|London Transport's tree lopper lorries had a sliding door in the nearside for crew access, and large rear doors for unloading cuttings. Because these vehicles often had to park on narrow country lanes and roads with overhanging trees, the back doors were painted with yellow/black chevrons to provide warning to other motorists. 1241F was photographed at Grays Garage on 12th June 1977, although it was officially allocated to Northfleet. Alongside is a coach that never carried passengers for LCBS. T1 was one of 4 AEC Reliances bought second-hand in 1974 to train drivers in the use of manual gearboxes. The four Thames Trader tree loppers used by LCBS were withdrawn in 1979, following the delivery of two new Ford D-series lorries. These initially carried the bodywork removed from two of the Traders, though they were given new bodies in 1984.
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