07/10/11 148 W, 2 I - + 4 - 4 Station 2 at Memorial Auditorium, 1961

These vintage photos of Raleigh Fire Station 2 at Memorial Auditorium were brought to the museum yesterday. They were donated by Robert Upchurch, a retired Lieutenant who served the department from 1956 to 1983. He's pictured in the first photo. Need names for the other two. The photos are dated March 1961. We'll see if our library the log book for same, and can perhaps get those names. Station 2 was housed at the auditorium from 1932 to 1969. Here's some old film footage from there.

At least three of the stations had fuel pumps back then. Station 1, Station 2, Station 6. What's the apparatus in the second bay beside the engine? That's one of the old tankers. The 1960 GMC/Alexander apparatus, one of two, was housed at Station 2 from 1960 to 1963, when it was moved to Station 9, and then to Station 14 in 1974. Both were removed from service on September 4, 1986. Click to enlarge:

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