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|Details: Seen parked on Melton Street (close to Euston Station) during an incident in the mid-1980s, 2413L was one of a pair of Freight Rover Sherpa 350 long-wheelbase vans allocated to the Signals and Electrical Engineer at Lillie Bridge. As can be seen, the vans had large Emergency signs mounted above the cabs, and they were used from 1984 until 1990. Although the date of this photo was not recorded, it could have been during the same flooding problems when Kim Rennie photographed service vehicles 3210B and 3409F. In fact, the Vauxhall Astra estate car parked beyond 2413L could well be 3210B. Although the larger Sherpa van models were only slightly bigger than a Ford Transit, they appear to have crossed a line in terms of purchasing policy. After 1982, all vehicles up to and including Ford Transits were leased and given fleetnumbers in the 3xxx series. Anything larger (including 300-series Sherpas and Dodge S-series vans) were purchased and numbered in the 2xxx series.|
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