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AEC/HCB Angus ET Sheffield FB NWJ578K
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No: 39835   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2016   Manufacturer: AEC   Country: United Kingdom
AEC/HCB Angus ET Sheffield FB NWJ578K

1970 photo by N Tarling. Was this the first British appliance fitted with a Hiab crane - for motorway work on the M1 round Sheffield. NWJ was the forerunner of many modern vehicles of this type. I have an excellent model handmade for me many years ago based on the Dinky AEC - see Marcel's transport models site here picture 1049.
Picture added on 20 April 2016 at 11:34
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I had an opportunity to buy this ET about 25 years ago...in the same yard was the ex West Ham Fire Brigade AEC Foam Tender RJD 344 which was as rare as this ET..as far as I know NWJ was broken for spares (Hiab and winch) and RJD became a showmans tractor !!...should have bought them both !

Added by Rick Loudon on 20 April 2016.
I have just remembered when this left service it went to the McCormick recovery form's yard in Eastleigh, Hampshire where it was preserved I think and went to rallies.

Added by Peter Williams on 20 April 2016.
Yes. Thats the yard I saw them in !

Added by Rick Loudon on 22 April 2016.
It left service with 984j and 983j went to Trevor Corp of fair oak the the et went to mcormicks and was stripped of its hijab and winch and was then broken some of the bits which are now on 984j 😉

Added by Matt on 21 July 2016.
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