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Philip Hambling
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Details: I'm going to end today's batch of photos with something a bit unusual. Few people took any notice of the garage sweepers owned by London Transport, and it might be fair to say that they were a minority interest within a minority interest (service vehicles) within a minority interest (the LT fleet). However, they were liked by a couple of people who took notes of ones they found. The chap in this photo went one step further. He worked at Edmonton Garage and, when that was closed in February 1986 (and he was transferred to Stamford Hill), he had towed Edmonton's sweeper home and put it in his garage! Phil met the man at a rally later in the year and was invited to come and see the sweeper at its new home in Ponders End. After some tinkering and a few helpers to push, the machine started up. The only lettering visible in this view is a letter N on the nearside of the water tank, but the vehicle is apparently L20, a Lister new in the 1960s and previously allocated to Enfield. Whether it still survives is not known.

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