08/04/12 131 W, 1 I - + 5 - 6 Sale of Surplus Fire Trucks, 1976


What happened to Raleigh's 1924 ALF service truck chassis, 1936 ALF pumper, 1949 FWD pumper, 1951 ALF pumpers (2), and 1957 FWD pumper? (Read about those rigs.) They were sold as surplus on December 20, 1976. The sale location was Fire Station 8, where some of the trucks had been sitting for a spell. The service truck chassis in particular had been collecting dust since 1963, when the ladder bed was removed and installed on a new Ford chassis. What became of these trucks? The 1936 pumper, if memory of conversations with the late Bob Biggs is correct, ended up wasting away in some woods in our area. (Or maybe it was down east?) The 1957 pumper was bought by a private owner in Knightdale, and later served the newly formed Hopkins Fire Department. Click to enlarge:
 







  
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