GPO Vehicles

Make Shelvoke & Drewry (S&D)
Model Freighter
Type 3 ton
Body Builder  
Use Stores delivery vehicle - 7 were purchased in 1930/1931
Registration Number XY 2782, XY 2792 and GO 7040
Fleet Number  
Date of picture 1925, August 1930 and January 1935

This diminutive looking lorry was an S & D Freighter, complete with a transverse engine and epicyclic gearbox which were fitted behind the drivers seat.  Despite the apparent small size, these were well built vehicles, generally used as dustcarts.  This particular example was used for the local delivery of cable drums.  Incidentally there was no steering wheel or gear lever as such, just a pair of tramway type controllers either side of the driver`s position.

The major differences in the two examples shown are the closed cab and pneumatic tyres on the 1935 variant.







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Last revised: February 03, 2021