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|Details: Another view of Leyland Freighter bus recovery truck 2416L at the Wood Green Garage open day on 23rd June 1990. As well as showing the original bodywork and the recently applied grey-skirt livery, this photo shows the arrangement for towing buses. The twin booms (which could be rotated to either side if required) were used to lift the bus, while a pair of metal bars at the bottom of the lorry were used to actually pull (and steady) the bus. The new lifting gear fitted in about 1991 was of the spectacle-hoist type, which reached under the front axle of the bus. It should also be mentioned that the non-matching B73-XJD registrations carried by the four tow trucks bought in 1984 were only actually applied in early 1990. Prior to that, the trucks had operated on trade plates.|
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