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|Details: This being a Ford Transit, there is of course much I can say about it! 5724F (EK54UFX) was seen at Broadway on 8th July 2005, the day after the terrorist attacks in London. The removable mini light-bar and Emergency lettering on the bonnet probably relate to its use in connection with those events. The red strip is unusual in that all the lettering is reversed, even the small Tube Lines and Underground logos. For 'rear view' notices one would expect only the largest lettering to be so. LBSL and LUL do have a stock of magnetic signs and notices for use on vehicles and it may be that these are all reversible. The inclusion of two emergency windows (matt black areas) suggests that this is an extended length minibus, while the engine shut off notice at the bottom of the cab door indicates it may be one of the vehicles licensed as a PCV. The DiPTAC-style yellow handrails inside would support this. Earlier PCV service vehicles carried legal lettering on the lower panels in a similar style to buses. Finally, the rear wheel arches have a flare fitted, reminiscent of long-wheelbase Mk2 Transits like 3000F.|
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|Steve Howard||Emergency label on front removed when noted on 23/8/05|
Note: Edited by Steve Howard, 17/09/05, 22:51.
|Sat 17/09/2005, 22:50|