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Colin Lloyd
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2566V S266KRX
DB 2 

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07/04/2020

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Details: In the year 2000 the Emergency Response Unit had a fleet of recently-delivered vehicles of two distinct types. First arrivals had been five Volvo FL6.14 demountable lorries in October 1998. Numbered 2566V to 2570V, these lorries were combined with the bodies that had been bought in 1990 and latterly used on Mercedes lorry chassis such as 2496M. The bodies were given an amended livery at the time, losing their front red/blue chevrons for a plain red panel, while red/white Battenburg stripes were applied along the sides. The bottom of the demountable bodies had to be modified to fit on the Volvos, a cut-out being provided to clear the real wheelarches. The Volvos served the ERU for about nine years, and 2566V was seen passing through Vauxhall on 12th July 2007. By this time the Tube Lines logo had been added towards the back of the sides of the bodies, while the cab had lost its Battenburg stripes. A couple of months after this photo was taken, the ERU was re-equipped with purpose-built Mercedes Atego rescue units. Most of the bodies were disposed of but the Volvos were switched to general haulage duties, with appropriate changes to their markings.

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