04/08/12 136 W, 1 I - + 5 - 3 Old Truck 6 - 1922 American LaFrance Type 14


Actually the original Truck 6, a 1922 American LaFrance Type 14 combination service truck that was placed in service at Station 6 on June 27, 1949. Prior to that time, it served as Truck 2 at Station 2 and Service Truck 1 at Station 1. While at Station 1, from 1922 to 1941, it was part of a two-piece ladder company. For some fire calls, personnel took the aerial ladder. For others, they took the service truck.

This News & Observer photo is from April 1958, when the truck was a mere 36 years old! Look closely and you'll see the familiar equipment. It was removed service on July 24, 1961. The ladder rack was placed on a 1963 Ford chassis. The rest of the truck sat behind Station 8 until sold as surplus on December 20, 1976. Read more about the truck. Click to enlarge:
 


News & Observer photo







  
Remember personal info?

/ Textile

Comment moderation is enabled on this site. This means that your comment will not be visible on this site until it has been approved by an editor.

To prevent spam we require you to answer this silly question
 

  (Register your username / Log in)

Notify:
Hide email:

Small print: All html tags except <b> and <i> will be removed from your comment. You can make links by just typing the url or mail-address.