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Photographer / Copyright: Ray Monk
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Date added to site:22/01/12
Details: Four AEC Mercury pole carriers were bought in 1958 for use in the dismantling of trolleybus overhead wiring. Two were withdrawn in 1967 but the other pair remained in stock until the mid-1970s. On 25th January 1972 1079Q was photographed on Hoskins Street in Greenwich, carrying cable drums from the nearby power station. Apart from the fitting of side indicators and enlarged mirrors, the vehicle was in almost original condition. Note the hand-operated chain winch crane, and also the registration number repeated on the front of the bodywork.
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aecsouthallExcellent early '70s colour photos of 1079Q, 746P & 747P. Neil F.Wed 20/02/13, 01:38