GPO Vehicles


Make Commer
Model 1500 (PA) and 2500
Type Personnel Carrier, Type 3
Body Builder  
Use 12 seat Minibus (petrol)
Registration Number GLE 836C
Fleet Number Ranges 19824 to 19845 (DYR 652C - 673C) 1965 (2500)
200520 to 200529 (GLE 833C - 842C) 1965 (1500)
201276 to 201286 (JYY 2D - 12D) 1966 (2500)
202304 (NYV 844E) 1967 (2500)
Date of picture November 1965

General description and facilities
This vehicle is a commercial forward control van fitted with side windows, interior lighting and tip-up seating in the body.  Two seats are provided in the vehicle cab to accommodate one passenger and a driver and, additional seats, arranged longitudinally in the vehicle body, provide accommodation for a further ten passengers.  Access to the vehicle body is provided by double rear doors and a single near-side door.  The vehicle is provided on a supernumerary basis and, because of its expense, it should not be used or requisitioned unless there is a clear economic advantage in doing so, e.g. it could be used with advantage on projects at outstations where, once the heavy engineering vehicles are on site, the daily transportation of personnel in a single vehicle to and from the outstation would be more economical than the use of separate vehicles.  The tip-up seats enable the vehicle to be used as a light stores carrier, when it is not being used to its full seating capacity.  The combined load of personnel and stores must not exceed 18 cwt.  The stores should be securely stowed with no sharp projections, and not impede the movement of passengers entering or leaving the vehicle.

Taken from - P.O. ENGINEERING INSTRUCTIONS, TOOLS & TRANSPORT, VEHICLES, N 3073 (Issue 1, 12.3.68)




 

 
 
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