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Philip Hambling
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3386F D588CDD

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Enfield Garage

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Details: As mentioned before, when the Mk3 Ford Transit replaced the Mk2 as the standard mid-sized van for London Transport, the default livery changed from grey to red. The red on this example looks a little bit orangey, but that may just be a result of the photography/printing/scanning process. 3386F was a short-wheelbase, low-roof van leased in January 1987 and allocated at first as a cover vehicle for the Group 2 fleet. The 'Groups' dated back to the 1946 reorganisation of the fleet. Group 1 were special-purpose vehicles such as breakdown tenders. Group 2 vehicles were those used by specific departments such as advertising, while Group 3 was for general purpose vehicles operated by Central Distribution Services. 3386F had the traditional gold London Transport lettering (which was destined to disappear over the next couple of years), below which was Distribution Services in white. It was photographed leaving Enfield Bus Garage in February 1987, with an Eastern National Bristol VRT bus in an all-over advert heading the other way.

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