National Coal Board
Bedford CF 350
Used for mines rescues in the 1980s
KKU 655P National Coal Board Mines Rescue Atkinson Borderer with Rolls Royce engine. After seeing many years of active service, the vehicle was restored and is now in preservation and is displayed around the country. Different trailers can be attached, such as an emergency winder or low loader vehicle carrier.Share Follow
YP58 HBF Mines Rescue have this Ford Transit as the ‘first away’ emergency response vehicle at Kellingley Mine. It is fitted with two blue light bars on the roof as well as repeaters in the front grille.
The front, showing how it would be seen in your rear view mirror. In addition to the blue flashing lights are wig-wag headlights.
The rear, showing the smart livery and high-visibility chevrons.
In the back is an array of equipment including breathing apparatus, stretcher and lighting.
The vehicle on stand-by outside the rescue station.
R490 OCH This yellow Ford Transit is the primary turnout vehicle for the Mine Rescue Service in Selby. It is fitted with a roof mounted blue light bar and yellow stripes up the sides and across the front.
This is the view inside the back of the Transit. Ropes, breathing apparatus and first aid equipment are carried amongst other tools.
T926 JHE This Ford Galaxy is used for emergency personnel transportation. It is used when an incident demands additional trained personnel, but not additional rescue equipment. It is not unusual for this vehicle to travel hundreds of miles to assist other mine rescuers. The comfort level and speed far exceeds that of the Ford Transit.
The rear view of the Ford Galaxy. This £24,000 MPV is the V6 ghia model with the 2.8 litre petrol engine producing 174 break horsepower. The light bar is mounted on the roof rails to aid removal when selling the vehicle later. A 51-plate darker blue 2.3 litre Galaxy has also been purchased. It is undecided if this vehicle will be liveried-up or not (not pictured).
M326 XWF Another Ford Transit based at the Selby station. This is the Hi-Cube version (high roof line) because it is a personnel carrier. It has two sets of blue lights on the roof. It is quite unusual for an emergency vehicle of this height not to have additional blue repeater lights mounted next to the headlamps. The blue roof lights may not be seen when motorists look in their mirrors.