05/09/10 126 W, 1 I - + 5 - 7 Shop Trucks

While we're visiting with old rigs of the Raleigh Fire Department, here are a couple shop trucks from back in the day. They're pictured behind the old shop building, behind Station 2 on Pecan Street.

Left is a 1975 Dodge fuel truck that was based there for many years. It was moved to Station 16 toward the end of its life, and perhaps around the time that its replacement was purchased, a 1998 Ford F Series tanker. What's the model of that Dodge truck, by the way?

Right is a shop-built wrecker named Big Red. The chassis was a Mack COE circa 1954-56. Need to research when the thing was built, and its operational years. Believe it ceased being used in the early Eighties. Click to enlarge:

not a motorhead, but looks like a 600 or Power Wagon
J.Boggs - 05/09/10 - 23:11

Most likely for that era, it was a W300 with either a 440 big block or 360 and a 4-speed NV235 trans or a Torque-Flite 727.
Duda - 05/12/10 - 23:08

Bit of an update on this one. Found log entries showing wrecker still in operation between Feb. 81 and Sep. 83.
Legeros - 09/05/10 - 11:05

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