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Photographer / Copyright
Derek Everson
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1670LR EGN538J

Location Link/s
Neasden Depot

Date added to site
01/02/2021

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Details: Land Rovers formed a very small part of the numbered service vehicle fleet, with a total of thirteen being bought between 1963 and 1974. Unique amongst these was 1670LR, a long-wheelbase example with open back and canvas cover. While most LT Land Rovers were supplied by dealers (mainly Mann Egerton or Henlys), 1670LR was listed as having come from Chipman Chemical Co. This is no doubt due to it having been fitted with weed-killing equipment, though there is no external evidence of this in the photo. New in December 1970, 1670LR was allocated to the Permanent Way Engineer at 'Acton', which may or may not mean Acton Works! Derek photographed it at Neasden Depot during an open day on 6th July 1971, and it was to remain in use until autumn 1980. Also visible in this view are trains of A-stock and 1938 stock (on the left) and a T-stock unit (on the right), presumably one that was retained for sleet clearance duties after the type was replaced by the A-stock in the early 1960s.

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