Telecommunication Vehicles
The GPO Fleet and its successors, showing the vehicle history of the Telephone Service

The GPO Fleet and its successors
...with examples from the GPO, Post Office Telephones, British Telecom, BT and Openreach. Also includes the Post Office Radio Service, PEUs (Pole Erection Units) and elevating platforms.
Photo: Osborne Lane, Amberley Museum © LSA April 2011  
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BT/PO Vehicle Rally 2015
BT/PO Vehicle Rally 2015
The Post Office Vehicle Club's 2015 Rally was held on Sunday 26th April 2015




British Telecom Bedford HA at MKM © LSA April 2014
   
Paint Colours

These are defined under the British Standard Specification for colours for identification, coding and special purposes - BS 381C

The latest version of the standard is BS 381C: 1996 which specifies the names and illustrates 91 standard colours.

  • 538 Post Office Red  (previously British Standard Colour No.38) was used on mailvans until about 1968 when...
  • 539 Postal Service Red was used.
  • 223 Mid Bronze Green was used on telecom vehicles until about 1968 when...
  • 356 Golden Yellow was used.
  • 631 Light Grey the original colour of equipment racks. More commonly known as (Light) Battleship Grey.
  • 384 Light Straw the colour of Post Office equipment racks from about 1960.


Links

www.aquatecpaint.co.uk/
www.magirusgroup.com/de/en/

Post Office Vehicle Club
Post Office Vehicle Club
Showing the vehicle history of the telephone service, with examples from the GPO, Post Office Telephones, British Telecom, BT and Openreach.

Also includes the Post Office Radio Service, PEUs (Pole Erection Units) and elevating platforms.

Resources

Post Office Stores and Telephone Vehicles Royal Mail -Trucks in Britain Post Office Vehicle Club


Note:

These books contain a wealth of photographs and information about the Post Office Fleets.


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