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James Mair
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2376D NYR376Y

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Parsons Green Works

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Details: London Transport seems to have been happy with the ten Dodge Commando lorries bought in 1981, because they came back for more in 1983. Eight were delivered in the spring, all with NYR3--Y registrations, followed by a further six (with A4--SJD plates) towards the end of the year and into 1984. A final three were added in 1985 bodied as dustcarts. All of these featured the revised cab styling, with a larger front grille panel and black plastic mouldings around the headlights and wrapping around to the wheelarches. Although a minor change, this gave the lorries a considerably more modern appearance. Seen arriving at Parsons Green works when still fairly new, 2376D was a dropside lorry with crew-cab and tail-lift. The grey front wheelarches are notable, most LT Commandos having these in black. For a heavy lorry, 2376D had a rather short life. Delivered in April 1983 and based mainly at Chiswick Works, it was delicensed in November 1987 (when less than five years old) and sold the following March.

There is a better photo of Parsons Green Works coming up in the next batch but, before I forget, I should mention that a look at Google Streetview might be of interest. This now includes a 'drive' right through the old works up to the small yard at the far end. A lot of the buildings along the way appear to be unchanged from when London Transport last used them in the late 1980s.

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