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Derek Everson
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1878F SMU878N

Location Link/s
Neasden Depot

Date added to site
18/02/2021

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Details: Another gem from Derek. London Transport operated lots of examples of the Mk1 Ford Transit but they were nearly all diesel-engined. The only known petrol-engined Transit Mk1s were four minibuses bought in 1974 and numbered 1877F to 1880F. The petrol Mk1 Transit was easily recognisable as it had a flatter bonnet and a wider, shallower front grille. Compare this photo with similar (but diesel-engined) 1600F. The distinction no longer applied following the introduction of the Mk2 Transit in 1977. Three of these four minibuses were operated by the Permanent Way Engineer, including 1878F seen at Neasden Depot on 17th September 1975. The fourth (1880F) arrived a couple of months later and was used by the Signal Engineer. All four were sold in 1980.

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