Thursday, March 14, 2013

Scammell Local Delivery Vehicle

Scammell Local Delivery Lorry.
A lot of talk about overweight vehicles has occurred lately and I remembered one particular lorry that was used extensively by the Great Western Railway. It was the five wheeled articulated Scammell lorry that was used to deliver goods from the railway yards to the waiting village or town customers. It was in daily use from the mid 1930’s and right up until Dr. Richard  Beeching,  as chairman of Labours  newly defined British Rail, decided to reduce the country rail network. And sell of all unused rights of way. The photo above shows the vehicle in its GWR livery. Having just a single steering front wheel, it was useful to use in tight highway situations.

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