01/31/09 160 W, 1 I - + 12 - 9 Back in Time


Sitting in the sun at Station 16 today are two trucks that take us back in time. Engine 123 is a 1990 Pierce Lance, one of two delivered that year. They were the first closed-cab apparatus in the city. Sweet rides that sounded like heavy trucks when they got going. Placed in service as Engine 3 on October 3, 1990, it also served as Engine 8, Engine 17, and Engine 23. Read more. Its twin served as Engine 5, Engine 19, and Engine 26. Each cost $218,000. The mini-pumper is a 1986 Chevy Silverado, one of three Chevys placed in service in 1986 and 1987. This one was placed in service as Mini 3 on August 18, 1986. It's also served as Mini 9, and Mini 4. The second Silverado was placed in service on April 24, 1987 as Mini 17, and also served as Mini 9, Mini 4, Mini 24, and Mini 23. The third was a Chevy Cheyenne, placed in service as Mini 9 on May 13, 1986, and removed from service after an accident on March 14, 1997. Read more.