07/28/08 101 W, 1 I - + 14 - 8 Another Raleigh LaFrance Found


Another one of Raleigh's old American LaFrance engines has been found, at least from some years ago. This 1992 photo, sent from an RFD member, shows a seemingly pristine 1958 pumper, registration number N-720. Present whereabouts may be Alamance County. It served as Engine 9 at Station 1, Engine 10 at Station 1, Engine 11, Engine 14, and in reserve. The contract for purchase was dated December 4, 1958, and it was delivered by August 29, 1959. It had a 1,000 GPM pump and a 300 gallon water tank. In later years, the shop added both a fiberglass roof and a top-mounted booster reel. See vintage photos. Click to enlarge:
 





Mike , you have a better location in Alamance Co? If so , I could try to get a few more pics for you.
Travis Loy (Email) - 07/28/08 - 22:18



  
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