Page 4.   Shelvoke & Drewry Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Spring 2017.


Mark Kennedy from Bangor, Northern Ireland, sent in this photo of his SD Freighter chassis being loaded to transport to its new owner. This Freighter has featured in previous Newsletters. It was bought from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2011 where it had failed to sell at auction. Unfortunately circumstances have found Mark unable to restore it or provide dry storage. The Freighter was last used at a lead works in Newcastle.

The good news is that it is to join Aled and Matthew Rees’ growing collection of refuse collection vehicles which they aim to restore. Aled tells me that arrangements have been made to store the collection at the Winkleigh (Devon) West of England Transport Collection. (See:-   )

On a visit to the collection Aled discovered another SD Freighter chassis, minus engine and gearbox, that was intended to be converted into a bus, similar to the Worthing Tramocars, by the Bournemouth bus society, since Bournemouth ran Freighters as sea front buses. One is pictured below.

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