05/09/13 121 W, 2 I - + 5 - 2 Vintage Knightdale Tanker Found

Photographer and renowned rural explorer Lee Wilson last week tracked down this vintage Knightdale tanker. Named Rural Unit 2, the converted military "deuce and a half" was built by fire department members most likely in the late 1960s. The truck was listed on a department roster in 1970.

The location is off Robertson Street before it becomes Knightdale-Eagle Rock Road. The thing's been sitting there some twenty or thirty years. Thanks to Billy Neal, for the notification that we passed along to Mr. Wilson. And see these recent photos by Legeros of Knightdale's first pumper, now sitting in a field in Henderson. Looks like we forgot to blog about that. Click to enlarge:

Lee Wilson photos

Heart breaking. Another one that needed a home!
Tim H - 05/13/13 - 11:48

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