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Military Vehicle Photos
Bedford Sea Coal wagons Hartlepool 1984
A trio of Sea Coal wagons at Hartlepool in 1984. Two are Bedford RLs and the other is a TK.
These ex Military vehicles could quite often be found along the North East coast travelling along the beaches collecting up coal washed up on the beaches from ships cleaning out their holds.
In the eighties most were big Bedfords like these or Austins, but now you are hard pushed to see a Landrover doing it these days.
The three Master in the background is HMS Warrior then undergoing its restoration at what is now Hartlepool Historic Quay.
Picture added on 12 February 2013 at 21:07