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Nellie steps into the breach


Added by Mark Webster on 15 February 2019

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A wet Sunday saw the dedicated DAS crew shifting the Trident into the Conservation Hall for repainting. On the day, the tug wasn’t happy so Nellie stepped in like the old soldier she is, and did a great job.

Nellie is a 20 ton GVW post-war military AEC truck of a type introduced in May 1951, available as 6x4 and 6x6 variants. It has a 6-cylinder overhead valve diesel engine of 11.3 litres, producing 144 hp. Top speed approx. 43 mph.

Why Nellie? I’m told she used to work in a circus!

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