03/25/11 135 W, 1 I - + 4 - 6 Raleigh's 1958 Tiller in Color

For your Friday enjoyment, here's a rare color view of Raleigh's 1958 American LaFrance tiller. The photo is from a slide, found and scanned by our friends at the Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communication Center. Yours Truly is working on getting copies of others in the series. Vintage color photos of the fire department have been surprisingly hard to find over the years. Thus these pics are pure gold.

We presented some of these maybe a year ago, in this posted set. The pictures are probably posed and feature police, fire, EMS, and emergency communications. Credit is probably to the city public affairs office. Or maybe the county Civil Defense office. Or were they called Emergency Management by that time? Watch this space for more. Click to slightly enlarge:

What is interesting to me about this picture is the lot adjacent to St 1. Looks like an old house in the picture, but I can remember it being a parking lot back in 1996 and now a condo building. Wonder how many structures have occupied the lot over the years?
JJ - 03/25/11 - 18:35

Sounds like a future posting, JJ!
Legeros - 03/25/11 - 18:38

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