11/22/12 190 W, 3 I - + 2 - 6 Raleigh Mack to Fairdale Fire Department in Kentucky?

Here's an interesting story as posted to the timeline of the Raleigh Fire Museum's Facebook page, from Donald Bailey. This Mack CF pumper was ordered by Raleigh in 1978 or 1979. The city didn't take delivery of same, and it was sold to Fairdale Fire Department in Louisville, Kentucky.

It served as a first-due apparatus, and then as a reserve truck. It was refurbished in 1992, and sold in 2003 to the Breeding Fire Department in Adair County, KY. See the Facebook page for more details and more photos.

Next question, does here know this story? And reasons why Raleigh didn't accept the truck? Bailey says he contacted the Mack Museum, which confirmed that the truck was ordered by Raleigh. Recall also that a similar story has been told about a Burlington Mack, which we recounted in this posting in 2011.

What other rigs were once bound for Raleigh in prior decades, but didn't get here? For example, Chicago has or had a Pirsch ladder that was intended to compliment the 1986 Pirsch pumper that the city purchased. Here's a posting from 2006 about that story.

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