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Somerset Bedford TK
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No: 20900   Contributor: Paul Pickford   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: United Kingdom
Somerset Bedford TK

This picture was taken by Lester Solway and is published with his full permission. It shows the Bedford TK powered by a Rolls Royce Petrol engine PYC321L that was stationed at Burnham on Sea. The picture was taken in front of the Old Fire Station in Burnham which was under the town hall. The building is still standing but the station was moved in the early eighties and the doors were bricked up. Note the Rolls Royce badge has been moved to the bumper from its original position next to the HCB Angus badge. A hose reel adaptor is being used from the hydrant to wash the lengths of delivery on the ground. This machine was part of a batch of four Somerset bought that year from PYC321L to 324L. Somerset kept three but lost 322L to the County of Avon when it was formed in 1974. Well I suppose Somerset had to give Avon one decent machine.
Picture added on 04 December 2009 at 10:04
add commentComments:
You said it Paul,ONE.

Added by Bristol Bob on 04 December 2009.
Nice one Paul! Told it as it is!

Added by John Stott on 05 December 2009.
Somerset had two more Rolls Royce powered TKs they were TYC677&678M. I beleive 677 was at Yeovil then Crewkerne and 678 at Wellington.

Added by George A'court on 19 December 2009.
We had two in Hereford an worcester TFK263M/TFK264M

Added by Kevin Harris on 22 November 2015.
you can see one of the TFKs here at picture #27026.

Added by Peter Williams on 28 November 2015.
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