10/24/10 126 W, 2 I - + 7 - 3 More Roadside Attractions

Couple more old engines as seen along Highway 19, west of Spruce Pine, N.C. First is a formerly lime-green American LaFrance Century (?), and perhaps last used by a water department. There's an amber beacon on the roof, and a conservation sticker on the side. Second is a Seagrave K Series (?), a few decades old and in what looks like pretty good condition. Must be a recent aquisition of the tractor company that owns the thing. Doesn't look like it's been stored outside all that long. No idea where Centre FD is located, nor is Google helpful. Thanks to Mrs. Blogger for her patience in these and other hasty stops.

Finding old apparatus along the highways and byways is really cool. I tend to see several on my trips around the state to various parks, especially the ones further off the beaten path. I just never remember to get any shots of them on my way to or from. Perhaps I’ll help out Mr. Blogger with some as I can.
Duda - 10/24/10 - 10:33

Oh, and that ALF looks like a 2000 Series, but I could be mistaken.
Duda - 10/24/10 - 10:34

Yeah, I can never remember to get shots of the old trucks along the highways. The ALF is a Century. The 200’s had rectangular headlights. The Century is recognized by the 900/1000 looking front, but they have the ‘bulge’ fro the jump seats to accommodate putting on SCBA. It was a lot of fun in the narrow 1000 series and similar Seagrave cabs.
DJ - 10/24/10 - 11:02

As Lee mentioned, the white engine is from Wilson and is a 1977 ALF Century 1000/1000. The other engine is a 1973 Seagrave PB 1250/500. Both trucks have been sitting outside since 2007 in the same spots, rusting away.
BFD1151 - 11/04/10 - 21:06

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