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Malcolm Conway
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1024 D803LVS

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Luton Garage

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Details: The next eleven photos are the tail-end of a feature looking at the service vehicle fleets as they were twenty years ago in 2000, this part looking at the bus company fleets. Having said that, I now realise that a couple of the vehicles may not have actually been in use in 2000. Take this Ford Transit dropside truck of Luton and District seen at Luton Garage. It had been first licensed in August 1986, and although the date of the photograph is unknown, various clues make me think it was probably taken in about 1988. But, with no sightings recorded, and not much in the way of official fleet information, the date it was disposed of is hard to pin down. It was last licensed until January 2008, but I have recorded an 'out' date of 'by2005', perhaps because I obtained a fleetlist in 2005 on which it did not appear. Even so, it could have been sold anytime between 1990 and 2005.
Luton and District was formed in 1986 from part of United Counties Omnibus. It was thus outside the traditional (pre-1970) London Transport area, though it later bought one of the parts of London Country and ... let's just say things became complicated.

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