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Malcolm Conway
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5909F * LM55FJD

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Lillie Bridge Depot

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Details: The Mark 6 Ford Transit was produced from 2000 until 2006, so it is not surprising that very few are still in use as service vehicles, particularly in the central fleet. Two examples remain, both of which were originally in the leased fleet but which have now presumably been bought. LM55FJD, seen here at Lillie Bridge depot on 10th May 2019, started life as a box truck used as an exhibition unit by the London Safety Camera Partnership. In about 2010 its box body was removed and a generator latterly carried by Mercedes Sprinter 2562M was fitted. In this form it was used by the ventilation department based at Lillie Bridge, only active during the night. This unit received two new Peugeot Boxer vans in 2014, replacing two of the other generators. Although these look like regular panel vans, a vent on the roof suggests they may contain a generator set. No photos of either of these vans have been received, although one of them is visible in the background here.

LM55FJD was allocated fleetnumber 5909F when new but this has never been carried and, as with other owned vehicles, it is believed that it is officially referred to by its registration number alone. Note finally that Tube Lines logos are still carried. By my reckoning, no more than 17 vehicles still retain these, plus perhaps a couple of bodies and trailers.

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