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James Mair
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4985F V544DGN

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Stanmore Station

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Details: A small number of four-wheel-drive vehicles have been used as service vehicles over the years, perhaps for roles where some off-roading might be required to access work sites. Such vehicles were Land Rovers for many years, but a couple of other makes have also been tried. The Ford Ranger has been a small but fairly continuous part of the central fleet since the arrival of the first two in September 1999. This pair was numbered 4986F and 4987F, the latter having a hard-top cover to the rear. Almost five months later they were joined by a third, numbered 4985F and registered in the same series. The reason for the delay to this vehicle is not known, but all three were allocated to the Lifts, Escalators and Pumps section based at Edgware Road Station (for some reason this department was permitted capitalisation in the cab-side lettering!). 4985F was seen parked outside Stanmore Station on the 1st of December 2000. Stanmore has neither lifts nor escalators so the vehicle must presumably have been attending to pumps! By the way, this generation of Ford Ranger was actually based on the Mazda B-series truck and differed from the Ranger models sold in America. Later generations were internationally standardised.

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