04/18/09 131 W, 2 I - + 17 - 13 Raleigh Fire Museum / Station 28

Here's a nice sight, seen this evening while Mr. and Mrs. Blogger were ridin' around. Raleigh Fire Station 28 at 3500 Forestville Road, which houses an engine company and the city's fleet of antique apparatus. Inside are a 1905 American LaFrance steamer, a 1926 American LaFrance pumper (center), a 1950 Mack pumper (left), a pair of 1950s rescue boats, and a 1982 Mack pumper. Read about the three earliest rigs. The active engine is a 1995 Pierce Dash. Nice station, nice crew. Pay a visit and see some history. Why is this posting titled Raleigh Fire Museum? That's for the benefit of Google and other Internet search engines. No fire museum yet exists in the Capitol City, but the Forestville Road fire station is a comparable destination. Click once or twice to enlarge:

what a great picture!!
cornerhydrant - 04/18/09 - 23:29

there is room in there for display cases, plenty of room on the walls as well for framed work and more display cases – it would be great!
cornerhydrant - 04/19/09 - 12:17

What structures are being considered for housing the Raleigh Fire Museum? Or has things even progressed to this point yet?
Ben - 04/19/09 - 22:12

Engine 3’s quarters once they get a new house is on a wish list I believe…
Silver - 04/19/09 - 23:16

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