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Derek Everson
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2421D B421XYU

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Heathrow Airport Station

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Details: I recently published a photograph of Dodge Commando dustcart 2421D when it was newly delivered. This view, taken at Heathrow Airport Central on 26th November 1986 highlights a few changes made to the vehicle. As already noted, the lorry initially had wrong fleetnumbers (2420D), applied on the front only. It seems the same numbers were later applied in the normal position on the front corners. However, the incorrect digits had been removed, with a replacement '1' applied only on the nearside of the front. Another visible difference is the solid front of the bodywork, although this may be just the back of the compactor plate at its rearmost position. Finally four extra hydraulic lines had been added on the offside front of the bodywork. These are thought to be related to the lifting gear visible in the next photo.

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KeithDAs An ex dustman I can confirm that this is the rear of the compactor plate and the extra pipes would be additional hydraulic pipes for the lifting gear.Thu 22/11/2012, 22:08