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James Mair
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4916F S886WNM

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Rayners Lane Station

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Details: A handful of the numerous Ford Transit dropside trucks used by LUL have been fitted with what I call 'rubbish cages', these being intended to allow the carriage of bulky and loose but light cargoes. One such vehicle was Mk5 4916F, seen in the car park at Rayners Lane Station during an engineering possession. The cab carries lettering for the 'Metropolitan line', while the cage has been lined with sheets. This vehicle may have been used for collection of rubbish bags from stations, or perhaps it was used to move tree cuttings and other vegetation. The latter would explain its allocation to the most rural part of the LUL network. Just visible parked behind is anagrammatic 4961F, another Transit dropside but with a crew-cab and with normal, open bodywork. One curiosity is that 4961F had lettering for the 'Metropolitan & circle line'. Surely Circle should have had a capital C....

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