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NY13 XV5799

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Baker Street Station

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Details: Now this is rather special. This photograph appeared in a Thornycroft publicity brochure produced in 1930. It shows one of their lorries in Metropolitan Railway parcels service livery, at what looks like Baker Street Station. Fleetnumber 33 is visible on the bodyside, while a larger lorry in similar livery is parked behind. XV5799 was new in February 1928 and was one of just 6 Thornycrofts known to have become part of the London Transport service vehicle fleet in 1933. It was later given fleetnumber NY13 and lasted until 1937. Three of the other lorries were numbered NY10 to NY12 (numbers NY1 to NY9 were applied to single deck buses inherited from Peoples Motor Services of Ware), of which two (NY11/NY12) lasted long enough to be given new fleetnumbers (334T/335T) in 1939. Details of service vehicles in the pre-LPTB era are still a bit sketchy but I hope to get access to the vehicle record cards soon, which may shed some more light on things.

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Phillip WaltonThis looks similar to the plastic kit made by Keilcraft about 30 years ago. Except that was a van and this is a tilt lorry/van. A relatively easy conversion and the kits are still common, I think they may still be produced by Knightwing. Tue 05/02/2013, 00:28