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I was very surprised to see this photo, showing that a fifth new lorry has been delivered to LUL at Acton. Not only that but it is the first 73-reg service vehicle to be reported. As with the lorries delivered earlier this year, KY73JXF has a white cab, blue bodywork and TfL (rather than LUL) lettering. It is a 2-axle dropside truck with tail-lift, the latter still in sparkling white when seen, and is based on a Volvo FE250 chassis cab. Note that the cab is low-profile, mounted lower and further forward than standard. The cutout in the cab door shows where the wheelarch would normally come to, while the front looks odd without any sort of bumper at the bottom. Speculating a bit, it could be that this lorry is intended to replace one of the two vehicles used by lifts and escalators (RK14ETT and RK14ETU), and perhaps the lower cab was specified so that it could fit inside Griffith House or other height-restricted locations. Time will tell. Photographed in the lorry yard at Acton Works on 24th September 2023.
Photo ID: 7699
Photo date: 24/09/2023 Size: Regular. An extra large copy of this photo is available.
Date added: 26/09/2023