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Ray Monk
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8853F LO69YDK

Location Link/s
Acton Works

Date added to site
02/02/2020

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Details: It seems that vehicles are allocated fleetnumbers when they are ordered. Variances in lead times mean that actual deliveries are therefore often spread across a range of numbers. For example, arrivals in January 2020 included Fords in the 88xx and 89xx blocks, Volkswagens in 89xx and Renaults in 91xx. Because of this I can play a sort of bingo, crossing off numbers as gaps are filled. However, it is normal for a small quantity of numbers to remain un-used, presumably due to cancelled or amended orders. I have not been able to call 'house' on any block of 100 numbers since the 7300-7399 range of 2012. The 86xx range only missed one (8625), while the 87xxs lacked three (8723/8724/8786) which may yet appear. A better bet looks to be the 88xx range, first used in March 2019. A block of ten numbers (8844 to 8853) was notably empty until late 2019 when Transits 8844/46/47F appeared, followed by Transit Customs 8848/49/50/53F in January. It seems plausible that 8845/51/52F may soon follow to complete the range. Transit Custom van 8853F was at Acton Works on 25th January 2020, when it was just four days old. It seems likely that this batch will be for the Power Supply section.

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