05/16/12 142 W, 2 I - + 8 - 5 Raleigh's Old Engine 1 Returns Home

The Raleigh Fire Museum last week acquired a 1961 American LaFrance 900 Series pumper that originally served the Raleigh Fire Department. It was purchased with donations from active, retired, and former members. The engine served the city from 1961 until 1982, and was sold to the Stem Fire Department in Granville County in what we believe was 1986. It was later sold to a private owner.

The truck's in good condition and the museum will continue to raise money for maintenance and, hopefully, restoration. See photos of the engine's journey from Jan Chamblee and others, as well as photos from Lee Wilson. To learn about the Raleigh Fire Museum or donate money, see www.raleighfiremuseum.org. The engine will be participating in the Saturday, June 16 centennial celebration in downtown Raleigh. Hope to see you there!

Lee Wilson photo

Dean Narron photo

the truck looks nice. i hope they repaint it Raleigh red, and re letter it for RFD. Since it is owned by the historical museum and not the FD, will it be housed with the antique apparatus at 28 or is it going to be housed elsewhere.
charlie - 05/17/12 - 11:58

Glad to see that the orignal Mars light is still in place over the windhield.
DJ - 05/17/12 - 15:31

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