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Colin Smith
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6695M WR58GFU

Location Link/s
Acton Works

Date added to site
18/01/2009

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Details: A notable arrival in December 2008 was the first small Mercedes truck (as opposed to van) to enter the central fleet since generator 2584M in 2002 (and the first dropside since 1993). Seen in the lorry yard at Acton Works on 3rd December 2008, exactly a week after first being licensed, this Sprinter dropside truck has standard livery and a tail-lift. Not lettered at the time, it was noted shortly afterwards at nearby Frank Pick House carrying the number 6695M. The object on the cab roof appears to be a very small light-bar. Fleet procurement policy is of course a mystery to us but this vehicle could have been obtained to allow comparison with the more common Ford Transit trucks. Or perhaps there was a requirement for a certain length of body. The open section on this vehicle does appear longer than that on any Transit.

Apologies for the quality of this shot, and also to the person who submitted a later view. I selected this one as it shows more of the bodywork.

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