Aldridge Transport Museum
Displaying the legacy of road transport in the West Midlands
Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

OXS822M - Ford D-series Tractor Unit

Registration

OXS822M

Year

1974

Name

Ford D-series Tractor Unit

Operator/Owner

West Midland Travel (Transkil) (85)

Livery

White

Further reading

Originally built as the ‘business end’ of a car transporter, this unit was purchased by West Midlands Travel as an HGV training vehicle. It was later converted to its present condition as a garage shunter for use at Birmingham Central garage, with concrete blocks for stability and additional air tanks to enable broken down buses to be moved. The Museum retains it for similar duties, although it cannot legally be used on the road.