70s motorway policing

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70s motorway policing

Postby 22900013A » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:52 pm

Well worth a watch this, late 70s traffic policing on the M62 Yorks/Lancs. Lots of interesting vehicles about, and plenty of Range Rover action. Interesting to see that back then nobody thought twice about taking series Land Rovers on the motorway!
http://sebvehicles.blogspot.co.uk/
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1966 IIA Swb 24125067C ex-SEB managers vehicle HMO968D
1969 IIA 1-Ton 22900013A ex-SEB NBK148G
1972 III 1-Ton 26600078A ex-SEB Cherrypicker VJT440L
1973 III 1-Ton 26600082B ex-SEB MRX287L

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Re: 70s motorway policing

Postby col » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:35 am

I enjoyed that Dan, Coppers on ice 8-) unfortunately I am off work and can not tolerate day time tv . 32 years of masonry has left me with Arthritis .

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Re: 70s motorway policing

Postby fuckwit » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:25 pm

`A different world. Takes me back. Much as they're nice to see, an RR generally made no more sense as a plod-car then, than it does on the school-run today.

Er, does plod tow anything these days? Suspect not. They'd get sued.

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Re: 70s motorway policing

Postby 22900013A » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:37 pm

These days you almost never see plod anyway. HATO certainly do not tow anything. Instead they just barrier off the vehicle and nearby lanes then sit in their Disco 4 watching the carnage. Only police allowed to tow to the hard shoulder apparently. The Range Rovers were very popular with police back in the day, fast, powerful and they could carry the kit and do a bit of recovery work as shown in the clip, two of them dragging an artic in the snow, impressive!
http://sebvehicles.blogspot.co.uk/
http://eblrs.org/
1966 IIA Swb 24125067C ex-SEB managers vehicle HMO968D
1969 IIA 1-Ton 22900013A ex-SEB NBK148G
1972 III 1-Ton 26600078A ex-SEB Cherrypicker VJT440L
1973 III 1-Ton 26600082B ex-SEB MRX287L

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New roads for old 1959

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Re: 70s motorway policing

Postby Trubster » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:44 pm

Good find - what a shame it is unladen !!

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Re: 70s motorway policing

Postby Toby » Sat May 12, 2018 7:24 am

Really interesting. Old school.


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