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Bedford Carmichael ET Southport BWM602B
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No: 41130   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2019
Bedford Carmichael ET Southport BWM602B

1970s Southport Merseyside. Carmichael made the cab too.

Late Alastair Collins collection used with permission
Picture added on 16 January 2019 at 12:12
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This custom cab was used by Carmicahael to build fire appliances on a variety of commercial truck chassis. These included Albion, Commer, Dodge, Ford, Karrier and Leyland as well as Bedford.

At least one was a mystery, with no chassis manufacturer's identification!

Most were water tenders or pump escapes, but there were also at least two TLs as well as this very unusual ET.

It was quite a bit more spacious than the more commonplace crew cabs built around standard lorry cabs back then, but - in the case of the D series Fords - it lost its tilting feature.

Added by Rob Johnson on 16 January 2019.
Up here in Tayside, we had Albion/Carmicahael Vista-vu appliances all Wtl's until 1971 then the Dodge K series HCB-Angus.

Added by Grant Melville on 24 January 2019.
It was marketed by Carmichael's as The Vista view cab.

Added by Shaun R. on 27 January 2019.
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