11/27/08 275 W, 1 I - + 15 - 15 Old Station and Apparatus Photos


For your holiday enjoyment, here are some newly uncovered old photos of Raleigh fire stations and fire stations. They date from 1954, circa 1980, and circa 1989. They're also noisy pictures, as they were scanned from printed contact sheets. Negative scans forthcoming. They'll be added to Mike's stations and apparatus pages as time permits. Click to enlarge. You may need to click a second time as well, after the image displays:
 

 
The pictures include the first posed photograph of the old tankers that's been found. Pics of the 1922 service truck have been hard to find as well. More notes and details:

Station 1 - 1954 
E9 - 1953 American LaFrance
E1 - 1953 American LaFrance
Engine 9 was the second engine at Station 1, later numbered E10, E15, and E13.
 
Station 3 - 1954
E3 - 1951 American LaFrance
 
Station 4 circa 1980
E4 - 1973 Mack
 
Station 5 circa 1980
Foam 5 - 1968 Chevy
E5 - 1973 Mack
T5 - 1961 American LaFrance
 
Station 6 - 1954
E6 - 1950 Mack
T6 - 1922 American LaFrance, remained in service until 1961!  Originally delivered with chemical tank and hose reel.
 
Station 7 circa 1980
E7 - 1971 Mack
T7 - 1980 Ford
 
Engine 8 circa 1980
E8 - 1961 American LaFrance
 
Station 10 - Circa 1971, before opening
Boom truck part of RFD fleet? Fire alarm system truck?
 
Station 10 circa 1980
E10 - 1960 American LaFrance
R10 - 1954 Reo, not staffed
 
Station 11 circa 1980
E11 - 1975 Mack
T11 - 1971 Chevy
 
Station 12 circa 1980
E12 - 1975 Mack
R12 - 1966 Chevy , reserve

Station 14 circa 1980
E14 - 1958 American LaFrance
T14 - 1960 GMC/Alexander, one of two, both served until 1986

Station 19 after opening, probably 1989
E19 - 1968 American LaFrance
B shift in late 1989 included new firefighter M. J. Legeros







  
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