10/06/15 142 W, 2 I - + 7 - 3 Cannon Mills Fire Engine at Transportation Museum

From a reader, here's a photo posted by the Troy Fire Department on Facebook, from the fire truck show at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in June. 1960s (?) Ford C/American LaFrance pumper formerly operated by the Fieldcrest-Cannon Fire Brigade. They protected the facility formerly known as Cannon Mills, and that founded the town of Kannapolis. (The plant was named Fieldcrest-Cannon from 1987 to 1997.)

The truck appears to original, as shown in the below historical photo. (See the larger picture in this blog post from 2009.) Presumably presently privately owned. Read this other blog post from 2009, to learn the full history of the mill, village, and town fire department(s). (See also this third posting, showing then and now KFD apparatus.) Or see more photos from the event, from Troy FD. Thanks Greg!

Troy Fire Department photo

Fieldcrest-Cannon’s truck is a 1966 Ford C/ALF with a 1000 gpm pump and 750-gallon tank.
BFD1151 - 10/12/15 - 23:26

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