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Austins help to build London's longest water tunnel

18th April 1958, Page 37
18th April 1958
Page 37
Page 37, 18th April 1958 — Austins help to build London's longest water tunnel
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AUSTIN trucks are playing a great part in this enterprise. Kinnear Moodie & Co. Ltd. are the Civil Engineering Contractors working, day and night, on the project. The Managing Director of the Company has this to say about their Austin fleet; "If ever there was a test of a vehicle's toughness it is this job being tackled now. For instance, 53,000 tons of concrete segments, which line this tunnel, are being brought from Ashford, Middlesex, to the working shafts in places between Hampton and Regents Park. The round trip varies between z6 and 36 miles—and through London traffic at peak congestion hours ! One of our Austins has already co-tered 65,000' miles on this job alone, sometimes making three round trips a day. It has shown itself as nippy in negotiating London's traffic as it is tough and dependable with such heavy. loads on board. Every day our Austin fleet is kept busy—and not in London alone. The trucks carry pre-cast concrete, plant and prefabricated buildings to all parts of Britain—with never a hitch or hold up. We buy all our Austins from Wimbledon Motor Works fimited. They are always willing to give advice and maintain an exceptional Austin service."


Locations: Austin, London

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