02/20/15 159 W, 2 I - + 6 - 5 Vintage Photo of Raleigh's GMC Service Truck

Bought this on eBay, color slide of the city's 1964 GMC service truck. Photographed in October 1982 by Joel Woods. Served as Truck 6, Truck 16, Truck 8, Truck 15, and as a reserve. Chassis cost $3,270.56. Purchased in January 1964. With body and maybe equipment, cost $5,229.00. The body was probably constructed by Alexander Welding. Was placed in service as Truck 6 at Station 6 on February 8, 1965. Click to enlarge:

Joel Woods photo

There were three "modern service trucks" operated in Raleigh. The first was a 1963 Ford with a 1922 American LaFrance ladder bed. The chassis was wrecked in 1979 (see picture and another picture) and replaced with a 1980 Ford chassis. The second is listed above. The third was a 1971 Chevrolet. They were used in the city through the mid-eighties. Read about those trucks in my apparatus registry. Click to enlarge these photos. Top are the Fords, bottom is the Chevy:

News & Observer, Jeff Harkey (x2), Lee Wilson

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