12/23/07 414 W, 1 I - + 15 - 14 Raleigh Truck Company Histories


Here's more research from the old logs. By 1962, Raleigh had four truck companies. T1, T5 (aerials), T6, T7 (service). By 1988, Raleigh had six truck companies. T1, T11, T16 (aerial), T8, T12, T15 (service).



Truck 1 (aerial) was placed in service after February 10, 1916 with a 1916 American LaFrance tiller. It subsequently operated a 1916/1939 American LaFrance tiller and a 1958 American LaFrance tiller. Truck 1 received a 1977 Mack/Baker platform in 1977. Truck 1 received a 1979 Mack/1958 American LaFrance tiller on March 16, 1987 (old T5). Truck 1 received a 1988 Pierce platform on September 21, 1988.

Truck 5 (aerial) was placed in service by October 5, 1961, with a 1961 American LaFrance ladder. Truck 5 received a 1979 Mack/1958 American LaFrance tiller by May 6, 1980. Truck 5 was removed from service on March 16, 1987. The apparatus was moved to Station 1. The truck company's beds were moved to Station 15.

Truck 6 (service/aerial?) was placed in service on June 27, 1949 with a 1922 American LaFrance service truck. After the 1922 ALF was moved to Station 7 in 1960, Truck 6 likely operated a 1939/1917 American LaFrance tiller. Still confirming this. Truck 6 was removed from service after February 14, 1962, perhaps due to the condition of the apparatus. Truck 6 was returned to service on February 8, 1965 with a 1964 GMC service truck. Truck 6 was moved to Station 16 on June 8, 1979.

Truck 7 (service) was placed in service on October 25, 1960 with a 1922 American LaFrance service truck. Truck 7 was removed from service from around April 8, 1962, perhaps due to the condition of the apparatus. Truck 7 was returned to service by June 15, 1963 with a 1963 Ford service truck. Truck 7 was removed from service on May 31, 1979, after an accident, until March 12, 1980. Truck 7 was moved to Station 12 on February 1, 1982.

Truck 8 (service/aerial) was placed in service after September 16, 1981 with a 1964 GMC service truck. Truck 8 received a 1977 Mack/Baker platform (old T1) on March 16, 1987. Truck 8 received the 1961 American LaFrance ladder in the fall of 1988, after it was refurbished.

Truck 11 (service/aerial) was placed in service by June 14, 1972 with a 1971 Chevy service truck. Truck 11 received a 1986 a Seagrave ladder in 1986.

Truck 12 (service) was placed in service on February 1, 1982 with a 1980 Ford. It was removed from service on September 20, 1988.

Truck 15 (service) was placed in service on March 16, 1987 with either a 1964 GMC or a 1971 Chevy. Have conflicting information.

Truck 16 (service/aerial) was placed in service on June 8, 1979 with a 1964 GMC service truck. Truck 16 received a 1961 American LaFrance ladder (old Truck 5) on September 16, 1981. By this time, the 1961 ALF had likely been changed from gasoline to a larger, noisier diesel engine. Truck 16 received a 1979/1958 Mack/American LaFrance tiller (old Truck 1) on September 21, 1988.

Make sense? There will be a pop quiz later.



Two additional facts found today. Truck 11 received its 1986 Seagrave aerial ladder by December 30, 1986. Truck 11 received its 1990 Spartan aerial ladder on August 24, 1990 at 1200 hours.
Legeros - 12/26/07 - 14:40

Miss those old service trucks. I remember one being in the spare bay at FS#19 in late 90/early 91 – believe it was the Ford. Where’s that museum we keep rambling about?
Olson - 12/27/07 - 12:06

The musuem is located on Forestville Road, also known as Station 28…haha
Curator - 12/27/07 - 13:10



  
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