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Hebble's towing wagon 4, JX9106, an AEC Regal I 0662 originally new in 1946 as bus 181 with Weymann B35R bodywork, it was withdrawn in 1955 and rebuilt in this form by Spen Engineering Ltd. utilising the original two rear bays and dome of the original body to form a crew cab, then fitted with a dropside body behind. It was withdrawn in 1970, being replaced by a Bedford RL, passing to Tony Blackman for intended restoration by 1971. It subsequently passed to David Hoare of Chepstow for a while before returning to Blackman family ownership. A recent photo on the internet claims it is shown being towed away from Halifax to its 'new owner'.
Here it is seen at Stump Cross almost at the end of its life of toil (and believe me.....it toiled very hard indeed in Hebble's last couple of years !) rendering assistance to sick East Yorkshire Leopard/Cavalier 738. The radiator grille and lower part of the radiator shell had by then been dispensed with. Note the two mechanics looking typically but understandably harrassed !
Photo taken by John Stringer, August 1970, Godley Lane, Stump Cross, Halifax
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