01/09/08 36 W, 1 I - + 13 - 8 Old Darley Ad on eBay


From a reader, here's an old magazine ad for Darley for sale on eBay. It shows pics of pumpers for Knightdale, Youngsville, and Archer Lodge, among others. Click to slightly enlarge:





Now that is old!
ewfd200 (Email) - 01/09/08 - 08:37

Wonder what they ended up doing with that truck?
Kdale0 - 01/09/08 - 10:11

The last time I was around there Morrisville still had their Darley of similar vinatge (one of 3 they eventually bought) in modified form. I think Archer Lodge still has theirs. Durham Highway also had one of the same vintage, very similar to the Morrisville unit.

Their were a lot of them around NC from the same era. They were good, dependable units. The Darley pump, in my experience, was one of the best- pumped a many a gallon of water through a Darley.
DJ (Email) - 01/09/08 - 11:06

Dont you know? thats the NEW engine we’ve got on order!
Kdale - 01/09/08 - 19:07

I wanted to buy that book off of ebay, but a certain captain, won it!! Thanks William!!!!
Beach - 01/10/08 - 13:07

Ha!
ewfd200 (Email) - 01/10/08 - 13:54

While out doing pre-plans today, came across an old fire truck on the side of the road. As we are riding by, I yelled at my driver to stop the truck. I am in total shock of what I have seen. It is the above truck in the picture. Youngsville Fire Department! I made a few phone calls and it appears that one of the members had seen it a couple of months ago and called about purchasing it. From what I have been told, it is not for sale. However, there is interest there, and maybe, it will be back at YFD before too long? I took some pictures and will be sending them to Mike on Tuesday.
ewfd200 (Email) - 01/14/08 - 22:03

It would be interesting to see where a lot of the fire trucks from the 60s and 70s wound up. I know the Ford/ALF that Apex had was totaled, but what about DHFD #1, Yrac #1, the K-dale truck pictured in the ad, and others. Anyone got any ideas?
DJ (Email) - 01/14/08 - 23:59



  
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