11/03/12 210 W, 2 I - + 3 - 1 Old Raleigh, Cary Engines Found in Shelby

Western North Carolina reader and photographer Benjy Grice (see his Picsa site including a page of relics) found a pair of familiar engines in Shelby this week. Here's one of Raleigh's old 1973 Mack CF pumpers, model number CF685F10, serial number 1594. That's old Engine 5, later old Engine 10. One of four 1973 Mack CF pumpers delivered that year. (Another four 1975 Mack CF pumpers were delivered two years later.) Delivered October 1973. Placed in service as Engine 5 on July 22, 1974. Served as Engine 10 from 1986 to 1997. Cost $43,033. Here's the truck's page on Mike's apparatus registry site. Click to enlarge: 

Benjy Grice photo

Here's one of Cary's old engines, a 1970 (?) American LaFrance 1000 Series, serial number 12-1-2263. Looking at my outdated Cary Fire Department timeline, it was delivered in 1971. Capacity 1000 GPM. At the same time, the department refurbished one of its older engines. Probably the 1965 American LaFrance 900 series. Looking at my page of historical CFD apparatus photos, my citation is a model year of 1971. Looks like it was the first Cary engine with a roof as well. See Lee Wilson's site for two more photos: as reserve at Station 3 and as reserve at Station 2. He also cites a model year of 1971. Click to enlarge:

Benjy Grice photo

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