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Humberside Land Rover SWX 281L
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No: 28707   Contributor: Steve King   Year: 1984   Manufacturer: Land Rover   Country: United Kingdom
Humberside Land Rover SWX 281L

I took this photograph in 1984,can anyone tell me me if it was still running as an RT at the time.
Picture added on 18 July 2011 at 15:15
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Looks like it was taken at Bridlington in which case it will have been, it was replaced by a rescue pump which may have been H reg, can't remember now. PS Nice to see The Professionals in the background too!

Added by Glenn Ramsden on 18 July 2011.
Glenn, It does look like Bridlington.

Added by Graham David Mitchell on 18 July 2011.
I worked in Beverley from 1989-1990 and remember this being at A4 Beverley. At that time Beverley was a three pump station as well as this appliance.

Added by Mike Burnett on 20 July 2011.
This vehicle was one of a seven or eight that were originally purchased by West Riding County FS in 1973(?)as Emergency Tenders, and passed into new brigades on reorganisation in 1974.
I was at Castleford at the time, and I think we had 279L. They had a large dry powder tank in the rear, with a lenth of special hose and a nitrogen cylinder for discharge. They also had all the usual RTA gear, and were quite top heavy. However, they were unbeatable off-road. I once towed an ambulance out of a ploughed field with one, after a helicopter crash. Didn't know it was on! It had a front mounted winch, driven by PTO. As the vehicle had a transmission handbrake, you were supposed to use the winch with it off, in conjunction with a pair of 'Ground Anchors', a pair of the most lethal bits of kit I've ever come across! We used to use the winch with someone sat in the cab, handbrake off and foot firmly on the footbrake! Those were the days when Castleford had a WrL, Wrt., FoT and ET. Now it's going to be a one pump day-manning station.....
If anyone has any pics of Cas or its appliances, I'd be grateful, especially Dennis F46a BWY 616H, one of the fabulous (when new!) Dennis's bought to replace the old F12's in about 1971-71.

Added by John Stead on 21 January 2012.
This vehicle was one about about a dozen or so based on RHD export 1-Ton Land Rover vehicles. I am quite interested to know the spec as usually the 1-Tons had 900x16 tyres and a very low geared gearbox compared to ordinary Land Rovers. Any info most gratefully received on these vehicles, I have the chassis numbers written down.

Added by Dan W on 23 January 2014.
I have a photo of BWY 616H taken with it's crew in Cas Station drill yard, taken by Andy Burgess

Added by Trevor Dobson on 04 February 2015.
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