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Ray Monk
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4820F R38OMJ
8203F LP16UTL

Location Link/s
Acton Works

Date added to site
11/09/2019

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Details: There are two surprises in this photo, taken at the bottom of the stub road in Acton Works on 29th August 2019. Starting with the obvious one, Ford Fiesta 8203F has come back! This car, latterly based at Hainault Depot, was seen leaving Acton Works on the back of a transporter on 29th July 2019, with evidence of accident damage. As many vehicles of similar age - including most of the Ford Fiestas - were being withdrawn at the time, it was assumed that 8203F would not return. However, it was repaired and came back to Acton as seen here. What is not yet known is whether it will return to service. It could be that the lease agreements require any damage to be repaired before the vehicle is returned to the lessor.

The second surprise is the red Ford minibus visible in the background. This had been new to the central fleet in January 1998, being allocated fleetnumber 4820F, although it carried no lettering. It was officially withdrawn as long ago as August 2002, but made a couple of appearances at Acton Works over the next seventeen years. It would be interesting to know who now owns/operates it...

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