06/28/09 126 W, 2 I - + 6 - 11 Then and Now


Here's a reasonably replicated then and now photo from yesterday's birthday party at Raleigh Station 6. Left is circa 1950, courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives, and showing a 1922 American LaFrance service truck (left) and what's probably a 1925 or 1926 American LaFrance pumper (right). Right shows a 1950 Mack, and old Engine 4, a 1926 American LaFrance Type 75. How many differences between the pictures can you spot?

Next question, did old Engine 4 serve as Engine 6 for a period? That's one story that's been handed down. Engine 4 received its first FWD pumper on March 3, 1950. Engine 6 received its Mack pumper right around the same time. The 1950 Mack was delivered in March. Old Engine 4 might have been moved Station 6 for a stretch. To be determined. Click to enlarge either photo:
 





For one, they upgraded the bay floor chair to the ever-comfortable This End Up model.
Rhodes - 06/28/09 - 09:06

Mike…speaking of the NC State Archives, do you ever submit any of your photos to them so they can be viewed 100 years from now for future generations?
BP - 06/28/09 - 09:11

The idea of submitting to the State Archives is a good one. That’s something I’ll do someday.
Legeros - 06/28/09 - 09:32



  
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