Page 3.   SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Summer 2017.

AN SD LOOK ALIKE FROM THE CITY OF SHEFFIELD.

This could easily be mistaken for a Shelvoke & Drewry Freighter, but note the name 'Electricars'. Perhaps this is why some people wrongly insist that SD Freighters were electrically powered. I vividly remeber that when the "1922" SD Freighter was on display at Old Warden in 2005 having to open the engine cover to persuade one visitor that there was a petrol engine under there. 

Also note that the rave height is much higher than an SD despite the small diameter wheels that are a lot thinner than SD's. On the SD Freighter 'greedy boards' could be fitted to raise the rave height as the body filled with refuse. It's a shame we don't have a date for this photo. But Dave Booth who posted the picture on Facebook tells me that Sheffield bought the vehicle in 1926 to complement the fleet of electric vehicles Sheffield had from 1920 onwards. Further photos of this vehicle may be found on the following pages:-

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s12520&pos=3&action=zoom&id=15433

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s12521&action=zoom&pos=4&id=15

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s12522&action=zoom&pos=5&id=15435&continueUr

And General refuse collection pictures at:-  

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?searchterms=refuse+collection&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%25refuse%25%3BAND%3Ball%3BCONTAINS%3B%25collection%25%3B


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