5. SD Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Winter 2023.
SURVIVING SD VEHICLES.
Tommy Moore sent in this photo of the ex-Barking 1972 TZ Gully Emptier Reg. No. KLK 464 K which has been beautifully restored in Northern Ireland. The vehicle was purchased in 2017.
Two More Defiant Fork Trucks Survive.
Malcolm Bates tells me that he has located two more Defiant fork trucks that have survived. Perhaps I’ll have photos for you next time in the News Bulletin.
At Work in Sheffield.
GWJ 867 J is a 1970 TBN Fore &N Aft tipper which covered 71,855 miles in the service of Sheffield City Council. Retired in 1982 it was restored by its owners. It has been stored outdoors for several years, but Council are now considering its future. It had a watertight rear door for when it was used for night soil collection.
Photo courtesy City of Sheffield Council.
Home and Dry!
We have been informed by Malcolm Bares that the ex-Folkestone SD Freighter Reg. No. KP 7670 which was restored to 1922 condition by the SD apprentices and completed in 1968, has been moved to the covered premises of a local farmer. After being returned from Northern Ireland in 2022 the vehicle has been stored under its cover in the open air, so this is very good news.