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Tyne & Wear Emergency Tender Shelvoke in 1985
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No: 5532   Contributor: Ian Moore   Year: 1985   Manufacturer: Shelvoke   Country: United Kingdom
Tyne & Wear Emergency Tender Shelvoke in 1985

As promised, here's a picture best viewed in conjunction with picture #5510. As will be seen from the extremely short rear overhang, this shows the appliance in its original state.

Picture added on 07 January 2008
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Well Done Ian. This must be the earliest picture so far of ETN909W. The tell tail signs are : Domed, not sqaure rear centre roof beacon, lack of grille flashers, a reversible FIRE sign, no tyre pressure markings and only one set of 2 tones ( In this machines early days, from 2 miles away, you could always tell which of the Foxtrots were turning out. The sound of 1, 2 or 3 pairs of 2 tones were a give away - 1 for the ET only, 2 for the WTL only and 3 (a mish mash of a sound really) for both.

Barry, Please bring it to Preston Park this year !!


Added by Mark on 07 January 2008.
Great photo of this appliance, good to have such a good photo to compair before and after body alterations. Thanks Paul.

Added by Paul Warnock on 08 January 2008.
The E.T just behind the Shelvoke is EBB783C (See picture #1609 ). The curved roof profile is the tell tale sign.

Added by Barry on 08 January 2008.
Was this the older traditional center aisle walk through design or simply a big box walk around style?

Added by Rob Johnson on 04 January 2019.
Centre aisle, cupboards either side, with spare BA on one side with multiple spare BA bottle storage. Kit also included a decontamination shower. I will post some photos of the inside.

Added by Dr B A Hutchinson on 08 January 2019.
Thanks Barry, and a Happy New Year!

I was in Darlington briefly in December but unfortunately just did not have any time to take up your invitation to see your wonderful collection.

Added by Rob Johnson on 09 January 2019.
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