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N 8 B 5.2K C 2 E Jan 16, 2013 F Feb 18, 2013
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This delightful period view was included with more recent material kindly provided from the Go North East archives by Keith Lee and David Slater and, as a bonus, it came with background information courtesy of Bob Kell.

Northern 491 (EF 4013) was a Macpherson-bodied AEC 426, one of several acquired with the business of Eastern Express Motors of West Hartlepool in 1930. New in December 1928, they came out of service between 1937 and 1939, with some being converted to wartime ambulances. 491 was converted to a breakdown tender during World War 2 and was replaced by an FWD in 1949, which was, in turn, replaced by an AEC Matador. The Chester-le-Street legal address is noteworthy (18-Feb-13).

See my complete set of recovery vehicles here:
www.flickr.com/photos/northernblue109/sets/72157626362284...

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Tags:   Recovery Vehicle Northern General AEC

N 3 B 3.7K C 0 E Apr 23, 2011 F Apr 23, 2011
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With a vast inherited fleet, BRS needed its own recovery vehicles and, like many bus companies, it found the war-surplus AEC Matador ideal for its needs. Some quite stylish rebuilds emerged but this is a more modest example, in reality a product of bus operator Lancashire United (22-Apr-11).

See my complete collection of commercial vehicles here:
www.flickr.com/photos/northernblue109/sets/72157626401398...

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Tags:   British Road Services recovery vehicle AEC Matador

N 3 B 2.5K C 1 E May 26, 2011 F Jun 17, 2011
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Another fictional recovery vehicle, this AEC Matador has been finished in the livery of South Shields Corporation Transport. The source image is the preserved Lancashire United AEC Matador photographed at the Manchester Transport museum in the mid-eighties (26-May-11).

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Tags:   AEC Matador recovery vehicle South Shields Corporation Transport

N 11 B 5.6K C 2 E Jun 7, 2011 F Apr 23, 2011
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This fictional AEC Matador is typical of the recovery vehicles used by many bus companies from the early post war years through to the 1980s. Designed as an artillery tractor, the four-wheel drive AEC Matador served in various specialised roles during the second world war. Well regarded, it was highly sought after when disposed of by government war-surplus sales. This particular example was converted into a recovery vehicle by the Lancashire United Company and photographed at the Manchester Museum of Transport in the mid 1980s. I have no record of Cleveland Transit or its predecessors owing such a vehicle, but it certainly looks the part (22-Apr-11).

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Tags:   Cleveland Transit AEC Matador recovery vehicle

N 12 B 5.7K C 1 E Oct 21, 2012 F Oct 15, 2012
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By request, here is the preserved Lancashire United AEC Matador recovery vehicle in Blackpool Corporation Transport livery. As no colour was specified, I've opted for the all-over yellow scheme. In reality, Blackpool operated a particularly long-lived Diamond T which, I believe, was ultimately replaced by a relatively modern ERF (21-Oct-12).

See also Scammell Pioneet recovery vehicle in Blackpool Corporation Transport livery:
www.flickr.com/photos/northernblue109/5966772249/in/set-7...

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Tags:   recovery vehicle AEC Matador Blackpool Corporation Transport


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