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AEC/HCB SS65' HP BAD 659B Gloucs
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No: 41107   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2018   Manufacturer: AEC   Country: United Kingdom
AEC/HCB SS65' HP BAD 659B Gloucs

1969 another view of Cheltenham Gloucestershire line up - see also picture #41079.

Were there other AEC HPs?

late Alastair Collins collection and used with permission.
Picture added on 16 November 2018 at 11:28
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I believe Bristol operated a very similar unit designated for some reason TL2. I saw this unit there in 1968 or 69.

Added by Rob Johnson on 17 November 2018.
At the time you mention Bristol had two AEC TLs and an ERF HP. The HP pictured was transferred to Kingswood, a suburb of Bristol but actually in Gloucestershire, it was absorbed into Avon in 1974.

Added by Avonmouth on 22 November 2018.
I now realise Skegness Lincolnshire had one similar, elsewhere on this site.

Added by Petros on 27 November 2018.
This looks like a canopy cab - a short-lived idea which was to be seen on both Dennis and Merryweather turntable ladder chassis in the early and mid 1950s.

Added by Rob Johnson on 08 August 2019.
It had a back to the cab with a sliding door access to the crew compartment, Avon transferred the appliance to A3 Avonmouth where it remained until disposal in the late 70s.

Added by Avonmouth on 08 August 2019.
I wonder if it was ever crewed by anyone actually sitting back there?

By the time of this photo in 1969 most towns the size of Cheltenham usually had only a one or two man crew on their aerial.

Added by Rob Johnson on 08 August 2019.
I believe it was generally driver only in Glos. but always a two man crew in Avon.

Added by Avonmouth on 09 August 2019.
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