06/08/11 86 W, 3 I - + 5 - 4 Vintage Kill Devil Hills and Skyland Apparatus
Found for sale on eBay, still more 35mm scans of vintage apparatus from both sides of the state. Photo credit not known. Top to bottom is a 1969 American LaFrance pumper (1000/500) and a 1980 American LaFrance telesquirt (1500/500/50') from Kill Devil Hills, and a beautiful low-profile 1976 Oshkosh/Howe/LTI aerial ladder (1250/85') from Skyland. How many of those served in the Carolinas? That's also the type of ladder truck that Matchbox once made as a die-cast model. Remember that one?
I used to have one of those old Matchbox aerials… it was fun to play with.
CJS (Email) - 06/08/11 - 12:38
I had the opportunity to drive that Skyland ladder back in the late 80’s. It was a cool experience, but I felt like I was sitting in a Yugo rather than a fire apparatus.
Olson - 06/08/11 - 22:19
I remember visiting Skyland when I went to WCU, I was taller than the cab of the truck. Sure was a strange looking truck.
charlie3 - 06/09/11 - 17:01