10/19/13 113 W, 2 I - + 5 - 2 Salem's Old Steamer on Display

Reporting from the road. Pay a visit to the Old Salem Visitor's Center (exceptionally nice building) in Winston-Salem and you'll see this beauty on display, a 1905 American LaFrance steam engine, fourth-size. Serial number 512. This was the second steamer operated by the Salem Fire Department. The first was an 1886 Button, fifth-size. Both were still on the roster (with the Button as reserve unit) when the town's of Winston and Salem merged. (The Winston Fire Department had three steam engines.) Read more about North Carolina's steam fire engines. Real photos forthcoming.

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