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GXN 782 Outside the new Elgin Station
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No: 40722   Contributor: Peter McCombie   Year: 2017   Country: United Kingdom
GXN 782 Outside the new Elgin Station

Taken on 13th August outside the new fire Station when attending local vintage vehicle rally.
Originally Stationed at Elgin Marywell stables (NFS) then temporary accommodation (hydro board). In 1953 at the new station in Haugh road, Fraserburgh and latterly Gordounstoun school. See In-service Haugh road and Hydro board pictures on this site courtesy of Andy Bain.
Picture added on 15 September 2017 at 14:29
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What happened to its headlights?

Added by Rob Johnson on 15 September 2017.
They've got wartime blackout covers on them !!

Added by Rick Loudon on 04 October 2017.
Rick:

Peace has broken out, I hear....

Added by Rob Johnson on 05 October 2017.
But you will see it has NFS markings on it..i.e WW2 era..its called 'preservation'

Added by Rick Loudon on 09 October 2017.
Hi Rob, yep, would look a lot nicer with a pair of 8" headlights but was keeping to the original spec. Normal lenses carried as well in case some light is needed. The bell should be painted black but that was too much!

Added by Peter McCombie on 10 October 2017.
I sincerely hope the tyres are not "preserved" too - driving around in the dark is bad enough, but not on seventy year old rubber!

I agree about the black bell - daft idea anyway...

Added by Rob Johnson on 11 October 2017.
Just fitted set of new Firestone truck tyres. Fun times with crowbar and sledge hammer! Anyone want some 60 year old Goodyears (joking!)

Added by Peter mcCombie on 09 April 2019.
Is there such a thing as a tire museum?

Added by Rob Johnson on 10 April 2019.
Hi Rob, that would be good. I have some original trailer pump tyres (80 years old and definitely not roadworthy)!

Added by Peter McCombie on 16 April 2019.
Peter:

I can only guess that sooner or later you will grow tired of collecting these historic relics...

Added by Rob Johnson on 24 April 2019.
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