NGF 129 was new to Pickfords 1n 1952, one of a batch of three, NGF 119, NGF129 and, (we think) NGF128, delivered to Hayes Wharf In Enfield, London, and subsequently run from Pickfords Birmingham Depot.
It was originally fitted with a Meadows Diesel engine, which has now been replaced with a Leyland .680 Power Plus.
After its time with Pickfords it was used as a fleet recovery truck by British Road Services in the Herefordshire area and eventually ended up in a scrap yard near Bristol. It was rescued in the 90's by Steve More of Devon and restored to working condition, ending up moving to the North East and latterly back to the London Area where Alex Engineering returned her to the Pickfords livery.
after we bought NGF129, my wife decided she should be called Morag.
"Why Morag?" I asked.
"Because she's a mountaineer" was the reply/
here are a few of the disels that have been seen in the play pen in recent years.