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  • Iconic 1970s Lorries.

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    The Atkinson Borderer. These lorries were first introduced in the 1960s, and were commonly seen up and down the country in the 1970s.
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      Yes, Fodens - also popular make of fire engines
      Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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        1978 LEYLAND SUNBLEST BREAD LORRY.

        FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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          As they were based not far away, Fodens were popular with companies in Stockport & South Manchester.

          They were interesting style wise, with 1970s ones looking 15-20 years older.
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            Every year for the past few, we go to Bury in December to ride the Santa express steam train. We always go to the transport museum across the road after and this is my favourite in there...



            Scammell Scarab - 3 wheeled tractor cab. With the colour it's painted too, I always think Dell Boy's expanded his capacity.

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              been there on a few occasions nik.
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                Those 3 wheels were often known as mechanical horses, & used a lot on the railways for deliveries from freight yards before containers came along.
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                  Volvo F88/89. Became widespread during the 1970s and into the early 1980s.
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                    Originally posted by big kid View Post


                    been there on a few occasions nik.
                    You take a better picture than me. Steady hand there.
                    There's a really good bus museum in St Helens too, worth a visit if you're up in the nw like me.

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                      Bedford TK. In production from 1959-1982. This rigid lorry could be found all over Britain during the 1970s.
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                        I'm guessing the TK is in Oz/NZ?

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                          Might as well dive in...


                          Volvo F12



                          ERF NGC



                          Thames 400E
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                            A few more...


                            Peterbilt


                            Astrans - This is one of the original Destination Doha units.


                            Ford Transcontinental.



                            Guy Big J.
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                              Bedford MK

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