07/17/11 116 W, 2 I - + 4 - 2 Vintage Photo of New Bern's 1968 Ford/Ward LaFrance


Found for sale on eBay, here's a slide scan of New Bern's 1968 Ford/Ward LaFrance, then operating as Engine 10. Remember Ward LaFrance? Quite a few custom and conventional WLF apparatus served in the state.

Regarding the photo, what station is shown? Doesn't look like any of the former stations in my list. Nor matches the current stations, shown on the NBFD web site. Wasn't there a small station on the west side, on a main road? Is that what we're seeing, and is it missing from my historical information? Click to enlarge:
 

 
Sunday update, here's the fire station in the photo, old Station 2. Click to enlarge:





Mike, I am pretty sure that was at the Fort Totten station which was closed when the new Headquarters station was built. There was another Station on National Ave. Sta.3 that also closed. The station on the West Side of town is Station 4 on Elizabeth Ave. at the intersection of Glenburnie Rd. It is still there and a Ladder Co. and Reserve Engine are housed there. This is from my memory, I left the City PD in 07’.
Chris (Email) - 07/17/11 - 16:52

Thinking more about that photo, I believe it is probably a rear station photo, which would explain my confusion trying to compare the door with the photos on my history page, etc.
Legeros - 07/17/11 - 16:57

Mike it does kinda does look like the old station 2 on ft totten drive but kinda hard to tell from that picture I will try and ask around
nbfr vollie - 07/17/11 - 19:14

Added a picture of old Station 2. It looks like the same thing, with the paneling since added over the brick above the bay door.
Legeros - 07/17/11 - 19:31



  
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