11/03/12 147 W, 4 I - + 8 - 4 UPDATED: Old Raleigh Engine at Scrap Yard

October 27
The apparatus is old Engine 3, a 1951 American LaFrance 700 Series, serial number L-4433. It was saved from the scrapyard in 2007 by Tim Henshaw, a member of the department and a local apparatus owner. (He and his rig were profiled in the 2008 issue of the RFD newsletter.) The rig had been stored for years, but was not destined for restoration. It was "parted out" a few weeks ago before being put to pasture. Click to enlarge these photos from November 2007:

October 23
As reported by a reader in a comment on this prior posting, another Raleigh rig was awaiting recycling at TT&E on Garner Road two weeks ago. It was photographed by another reader. This one's an American LaFrance 700 Series. One of four that the city had. Looks largely stripped. Thanks Patrick! Click to slightly enlarge:

Is this a mate to the one at Stn. 9?
Chuk Gleason - 10/25/12 - 08:55

Negative. Old Engine 1 is a 1961 ALF 900, one of two delivered that year.

The four ALF 700s were of model years 1951 (2) and 1953 (2).
Legeros - 10/25/12 - 09:04

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