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079045 - Traffic HQ & Mobile Office

Photo of 079045 at Bristol Temple Meads

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Photo details

  • Bristol Temple Meads
  • Easter late 1960s
  • © Tim Robbins


Your comments

  • Ben Williams

    4 February 2017, 07:15:21

    We don't know anything more about this one - seems strange it has an IU number. If anyone knows any more please let us know.

  • Peter Hall

    4 February 2017, 11:13:27

    I knew nothing about this either but looks to be converted from GWR Auto-Trailer.

  • Paul Walter Bartlett

    5 February 2017, 10:56:57

    The 079xxx series was more usually associated with Dock IUs, although I do have a photo of 079006 at an unidentified location of another unusual GWR coach.

  • Andrew Burford

    5 February 2017, 16:12:54

    I have this noted at Birds, Risca, ex autotrailer number unknown - 23/08/1968

  • Andy Prime

    13 February 2017, 12:39:08

    From a member on RMWEB after a query on an Auto Trailer thread..

    "According to Vol. 2 of John Lewis' Trailer books, it was A.30 No. 187, built 12/32, condemned 01/61, departmental 06/61. He lists it as "Traffic HQ & Mobile Office, Shrewsbury"

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