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Dorset Commer UFX157 Great Dorset Steam Rally
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No: 19232   Contributor: Paul Pickford   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: United Kingdom
Dorset Commer UFX157 Great Dorset Steam Rally

This picture was taken at the Great Dorset Steam Rally on 04/09/09 its not the best picture because the apliances were parked close together. it shows a Dorset Commer Karrier with bodywork by Carmichael which entered service in 1963 stationed at Weymouth. Aruond 1967 it was moved to Maiden Newton where it remained until taken out of service around 1978.
Picture added on 08 September 2009 at 09:27
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Just to let Paul know its not a Commer its a Carmichael bodied Karrier Gamecock of mine. Regards Graham

Added by Graham Newman on 08 September 2009.
Ah you learn something new everyday, I always thought these were Commer appliances.

Added by Paul Pickford on 08 September 2009.
Further to my last comment is a Karrier not made by Commer then. There are photos on this website of the appliance that was parked next ot it at the Steam Rally this year and this appliance owner had described it as a 1959 Commer Karrier?.

Added by Paul Pickford on 08 September 2009.
Graham - do you have any more pictures/details of your rig here, for us.

Would love to see them.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 09 September 2009.
Graham, I'm a Karrier fan too, would also appreciate some more pics of her, thanks,,

Added by Pav on 10 September 2009.
Paul, they are Karrier Gamecocks which were built by Rootes Group which also built commers. They have the same engine as Commer fire engines with 'miles' type bodywork and share a lot of other parts so often get called commer Karrier's. Infact the Karrier was slightly smaller than commers so was useful to smaller brigades I own the Karrier next to Grahams and thanks to Graham the line up you saw at Great Dorset was made possible.It was great to see the Two Karriers together and I agree Grahams is a great example.

Added by Martin Wannell on 11 September 2009.
Thanks Martin thats answers my question nicely.

Added by PAUL PICKFORD on 12 September 2009.
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