06/23/12 141 W, 2 I - + 8 - 2 Engine A, Engine B, Engine C

Did know you that Raleigh's reserve engines were originally identified with letters? Engine A through Engine C. Was there ever a Engine D? Haven't seen such a reference. (And which is why some of the equipment on our antiques bears "A" or "B" or "C".) When were the reserve engines changed to numbers? Don't have that handy. Maybe someone can read through my various web site and tell me! (Secret fact about historians. They don't commit every single factoid to memory. What they can do, though, is usually find where they recorded or found such facts!) Anyway, here's Engine A (1950 Mack) and Engine C (1968 American LaFrance) from around 1982. From photo copies recently privately acquired from the Richard Adleman Collection. Learn more about Raleigh's old engines. Click to enlarge:

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