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Title: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on September 18, 2002, 04:04:24 PM
Last weekend I spotted Portsmouth, Ohio's former Maxim aerial at a salvage yard off of U.S. 35 in Washington, Ohio.

This rig is an early 60's vintage cab forward 100' tiller with a booster pump system on the tractor.  Some of the wood ground ladders were still on the rig, but like everything about this piece they are going down hill in a hurry.
Title: Re:Old Vegas Engine :(
Post by: Engine42 on November 19, 2002, 11:22:49 AM
I have pictures!I'm trying to find out a year,model number ect.Any help?!?! :-\

(http://www.yngfire.com/attachments/batcha/Gricker.jpg)
Title: Re:Old Vegas Engine :(
Post by: yfdgricker on November 19, 2002, 07:10:45 PM
Looks like a Seagrave 70th Anniversary model to me!

Squared off fenders means late 50's (or at least the fenders were replaced after the mid 50's) that is if I payed attention when yfd4 and everyone talked about the 70th anniversary models Youngstown use to have!

Anyone want to agree or correct me?
Title: Old Vegas Engine
Post by: Box 2565 on November 20, 2002, 10:50:39 AM
LVFD had 2 Seagrave pumpers that were fairly identical in appearance to this rig.  One was a 1963 delivery and the other a 1965.  If you have a photo that shows the side of the rig around the pump and drivers seat I should be able to tell you which one this is.
Title: Re:Old Vegas Engine :(
Post by: Engine42 on November 20, 2002, 11:14:34 AM
Okay Here You Go!!

(http://www.yngfire.com/attachments/batcha/Box2565.jpg)
Title: Re:Old Vegas Engine :(
Post by: Engine42 on November 20, 2002, 12:28:52 PM
The picture sometimes helps ;D

(http://www.yngfire.com/attachments/batcha/Box25652.jpg)
Title: Old Vegas Engine
Post by: Box 2565 on November 21, 2002, 03:28:12 AM
Now that's the picture I wanted to see!  The rig is a 1965 Seagrave 1250 gpm serial #P 9495 model 900 B.

Around 1965 or 66 Seagrave started mounting their serial # plates on the wall to the rear of the driers seat.  The serial # plate will either be under the hood or next to the seat at about eye level.  At one point in time this rig was assigned to Engine 5.
Title: 1937 Buffalo, Canandaigua, NY
Post by: GA_Dave on November 24, 2003, 11:45:36 PM
I don't recall exactly where I ran across this rare bird, but it has recently been restored and is now in excellent condition.  This 500 GPM van-style pumper served Canandaigua for about 5 years.  It was later sold to Clifton Springs, NY.  A delivery photo appears in two books, Buffalo Fire Appliance Corp., by Peter D. West and American Fire Engines Since 1900, by Walt McCall.  Lettered as it was when new, it currently belongs to a collector in NY State.
Title: Re: 1937 Buffalo, Canandaigua, NY
Post by: GA_Dave on November 25, 2003, 12:42:21 PM
Here are two shots taken recently of the same rig as it looks today.  It now looks as it did when delivered to Canandaigua in 1937.  Thanks to John at www.cnyfiretrucks.com for the use of the pics!
Title: Re: 1937 Buffalo, Canandaigua, NY
Post by: daysleeper47 on November 25, 2003, 04:08:14 PM
That really has to be one of the most beautiful rigs i have seen. Brings a tear to my eye just looking at it. So beautiful... :cry:  Thanks for posting it.
Title: Pirsch Apparatus - Needs Paint
Post by: Box 2565 on February 17, 2004, 01:29:16 AM
While driving through Tennessee on U.S. 11 I spotted this Pirsch.  With  one of the ugliest paint schemes ever applied to a piece of fire apparatus it had to be an old Clearwater, Florida pumper.

The apparatus is a 1966 Pirsch Serial #2805.  It has a 1250 GPM pump.  I'm not sure if any of the removed equipment is around.  I spoke with the father of the owner.  He says that they also have an American LaFrance aerial and maybe another pumper somewhere in the salvage yard.

If you're interested in saving this rig, contact:

Seaton Enterprises
Ray Seaton
4844 Hwy 11 S
Calhoun TN 37309
423-336-5864
Title: Abandoned Kentucky Engine
Post by: Box 2565 on June 05, 2004, 01:19:30 PM
This 1967 GMC/Boyer quad was originally in service at Crescent Springs, Kentucky and then with the Dry Ridge F.D.  It now resides at a tire store along U.S. 25 near Mason, Kentucky (phone 859-824-9299).  It's in rough shape to say the least....
Title: Along The Road in Ohio
Post by: Box 2565 on July 04, 2004, 03:25:34 PM
This 1965 GMC/American served with the Johnson - St. Paris, Ohio Fire Department.  It now sits on Parsons Avenue in Columbus.  We were told it is going to be converted into a party rig for football games...
Title: Re: Pirsch Apparatus - Needs Paint
Post by: dave1983 on July 05, 2004, 07:29:34 PM
Yes, that is ex Clearwater FD. It was one of three older engines (along with 2 early 70's Maxims) that they re-furbed around 1990 when they switched to the day-glo orange. I cant belive that's where it ended up.

That color is fantastic when its new. But it fades REAL bad.
Title: Abandoned Kentucky Engine
Post by: Box 2565 on August 25, 2004, 01:16:12 AM
This 1945 Ford/American (serial #461) served with the Oak Ridge V.F.D. in Kenton County, Kentucky.  The apparatus currently resides along side the frontage road of I-75 at the Dry Ridge exit (#159) just north of the outlet mall.  The Oak Ridge department went out of existence around 1975 when the area was annexed to the city of Covington.
Title: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on March 19, 2005, 12:59:21 AM
This 1970's vintage Ford/American LaFrance is rusting away behind the fire station in Perrytown, Arkansas.
Title: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on March 30, 2005, 12:06:01 PM
This 1960's vintage Ford/Hahn is languishing in the yard at the city garage in Welsh, Louisiana.
Title: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on May 15, 2005, 04:04:07 AM
This B model Mack was hiding behind a fence on the south side of Harriman, Tennessee.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on May 28, 2005, 02:06:17 PM
Another Maxim tiller, this one is sitting along U.S. 90 just east of Lake Charles, Louisiana.  My guess is that it is one of the Maxim's that New Orleans had in service.  The current lettering in the door reads: Clacasieu Parrish Ward 4 Fire Dist. #3.
Title: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on August 29, 2005, 10:37:46 AM
This 1970 Ward LaFrance was sitting just outside of Bradford, New York.  Lettered for the B.F.D. the 1000 gpm pumper had served another department previously.  The rig carries WLF serial number 80-476.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on November 04, 2005, 05:22:15 PM
Pebble Township F.D.
1951 Ford/Oren
500 GPM
Serial #1238

This engine is sitting on West Virginia Route 10 a few miles south of Huntington.
Title: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on December 24, 2005, 06:48:22 AM
This 1967 GMC/Gerstenslager was sitting along U.S. 44 maybe 10 miles east of Manchester, Connecticut.  The sign in the indow says it's only $500!
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on June 28, 2006, 04:08:19 PM
Hi,

I drove through Washington C.H. this past Sunday and located the ex-Portsmouth Maxim aerial.  The rig is in pretty sad shape but it is still pretty much all there.  This would be a great piece to see restored.  Notice that the ground ladders are still in the bed.

Steve
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: jim trk 1 on June 28, 2006, 08:57:18 PM
Hey all,
 I think we should buy the Gertenslager..(spelling?)  and use it for Youngstownfire.com, and OFN stuff. Kind of like a rolling advertisement. Or just paint it red.. and use it for parades.   :razz:
Title: Pirsh behing Emerald Diner in Hubbard, Ohio
Post by: pgoogs on October 25, 2006, 05:08:17 PM
There is an old Pirsh (sp?) sitting behind the Emerald Diner in Hubbard, Ohio.  It's on Rt. 62 between downtown and I-80.  The diner itself is an old railroad dining car and there are several cars and train engines back there too.  
  I don't know what year it is or anything but it does have B.J. Alan on the door.  They are a local fireworks company.  I just drove past it today.  I'll try and stop and take pics and look for more info.

Paul G.
KD8DEL
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on June 16, 2008, 03:43:04 PM
This mid 1960's Ford/Central was parked in a building (that all the walls had been removed from) in Robinson, Illinois.  Lettered for the Hutsonville Twp. F.P.D. this apparatus had originally been painted white.
Steve Hagy photo.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: aaronm on August 21, 2008, 09:27:31 PM
Here's and old timer that looks to be in good condition. This picture was taken around the Amsterdam, NY area. Sorry, but I don't Know the model or model year.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: aaronm on August 27, 2008, 10:29:38 PM
An old Philadelphia, PA 1978 Seagrave Tiller in a truck sales lot in the Bridesburg section of the city around 2000-2001.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on September 03, 2008, 11:04:06 AM
Northfield Center, Ohio
1 - 1953 Dodge 500-FM/500 tank
2 - 1929 Reo chemical

1979 Bob Studer photos
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on September 03, 2008, 11:27:13 AM
Texas Fire Museum
Dallas, Texas

1 - 1953 ex-Killeen 85ft tiller
2 - ex-U.S. Army 1951 Chevrolet

2006 - Bob Studer photos
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on September 04, 2008, 10:48:22 AM
Loveland, Colorado
February, 1983
The John Berquist "collection"

Bob Studer photos from 35mm "slides"
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on September 04, 2008, 10:50:34 AM
Loveland, Colorado
February, 1983
The John Berquist "collection"

Bob Studer photos from 35mm "slides"
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on September 04, 2008, 02:05:10 PM
1 & 2 - this was sitting along SR. 250 near Tappan Dam, Ohio - 1979

3 - Robertsville, Ohio - 1951 Chevrolet (in private driveway)

Bob Studer photo
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on September 04, 2008, 09:13:27 PM
Kilgore, Ohio
Loudon TWP - 1947 Ford
sitting in an ole gas station

1949 Bob Studer "slide" photo
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: bige1998 on September 06, 2008, 07:15:43 PM
This truck was found along I-95 somewhere in the Carolina's.  I believe it is from Albermarle, NC.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: bige1998 on September 06, 2008, 07:16:43 PM
I found this truck sitting behind the Clarendon County, SC station.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: bige1998 on September 06, 2008, 07:18:27 PM
Found this behind a Lake County Florida station.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: emt805 on November 24, 2008, 07:44:40 AM
Sitting at the scrap yeard in Adrian,MI is a Hillsdale, MI Fire engine yellow and white. It has been there for a few weeks I have not had a camera with me when I was in the area. It still has many parts that can be saved and reused, even has the tires on it when they require them to be taken off before your item is scrapped in their yard. I called them this morning and was told once something is scrapped they will not sell it or parts off it. Maybe with enough interest they would change their minds? It is Omni Source 517-265-5195. From the angle it is sitting I was not able to tell what make it is and they do not list or have photos of the past or current engines on the Hillsdale web site.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: UpstateFire on November 27, 2008, 04:39:48 PM
 Union Fire CO. #2
Ballston Spa NY
 Saratoga County
TA-145 1972 Ford c700 Thibault 1800 gal. tank
 This unit served the village well but with transmission problems and the age of the unit it has been put to rest at the DPW garage. As I have heard from members....the Union Fire Co. will be selling/trade this unit as well as there 1970 mack cf (aswell cause of age n maint.)  for a new Pumper Tanker, possibly a 3,000 gal unit.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: grumpyff on December 02, 2008, 03:26:41 PM
Found this old Chevy in Ashley, Indiana next to the Dept of Streets. Unsure of the year, The door is still labeled for the Ashley Fire Dept No 12.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: HmaximS on December 12, 2008, 09:27:24 AM
Mr. Bergquist without the signature handlebar moustache! Nice pic MFDPhoto1...
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: RDW on January 03, 2009, 09:59:37 PM
Found this just outside of Ashland in Schuylkill County, the only info I can provide is it is a Chevrolet with a Darley pump. Being where it was sitting I snapped a few pictures and moved on.

CFD engine 403
Title: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on January 31, 2009, 06:33:40 PM
This 1967 American LaFrance Pioneer model pumper was sitting in a yard along Kentucky Route 10 in Pendleton County when I took these photos on July 1, 2006.  This rig carries ALF registration number 10401 and was originally purchased by the Woodlawn, Kentucky F.D.  The engine was eventually sold to Northern Pendleton F.D.  Unfortunately this piece is pretty far gone. 
Steve Hagy photos.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: UpstateFire on February 11, 2009, 10:49:51 PM
Along the side of the rd. in Broadalbin NY....Located on RT29 is X-Albany Ny E-25 and X-Tower 3 sitting in the snow...FOR SALE!!!!!!! I dont know who the dealer is but why would the city of Albany not trade them in or sell them to another Dept. I do beliege the trucks are still in good condition. If you are interested..let me know
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: wfdstation42 on February 12, 2009, 07:43:42 PM
Along the side of the rd. in Broadalbin NY....Located on RT29 is X-Albany Ny E-25 and X-Tower 3 sitting in the snow...FOR SALE!!!!!!! I dont know who the dealer is but why would the city of Albany not trade them in or sell them to another Dept. I do beliege the trucks are still in good condition. If you are interested..let me know

I remember when Albany got those ALF's. Dang I'm getting old. A lot of the time city departments put trucks up for auction by sealed bid thinking they'll get more for them.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: UpstateFire on February 12, 2009, 08:44:59 PM
I know the trucks sat in the boneyard as i call it behind the maintance shop for awhile. I just can't believe the ladder end'ed up where it is,theres nothing wrong with it, it just was just to small for the city...All but 1 frontline ladder in Albany are tillers..all pierce
Title: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on May 07, 2009, 02:15:06 AM
This Dodge is located in Hebron, Kentucky.  I wanted a closer look but it didn't appear that anyone was around.  I'm not sure of the manufacturer.  It reminds me vaguely of a Swab but that would be a long shot (although there was a Dodge/Swab ambulance in Lawrenceburg, Indiana 25-30 years back).  Maybe I'll get a better look sometime.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: RDW on May 07, 2009, 09:03:34 AM
Box 2565
I would bet you are right about it being a Dodge Swab. Look at the compartment close to the front, bottom corner. Appears to had a sticker there like Swab uses.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: grumpyff on May 24, 2009, 10:06:03 PM
Found in Wilkes Barre, PA
Ex-Larksville PA
1980 Hahn 1250/750
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Twig on May 25, 2009, 10:06:57 AM
That nice Hahn doesn't deserve to be treated like that!

Maybe someone will come long and save it!  Hope so!
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Fire Medic 102 on May 28, 2009, 09:13:41 PM
I really don't understand why people think by strapping a banner to an old firetruck will prompt people to purchase your services...It is like opening a checking account because the bank gives you a dozen free cookies....
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on May 28, 2009, 10:15:08 PM
Box 2565
I would bet you are right about it being a Dodge Swab. Look at the compartment close to the front, bottom corner. Appears to had a sticker there like Swab uses.
Hi Ricky,

I noticed that, but didn't realize what it was.  I have to believe that this is the ambulance that was operated by Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  The odds of there being another Dodge/Swab in this area are slim (there have been 4 Swab rescue trucks delivered around Cincinnati over the years - unfortunately Swab apparatus is not exactly popular around these parts).  The LFD ambulance was a mid-to late 1970's delivery.  I'll try and wander over to the wilds of Hebron again and see if I can have a better look.

Steve
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: UpstateFire on June 04, 2009, 10:04:48 PM
Update on some of the old Albany NY trucks...and 2 others out on Rt 29 in Broadalbin  NY
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: toolbelt89 on June 15, 2009, 02:03:16 PM
The Pirsch above is a 1975 year.  It began life with Montgomery Community Fire Co, as Engine 6.  It was originally an open cab in the rear.  We built the enclosure at the firehouse over a matter of months.  When it was done, it was dubbed  the "Vista Cruiser".  I often wondered what happened to it after the Co. disbanded.  Steve,  you got any other photos?   Dave
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on June 23, 2009, 02:36:59 PM
The Pirsch above is a 1975 year.  It began life with Montgomery Community Fire Co, as Engine 6.  It was originally an open cab in the rear.  We built the enclosure at the firehouse over a matter of months.  When it was done, it was dubbed  the "Vista Cruiser".  I often wondered what happened to it after the Co. disbanded.  Steve,  you got any other photos?   Dave

Hi Dave,

Here is the Pirsch after the rehab by Montgomery. 

Montgomery, Ohio   Engine 6
1975 Pirsch/1987 MFD Rehab
1250 GPM - 750 Tank
Pirsch #3180

For some reason the "before" photo has wandered off.

Steve
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: UpstateFire on June 23, 2009, 03:26:48 PM
I was gonna ask where the FD was but never mind..lol Thanks for the pic of truck before they disbanned'ed. What abt the ALF...any other info on that one?
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: toolbelt89 on June 24, 2009, 01:29:42 PM
Thank you Steve.  I understand about how photos wander off.  I had a complete set of the M.C.F.C equipment, but I put it in such a safe place I cant find it.  I left before the Co. disbanded, so I did not know where the equipment went that Sycamore and Montgomery (city) did not take.  It was really neat to see E-6 again.  Dave
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: UpstateFire on June 24, 2009, 09:48:21 PM
Keep in mind too...the trucks are FORE SALE...lol You can have them back...lol  I rather see them go to a collector rather than get scrapped
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: SixbyFire on July 02, 2009, 12:24:07 AM
There are two Chevrolet ex-fire apparatus parked behind the fence near West 3rd and Mahoning in Cleveland, Ohio. They are numbered 162 and 165, the rig marked 162 actually had it's fire bodywork on it a few years ago when I worked for the railroad. You could see the rig from one of the industries we used to work, but I never went down when I wasn't working to get photos of it. This was taken on my vacation earlier this year and while the front mount pump and rotating light are still in place on 162, the bodywork is gone. I had never noticed the rig marked 165, which is a bit older, but it looks like it's been rotting away for longer then 162 has.

Just posting an update on these rigs, both of them are gone, as is the box truck seen in the photos. I did a quick search of the area but was unable to locate the rigs.

Don't fear though, I'm still looking for other forgotten fire apparatus while on vacation in Cleveland.

Jeff
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: squad546 on August 02, 2009, 10:26:25 PM
This is something a little different. I was looking at Detroit satellite views and spotted an old snorkel close to downtown. using Google streetview got a somewhat better look at it. All I can tell is that it's a GMC chassis, it's definitely not the old snorkel DFD had in the 1970s. I would guess it belongs to a construction company, there's other equipment parked in the  lot.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=80+edmund+pl+detroit+mi&sll=42.344327,-83.054129&sspn=0.008929,0.030899&ie=UTF8&ll=42.344875,-83.052714&spn=0.008929,0.022724&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A&layer=c&cbll=42.344327,-83.054129&panoid=BdRgkxdnTIu1GxAgd_7snw&cbp=13,172.57,,0,5
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Brian P on August 03, 2009, 10:45:32 AM
Branchport, NY had this Ward LaFrance Ambassador behind their station a few years ago with a for sale sign in the window. Don't know where it went.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Brian P on August 03, 2009, 11:22:02 AM
Belmont, NY ran out of room in their station for these two rigs. Unknown if they are still in service but they both sit in the parking lot they share with the highway department. A Pierce/Dodge mini and a Chevy van they used for manpower calls.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Box 2565 on August 19, 2009, 09:46:03 PM
This rig is really along the road.  Taken on southbound I-71 in metro Cleveland on August 18, 2009.  Looks to be a mid-1950's GMC/American which is believed to be from Vermillion, Ohio.  Information and photo by Harold Hoenigman.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on August 20, 2009, 04:48:57 PM
Looks kike "snow on the boards"...in August...in Cleveland... :-\

Poor thing, I think it is a Garage Man's Companion ?
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: gravenut74 on August 21, 2009, 02:55:45 PM
Here are a few shots of rigs that I found at a local body shop in Maryland.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: gravenut74 on August 21, 2009, 02:56:39 PM
Here is another
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: gravenut74 on August 21, 2009, 02:57:34 PM
Sorry about this one it was hard to get as it was blocked by the 1st Seagrave I posted
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: gravenut74 on August 21, 2009, 03:00:30 PM
The last piece was a Rescue that originally saw service in Anne Arundel County Md.  It is a Pem-Fab Ranger.  It was sold to Baltimore City to run as a back up rescue to their back up rescue.  Needless to say it saw alot of service.  Also on the lot is 2 other Baltimore pieces and a lime colored Pierce that I can't believe is in a junk yard
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Bvfa23 on August 21, 2009, 05:07:13 PM
any pictures of the pierce?
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: MilFireGuy on August 21, 2009, 08:06:53 PM
That is former Squad 13 from the Riviera Beach Vol FD, Anne Arundel County.  A 1985 PemFab-Ranger.  I was a career driver at the "Beach" for many years, drove that rig on many a run. 
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on August 23, 2009, 08:33:03 AM
Arkansas...near Little Rock, August 15, 2009

Door says;     PULASKI COUNTY
                                Eng. 3


My wife "snapped" this ALF Century while exiting a gas station near Little Rock off of I-30.  Maybe someone from around those parts...could recognize the location...looks like a repair shop of some type.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: gravenut74 on August 24, 2009, 09:06:39 AM
the Pierce is right next to the Rescue when I was there the lot was locked up tight.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Bvfa23 on August 24, 2009, 08:33:01 PM
that stinks
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: Twig on August 24, 2009, 10:16:50 PM
Not sure where else to put this, so here goes....

I'm trying to track down an old engine that my VFD once owned.
It is a 1969 ALF series 900 pumper that was sold from my VFD to
Metal Twp VFD in PA. They sold it "to a Boro near Nashville TN in
1995. So I figure it is "along the road" now.  It was last painted
white over red with a single Federal beacon on the roof. It was
pretty much as-built when it went to PA and the last pics I saw
of it, they left it that way other than to repaint it from our all-white
to their white-over-red. It is a closed cab rig with a canopy cab,
not a four-door.

I have been in touch with Metal Twp VFD and they only can tell
me that they "sold it to a Boro near Nashville TN" in 1995.

Figured that with allof those "eyes" out there that maybe somebody
has seen this apparatus or knows where it might me.

Any help is appreciated. Trying to MAYBE get this rig back.

Thanks.  
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: UpstateFire on August 30, 2009, 09:39:51 PM
Ballston Spa NY, Saratoga County
   Union Fire Company #2
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: squad546 on September 08, 2009, 11:05:29 PM
Found this in Danville Ky at a former GM dealership. The current owner is mostly dealing in used trucks & has a couple former Indianapolis rigs.

First is this 1987 Duplex/Thibault 100' MM ladder. No clue as to what company it served with, Indy only had 2 of these mid-mount Thibaults in 1987. Duplex #6VF14499.
Title: Re: Along The Road - Anywhere in the U.S.!
Post by: squad546 on September 08, 2009, 11:17:28 PM
The other rig is a 1991 Grumman, former Engine 12, then assigned to Engine 2. It's in fairly good shape like the ladder, although they told me this one has "Serious engine problems". Sorry couldn't get better photos of this one, it's wedged in between several dump trucks, they were nice enough to move the one that started though. They had another older Indianapolis rig, the guy I talked to couldn't remember what it was but said it had been scrapped several years ago and said it was a 1970s model. They said there's a former Indy rig at a dealership over in Stanford Ky, might have to go hunt it down!
Grumman #18680
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Post by: outlawcrewcab on September 21, 2009, 02:47:23 PM
She needs a new home!!! located in Ft Worth TX
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Post by: outlawcrewcab on September 21, 2009, 02:50:31 PM
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Post by: squad546 on October 27, 2009, 10:35:24 PM
Found this 1939 Dennis/Merryweather at the Wayne Township (Indiana) fire training center. It still has lettering for the London Fire Brigade on one side.
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Post by: SixbyFire on October 28, 2009, 12:29:36 AM
Found this 1939 Dennis/Merryweather at the Wayne Township (Indiana) fire training center. It still has lettering for the London Fire Brigade on one side.

WOW! Nice find!

Jeff
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Post by: cbk1 on October 28, 2009, 07:53:45 AM
Found this 1939 Dennis/Merryweather at the Wayne Township (Indiana) fire training center. It still has lettering for the London Fire Brigade on one side.

got any stories from that truck... firebombing duties?
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Post by: magirusfire on October 28, 2009, 08:38:31 PM
For those interested, I acquired GGK946, a 1940 Dennis Merryweather TL, from a collector in the USA.

This London Fire Brigade oldtimer was assigned to the Euston station during World War II. It was one of about a dozen Dennis Merryweather aerial purchased by London and the National Fire Service during the war.

GGK946 was retired in 1965 and shortly there after, it was acquired by a collector in Sparta, Wisc. SPAAMFAA President Keith Frantz recalls driving the ladder of a ship in Milwaukee in the late 1960s. 

I own a 1927 Magirus turntable, formerly in service at Gary, Indiana. Before traveling to Minneapolis, Minn., for the national SPAAMFAA muster a couple of years ago, I was advised another rear mounted turntable, probably a Magirus, was in Sparta, Wisc.

I made arrangements to see on it the way to Minneapolis and discovered it was a 1940 Dennis with a 100 foot Merryweather aerial ladder. What a surprise! The owner had purchased it from his father's estate when his dad passed on several years ago. His dad had once owned about 70 antique apparatus.

 After returning to Indiana, I called the owner and ask if it was for sale. He said yes and we agreed on a price. I now have the vehicle title and it had the truck transported to the Wayne Township Fire Department (Indianapolis) repair shop for repairs.

The motor, a Meadows 6EX, had been disassembled over recent years and the owner apparently lost interest in putting it back together. He had, however, assembled a number of new parts for the project.

Dr. Barry Hutchinson, an avid Dennis collector in the UK, emailed me six-page Meadows repair manual. The gentleman in Wisconsin  evetually located the Meadows repair manuel and the Merryweather operating manuel. 

For more information check out the "Fire Engine Photos" website.  Dr. Hutchinson and a number of friends had numerous apparatus photos from throughout the world on the site.   

Rodger Birchfield, editor "Silver Trumpet"
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Post by: wfdstation42 on October 29, 2009, 09:16:19 PM
Here are a few we came across during our October roadtrip from Florida to upstate New York and back.

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We had also come across this Maxim a year ago. It has slipped even further into decay over the last year. My fiance sweet talked the owner into selling us the Sirenlite for $50. It has a few dings but at least it will survive.

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Post by: wfdstation42 on October 29, 2009, 09:18:47 PM
And some more.

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Post by: BFD1151 on October 29, 2009, 09:57:30 PM
You mind posting where you found some of these? I recognize three of them. The Seagrave ladder is a 1976 that served Clemson,SC as Ladder 3. The Maxim served Marion,NC and is a 1947 Maxim 417 500/500. I want to say the 4x4 monster truck was a parade truck that served in the Virginia Beach,VA area. The red Ford C/Howe looks familiar, but I can't place where it previously served, possibly Lawndale,NC?
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Post by: squad546 on October 30, 2009, 10:31:02 PM
For those interested, I acquired GGK946, a 1940 Dennis Merryweather TL, from a collector in the USA.

This London Fire Brigade oldtimer was assigned to the Euston station during World War II. It was one of about a dozen Dennis Merryweather aerial purchased by London and the National Fire Service during the war.

GGK946 was retired in 1965 and shortly there after, it was acquired by a collector in Sparta, Wisc. SPAAMFAA President Keith Frantz recalls driving the ladder of a ship in Milwaukee in the late 1960s. 

I own a 1927 Magirus turntable, formerly in service at Gary, Indiana. Before traveling to Minneapolis, Minn., for the national SPAAMFAA muster a couple of years ago, I was advised another rear mounted turntable, probably a Magirus, was in Sparta, Wisc.

I made arrangements to see on it the way to Minneapolis and discovered it was a 1940 Dennis with a 100 foot Merryweather aerial ladder. What a surprise! The owner had purchased it from his father's estate when his dad passed on several years ago. His dad had once owned about 70 antique apparatus.

 After returning to Indiana, I called the owner and ask if it was for sale. He said yes and we agreed on a price. I now have the vehicle title and it had the truck transported to the Wayne Township Fire Department (Indianapolis) repair shop for repairs.

The motor, a Meadows 6EX, had been disassembled over recent years and the owner apparently lost interest in putting it back together. He had, however, assembled a number of new parts for the project.

Dr. Barry Hutchinson, an avid Dennis collector in the UK, emailed me six-page Meadows repair manual. The gentleman in Wisconsin  evetually located the Meadows repair manuel and the Merryweather operating manuel. 

For more information check out the "Fire Engine Photos" website.  Dr. Hutchinson and a number of friends had numerous apparatus photos from throughout the world on the site.   

Rodger Birchfield, editor "Silver Trumpet"

Thanks for the info Rodger! Looking forward to updates on the restoration. Now I know where that old Gary truck is also.
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Post by: boardmansteve on October 31, 2009, 08:02:45 PM
And some more.

Where were these seen/photographed, who were the original owners, what are the make/models, etc., and so forth?
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Post by: station32 on November 25, 2009, 01:14:22 AM
Do you remember where you ran across the old mack ?
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Post by: Box 2565 on February 27, 2010, 01:31:37 AM
Williamson, West Virginia
1938 Ahrens-Fox
#9064 Model: Y C
This engine is still owned by the department which has plans to restore the rig.
Steve Hagy photos.
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Post by: magicitybill on February 27, 2010, 09:16:11 AM
Williamson, West Virginia
1938 Ahrens-Fox
#9064 Model: Y C
This engine is still owned by the department which has plans to restore the rig.
Steve Hagy photos.


They better get started soon!
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Post by: MFDPhoto1 on February 27, 2010, 04:27:40 PM
Quote
This engine is still owned by the department which has plans to restore the rig.

This is an absolute shame...to let an antique sit out unprotected.  There isn't enough money available [from the FED] to even begin to put this thing back to even something a that resembles a '38 A/F...except for the nameplate.     :(

P.S.  After reviewing the photos a little more, I do think the ladder [piled on top] may be salvageable... ;) 
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Post by: boardmansteve on February 27, 2010, 06:03:00 PM
Williamson, West Virginia
1938 Ahrens-Fox
#9064 Model: Y C
This engine is still owned by the department which has plans to restore the rig.
Steve Hagy photos.

Apparently they've had at least two other 'Foxes over the years, including a piston pumper:

http://www.williamsonfire.com/apparatus.html

They appear to be Sutphen fans now!
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Post by: Box 2565 on March 02, 2010, 06:21:38 PM
Williamson, West Virginia
This engine is still owned by the department which has plans to restore the rig.
A little story.

The morning of May 2, 1985 Buckeye53 and I woke up to sunny blue skies in Charleston, West Virginia.  Today would be another adventure as we travelled across West Virginia heading towards the Kentucky state line.  There were no firm plans and we stopped and took photos at several departments.  One place I was hoping to photograph was Williamson, as they owned a Boardman, a 1965 model on a Ford "C" series chassis.  Boardman rigs were found occasionally in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia but I had very few photos of this brand in my collection and I was hoping to add another in Williamson.

We arrived in town that afternoon and negotiated our way through to the portion of the old City Building to the fire department.  Before stopping we had looked around town and found one flat parking lot where the apparatus would fit (flat land is very scarce in Williamson and the surrounding area).  After explaining why we had stopped and what we hoped to do, the Lieutenant said that driving over to the Water Plant with the apparatus would not be a problem.  As is often the case, this job fell on the new guy.  A very pleasant fellow he brought the rigs down and we talked for a while.  Before leaving he asked if we could mail some photos to the station which I did a couple of weeks later.

As the years passed, I drove through Williamson a couple of times; I even saw the new fire station under construction.  I never stopped for photos but vowed I would get back there one day.  On September 6, 2005, I came around the curve past the massive railroad yard and entered Williamson.  After checking out the new station for a spot to take photos (no good), I drove to the Water Plant.  Cars filled the parking lot.  Well, I'll just go to the station and see if they can find a spot to take pictures.  I ring the bell and the Lieutenant answers.  I begin to introduce myself and explain why I'm there when he says, "Sure Steve, I remember you.  Not long after I was hired I drove all the rigs down to the Water Plant one afternoon!"  As misfortune would have it, the crew was in the middle of painting the bunkroom.  I really wanted to photograph that newly restored Ahrens-Fox!  The Lieutenant invites me in and I looked at the photos of the apparatus lining the wall.  My pictures from 1985 are right up there.  I’m here, so I must have a look at the Ahrens-Fox.  We talk for a few minutes and he tells me he must get back to the painting project.  I ask him about the rig outside, sitting between the buildings.  Yep, that ones going to be restored too.  It’s in a little worse shape than the 1925 model N-S-4 was when the W.F.D. got her back, but I do believe that the restoration will happen.

By the way, if you take the link and look at the Williamson F.D. web site you will see a photo of Lieutenant Mike Casey, hired August 8, 1985.  The “new guy”.
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Post by: FiremanRW on April 02, 2010, 07:00:52 PM
Rogers, TX VFD Retired Booster 453
1967 International 4X4 750 tank The truck is parked in a building next to the station.
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Post by: FiremanRW on April 03, 2010, 06:08:06 PM
Tolar, TX VFD
Truck photographed behind their station.
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Post by: FiremanRW on April 03, 2010, 06:10:25 PM
American La France Ladder.
Privately owned. Formerly TEEX Fire Training School, Conroe FD
The truck was photographed near Bryan, TX at a trailer sales dealership.
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Post by: boardmansteve on April 03, 2010, 06:49:50 PM
Tolar, TX VFD
Truck photographed behind their station.

Who built it...and is that a Dodge chassis?
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Post by: FiremanRW on April 03, 2010, 08:21:03 PM
I could not find any labels on the truck to indicate the body builder. There are Chevrolet front fenders and hood in the hose bed.  The truck appears to have in the process of restoration and the project looks to have been idle.
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Post by: MFDPhoto1 on April 24, 2010, 05:02:05 PM
1946 Seagrave
Model 66.EB
Ser. No. C.8050
Winter Haven, FL

sitting at a dealership in Florida

e-bay photo
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Post by: Buckeye 53 on June 11, 2010, 03:33:21 PM
This rig was found sitting in the parking lot of the Goodwill Store in Troy, OH.  It was in town for the Troy Strawberry Festival Parade where it promoted Goodwill's Auto Auction.  Hey Box 2565, when was the last time you were in Troy for a Strawberry Festival?  All the tags are still on the rig, as well as the caps with the distinctive Howe "H".  It is locked up, but I check every day or so to see if I can get in for the model & serial #.  I have no idea where this truck spent its youth.

1968 Howe / International Loadstar 1890
750 gpm Waterous pump
1000-1200 gallon tank is my best guess
John Denney Photos

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Post by: SIGNAL30 on July 11, 2010, 12:00:47 AM
This American LaFrance is being used to hold a sign outside an antiques store on US 50 in Romney,Hampshire County, West Virginia.
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Post by: SIGNAL30 on July 11, 2010, 12:08:27 AM
View of the other side.
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Post by: eng40ine on July 18, 2010, 02:59:42 AM
Any Philadelphia apparatus anywhere? Or any mack aerialscopes?
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Post by: squad546 on July 21, 2010, 12:34:49 AM
Any Philadelphia apparatus anywhere? Or any mack aerialscopes?
I was told there is/was a former Philly ALF in Stanford Ky at an auto dealership. Sounds weird but they did have a former Indy TL & a Chicago ALF. Last I heard the Indy rig was being used by a tree trimming business, I'll have to make a trip down there soon.
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Post by: station32 on July 21, 2010, 06:51:39 PM
IH R-2000 Former City of Steubenville Fire Truck, sold at auction today for $1100.00. Note the interesting Dietz siren Light combo
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Post by: boardmansteve on July 26, 2010, 08:04:34 PM
IH R-2000 Former City of Steubenville Fire Truck, sold at auction today for $1100.00. Note the interesting Dietz siren Light combo

Was the original Dietz siren included?
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Post by: station32 on July 28, 2010, 05:20:58 PM
Yes it had an inetersting combination electronic siren / light control it was a black box style unit with several knobs. I think I ay have one in my collection as well.
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Post by: Lifeguard238 on July 28, 2010, 11:28:19 PM
IH R-2000 Former City of Steubenville Fire Truck, sold at auction today for $1100.00. Note the interesting Dietz siren Light combo

Is this an American on a International chassis?  The pump gauges, steamer, and discharge outlet are very similar to American.
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Post by: station32 on July 29, 2010, 07:41:19 PM
No it is an IH chassis with an American Fire Body. Its an IH R-2000 Series Chassis
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Post by: Buckeye 53 on August 22, 2010, 11:14:20 PM
Today I drove from Ohio to Fairfax, VA.  My original plan was to stop by Columbus, OH & get a photo of E-2.  No luck on that plan, but here is what I found instead:

Santiago, Chile
2010 Rosenbauer / Spartan
Built by Central States
1000 GPM
Serial # 138914
Production # 1508010
You can't really tell from this photo, but it is painted green and has green lenses in the warning lights.
Photographed on a flat bed headed for the Port of Baltimore.  The driver stated that there was a second rig behind her somewhere that was also headed to Santiago, but painted red. Alas, I couldn't hang around for that one.  Full side shot for Box 2565.
I-70 & US 42 at a Pilot Fuel Stop.
John Denney Photos
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Post by: grumpyff on September 02, 2010, 12:21:04 AM
Found this 1947 Chevrolet sitting in a gas station in Poughkeepsie, NY marked for Moorhead FD.  Google search revealed only Moorhead, MN
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Post by: grumpyff on September 02, 2010, 12:24:00 AM
ex-North Attleborough, MA 1970 ALF, originally an Aero Chief 90 rehabbed in  1985 to a 100 foot ladder, it is now in Esopus, NY
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Post by: grumpyff on September 02, 2010, 12:26:19 AM
Also in Esopus, is this 1974 International/Sanford 750/500
ex-Milton,NY
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Post by: grumpyff on September 02, 2010, 12:28:07 AM
Across the road was this 1947 ALF tractor, ex-Hudson, NH that was replaced in 1977 with a International tractor
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Post by: grumpyff on September 02, 2010, 12:28:54 AM
Down the road was this Ford/Grumman ambulance
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Post by: Box 2565 on September 02, 2010, 02:57:32 PM
Found this 1947 Chevrolet sitting in a gas station in Poughkeepsie, NY marked for Moorhead FD.  Google search revealed only Moorhead, MN
This pumper has a Luverne body so Minnesota must be right!
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Post by: bulldogboy on September 03, 2010, 10:34:34 PM

 Re: Hudson, NH American LaFrance. Originally it was owned by the Nashua, NH Fire
 Department. It was a 1942 85' tractor trailer. In 1971 it was sold across the river to
 Hudson, NH for $1.00. It often returned to Nashua on mutual aid. In 1977 it was
 rehabbed with an International "Loadstar" tractor and repainted lime-yellow. It was
 in service until 1995 when it was replaced with a Smeal 100' ladder. Wonder how the
 tractor ended up in NY? Probably sold when the truck was rehabbed at ALF.
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Post by: squad546 on September 03, 2010, 10:48:14 PM
x-Hammond, IN
Engine 5-1988 Mack MC/Boyer 1250/500
It was located at a flea market on US-41 in Lowell, recently disappeared but one of the older Hammond Mack CFs is parked there now.
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Post by: UpstateFire on September 03, 2010, 11:02:38 PM
I found this pic of the EX-Hudson unit
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Post by: FiremanRW on September 06, 2010, 11:34:11 AM
Lott, TX VFD Retired Truck 3
International Load Star
The truck was sitting at a camper dealership in Lott.
FiremanRW photos
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Post by: FiremanRW on October 17, 2010, 10:05:42 PM
Temple, TX FD Retired Engines
1989 Spartan Monarch/Quality 1250/500 #M 445 Ex Reserve E3, 1
1987 Ford C8000/Smeal 1250/? #C-801 Ex Reserve E7
These trucks were photographed at an auction site near Temple a few days prior to the auction.
FiremanRW photos
I recently saw the Smeal on a local TV station that was covering a house fire where several departments from Bell County responded. The shot of the truck did not show which department in the Temple area that the truck was serving.
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Post by: paulromano on October 25, 2010, 05:29:48 PM
From the Bob Ward collection, lacking in information but the back indicates "Centerville, PA FWD".  Late 50's early 60's FWD with a for sale sign, not looking too far gone at the time of the photo which was June 1987.
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Post by: brucobuff on October 25, 2010, 09:11:11 PM
From the Bob Ward collection, lacking in information but the back indicates "Centerville, PA FWD".  Late 50's early 60's FWD with a for sale sign, not looking too far gone at the time of the photo which was June 1987.
1956 FWD 750/500, orig. Scottdale,PA., then Short Gap,WV, then Cumberland Valley Twp., Bedford Co.,PA.
1st pic c.1980
2nd pic 8/2008, Fishertown,PA. Bedford Co.,PA., along PA 56, gone by 7/2010
2008 pic by me
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Post by: paulromano on October 25, 2010, 09:18:57 PM
Shame that one slipped away.  Thanks for the update.
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Post by: FAO25 on October 26, 2010, 03:31:01 PM
It's not easy being green.
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Post by: grumpyff on October 27, 2010, 03:20:07 PM
Found this Ford/Ward Lafrance at the Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, NY. NYS Registration sticker on windshield says 1969 with a VIN of C85LUD98788, a plate on the pump panel said 1968. Obviously was a snapple advertisement, but it looks like it was originally red, and later repainted yellow. 1000gpm pump/500 gallons water(estimate). Inside the cab, on a sunvisor KEH-912 is written in marker. Google search comes back to Ulster County Emergency services ( Ulster County, NY). Does anyone have any ideas on who this previously served?
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Post by: RDW on November 11, 2010, 09:28:49 PM
In my recent daily travels I spotted this 1976 Seagrave sitting in a field. It's for sale $4500.00. It still runs, has been used in Halloween parades. I think they are selling it because of no place to keep it. They have a large garage, which I was told contained a 1979 Seagrave which I didn't get a chance to see.
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Post by: Engine33Truck on November 11, 2010, 10:49:15 PM
Where is this rig at?
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Post by: brucobuff on November 12, 2010, 07:19:00 PM
In my recent daily travels I spotted this 1976 Seagrave sitting in a field. It's for sale $4500.00. It still runs, has been used in Halloween parades. I think they are selling it because of no place to keep it. They have a large garage, which I was told contained a 1979 Seagrave which I didn't get a chance to see.
x-North Plainfield,NJ
Privately owned for some time, served briefly as a temporary truck at New Franklin VFD in Franklin Co.,PA. after their 2000 Pierce rearmount was wrecked several years ago.
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Post by: SixbyFire on November 16, 2010, 11:13:37 PM
This International Water Tender with a Hale pump and unusual (and unknown) bodywork was originally spotted by me several years ago at Fort Cronkhite in Marin County, CA. It was stored outside the National Park Service Fire Station there and while it had some equipment on it, it looked to be more of a last ditch reserve rig. It was lettered "Park Ranger" on the other side and had the scratched out number "990" on it. The top photo shows it at while at Fort Cronkhite.

While working today I spotted this same rig, now located in Redwood City, CA, near the port there, about 40 miles south of Fort Cronkhite. There was even more missing equipment, but the scratched out "990" confirmed the rig's identity. I had heard that the National Park Service had closed their fire station at Fort Cronkhite and now only house apparatus at their station in the Presidio, a former army base, in San Francisco. I guess this rig was sold as surplus or something. It had a temporary registration on it good till January, given the state only issues those for a few months, I'd say it was registered recently. The area it was parked in leads to a strange storage area with all sorts of surplus equipment and other odd mechanical things like a pair of what looks like the landing gear from a 747. Hopefully this rig won't be stored there with the other "junk" and will actually be used for something. The bottom two photos show the rig in its current condition.

I couldn't get the same shot from one sighting to the other due to the way it was parked...

Jeff
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Post by: Buckeye 53 on November 18, 2010, 01:35:42 PM
While traveling home from a trip to Chicago we stopped in Lebanon, IN to photograph Center Township.  While waiting to turn back South onto I-65, an eagle eyed traveling companion -District5- spotted a red truck with a black roof getting fuel.  Box 2565 & myself had a hard time even seeing the gas station.  Taking a closer look we found a Seagrave engine on its way to the Carolinas.  As the sun was dropping fast the driver positioned the rig in a corner of the lot for us to get some pics.  I think he's done this before as we didn't have to tinker much with his positioning.  So here it is, in what will most likely be my last photo from 2010.  The traveling group was myself, Box 2565, District5, and WEFR15.

South Point F.D. at Belmont, North Carolina
2010 Seagrave
1500/750
Model: TB 50 CL
#78 G 15

I hope my fellow travelers will fill in the blanks for delivery destination, model, & serial #.
The rest of the rigs from the trip will be posted soon.
Thanks Guys.......Great Trip.....Where to Next!!
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Post by: paulromano on November 18, 2010, 03:24:53 PM
Is that a protective travel cover on the front of that rig or just a Gawdawful color combination?

With that group on the road, no firetruck was safe......anywhere!!  <grin!>
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Post by: Box 2565 on November 18, 2010, 04:50:29 PM
Is that a protective travel cover on the front of that rig or just a Gawdawful color combination?

With that group on the road, no firetruck was safe......anywhere!!  <grin!>
The only thing that was unsafe on our trip was XXX root beer and hamburgers with peanut butter (WEFR15 actually ate it!).  Seagrave tapes over areas that might get a little bit messy from a long trip.  The engine at the gas station was being delivered to the South Point F.D. at Belmont, North Carolina; #78 G 15   Model: TB 50 CL.  The driver has positioned apparaus in a manner that is pleasing to the eye on at least one other occasion.  This rig for New York was on it's way to the Big Apple on the day of the Chicago muster (June 26, 2010) and the driver decided to drop in on the festivities.  Note that all actual markings for FDNY are taped over in the same manner that the South Point rig is.  Jack Connors photo.

Please note: Triple XXX Family Restaurant (http://www.triplexxxfamilyrestaurant.com/index-2.html) On the menu just look for the "The Duane Purvis All-American".
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Post by: Buckeye 53 on November 18, 2010, 04:51:50 PM
Is that a protective travel cover on the front of that rig or just a Gawdawful color combination?

With that group on the road, no firetruck was safe......anywhere!!  <grin!>

Hi Paul,
That is the protective travel cover, although at first I thought it was their color scheme.  The driver was very nice & we talked with him for about a 1/2 hour.  He had served on a suburban Chicago department for 29 years and his father had also been a FF, Chicago I think.  As for the group, no food establishments were safe either!  Dallas in 2011?  
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Post by: BFD1151 on November 18, 2010, 05:40:52 PM
While traveling home from a trip to Chicago we stopped in Lebanon, IN to photograph Center Township.  While waiting to turn back South onto I-65, an eagle eyed traveling companion -District5- spotted a red truck with a black roof getting fuel.  Box 2565 & myself had a hard time even seeing the gas station.  Taking a closer look we found a Seagrave engine on its way to the Carolinas.  As the sun was dropping fast the driver positioned the rig in a corner of the lot for us to get some pics.  I think he's done this before as we didn't have to tinker much with his positioning.  So here it is, in what will most likely be my last photo from 2010.  The traveling group was myself, Box 2565, District5, and WEFR15.

South Point F.D. at Belmont, North Carolina
2010 Seagrave
1500/750
Model: TB 50 CL
#78 G 15

I hope my fellow travelers will fill in the blanks for delivery destination, model, & serial #.
The rest of the rigs from the trip will be posted soon.
Thanks Guys.......Great Trip.....Where to Next!!

Nice to see another Seagrave coming to my area to shoot. Thanks for posting, I'll have to shoot this rig sometime this coming spring.
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Post by: Buckeye 53 on November 18, 2010, 10:11:55 PM
While traveling home from a trip to Chicago we stopped in Lebanon, IN to photograph Center Township.  While waiting to turn back South onto I-65, an eagle eyed traveling companion -District5- spotted a red truck with a black roof getting fuel.  Box 2565 & myself had a hard time even seeing the gas station.  Taking a closer look we found a Seagrave engine on its way to the Carolinas.  As the sun was dropping fast the driver positioned the rig in a corner of the lot for us to get some pics.  I think he's done this before as we didn't have to tinker much with his positioning.  So here it is, in what will most likely be my last photo from 2010.  The traveling group was myself, Box 2565, District5, and WEFR15.

South Point F.D. at Belmont, North Carolina
2010 Seagrave
1500/750
Model: TB 50 CL
#78 G 15

I hope my fellow travelers will fill in the blanks for delivery destination, model, & serial #.
The rest of the rigs from the trip will be posted soon.
Thanks Guys.......Great Trip.....Where to Next!!

Nice to see another Seagrave coming to my area to shoot. Thanks for posting, I'll have to shoot this rig sometime this coming spring.

I'm sure everyone here can't wait to see this rig once it is lettered & striped. 

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Post by: alvin201 on November 19, 2010, 05:44:19 AM
On FDNY Engine 1, what is that white light gizmo on roof over the drivers windshield, sort of resembles "The Light From MARS".  Is this something new FDNY is spec'ing?
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Post by: UpstateFire on November 19, 2010, 09:47:33 AM

The light is  mostly used as a spot light to look for building/house numbers. I noticed that not all of the new trucks I have seen have them though, but it appears to mosly the residental parts of FDNY.  Also some of the protective covers you see are to hide where the truck is going. Notice that some of the markings are coverd up.
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Post by: daysleeper47 on November 19, 2010, 10:56:36 AM
That light is called a Golight Stryker. It's remote controlled from within the cab and is used for address checks, etc. It rotates nearly 360 degrees. We have one on one of our utility vehicles and it's proved pretty beneficial during bad weather and at night.
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Post by: alvin201 on November 19, 2010, 03:48:46 PM
Thanks,

I guess the old UNITY spotlights that were used from the 1940s or earlier  have now been replaced.
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Post by: Twig on November 19, 2010, 08:55:59 PM
I've noticed the change as well away from the old
spot lights. Don't really know why as the Unitys are
simple and reliable and less expensive.

I guess it's all about the "bling" of the new 'brow lights'
and electrically operated spot lights. The brow lights
DO offer some good scene lighting, but they cannot
be aimed elsewhere as the Unitys.

I liked the halogen pole lights and A-post spot lights
because of the versatility.
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Post by: Buckeye 53 on November 22, 2010, 10:00:34 AM
I was at Station 1 in Columbus on Sunday November 21, 2010 and found this vehicle parked next to the station on a side street. 
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Post by: boardmansteve on January 11, 2011, 12:08:06 PM
This ALF 100' trailer has been sitting in tiny Smithville, OK for several years.  The owner says it came from CT, and that he salvaged the tractor for the drive train.
 
The only clue to its lineage is that is was rebuilt by Ranger at some point.  Does anyone here recognize this, and if so, where is it from?
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Post by: JBain18 on January 23, 2011, 10:26:12 PM
Steve, the truck came from Meridan,CT. Any idea what he is going to do with the trailer and do you have this guys contact info? Thanks Joel
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Post by: boardmansteve on January 24, 2011, 06:25:12 AM
Mark Redman sent me this photo of the Meriden rig last week in response to my query; yes, that's the truck.  Does anyone here have a photo of it in its original configuration they can post here?

No, I didn't get contact info, but probably could if you would like...send me a PM.
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Post by: FiremanRW on March 17, 2011, 11:42:48 PM
Cade Lake, TX VFD
Retired Ford C Series
FiremanRW photos
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Post by: RDW on April 12, 2011, 07:43:20 PM
here is one that gets my blood pressure rising

2006 Darley Freightliner 1250 GPM 3500 GWT 25 GFT

this so called fire company has been closed for several years now, some members r thinking they will reopen. It will NEVER happen. This company has LOTS of problems with members and legal issues.

this was bought with money from a federal grant. From day 1 this tanker has never been housed in a proper building. For years even now it sits outside in the weather. When it was bought, it was bought because thay wanted the biggest in their county. It didn't matter they have country roads to travel on.

I can't believe this tanker just sits going to waste. Any wonder why the fire service gets a bad rep.
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Post by: FiremanRW on April 12, 2011, 10:58:07 PM
Sounds as if the truck gets little to no use. It's a shame that the truck sits out exposed to the elements.
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Post by: RDW on April 12, 2011, 11:29:49 PM
that tanker hasn't run a call in 2 or three years probably. Like I said that fire company has lots of issues. Lack of manpower got them removed from assisting most if not all mutial aid fire companies. Finally the township removed them from providing fire service to the township. One time of day this fire company wasn't a bad company. We use to stand by in their station for them when they were on a call.
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Post by: Engine33Truck on April 13, 2011, 01:37:41 AM
To me, it seems as if since the township disbanded that FC, then they need to reposses all buildings and equipement and put it to better use.
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Post by: MFDPhoto1 on April 13, 2011, 09:22:18 AM
This is apparently the department that owns the tanker... :(

http://www.kingsdale21.com/
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Post by: daysleeper47 on April 13, 2011, 11:42:29 AM
These guys sounds like WINNERS!

Kingsdale Fire Co. officers sued

Members allege financial mismanagement, failure to resuscitate ailing company.
TIM STONESIFER The Evening Sun
Posted: 03/17/2011 01:00:00 AM EDT
   

Allegations of financial mismanagement -- including missing money from fire company fundraisers, failure to properly audit records and use of public funds for a personal car payment -- are among the lengthy list of complaints against four Kingsdale Volunteer Fire Co. officials, as part of a suit filed recently by company members.

According to a civil suit filed in Adams County court, four company officials -- company President David Trump, Secretary-Treasurer Karen Fleharty and trustees Wayne Fleharty and Michael Reindollar -- have repeatedly "breached their fiduciary duty" since 2008, when the company lost its first-response status in Germany and Mount Joy townships, the two municipalities where it previously was a primary emergency responder.

The plaintiffs -- Christopher Topper, Edward Crisp and William England -- also allege improper elections of company officers since that time, a failure to produce requested records, and missing funds from such events as mud bogs and bingo nights.

But perhaps most importantly, said the plaintiffs' attorney, John S. Phillips, those officials have failed over the last two-plus years to make a proper effort to get Kingsdale, located at 1789 Frederick Pike in Littlestown, reinstated as a first-responder for the municipalities in that area. The company currently does not respond to any calls in Adams County.

"That's a concern to my clients who are members of the fire company," he said. "The only purpose for a fire company is

to protect life and property from emergency. And right now, they're not acting like a fire company."
But the defendants' attorney, Harrisburg-based Craig Shagin, said on Tuesday that isn't the case. Shagin said his clients have reaped no financial gain from their positions with Kingsdale, and in fact have made tremendous time sacrifices to get a struggling organization back on its feet.

Contrary to the plaintiffs' allegations, the defendants have held regular and legal elections for the fire company, and operate strictly by the fire company's existing by-laws, Shagin said.

"My clients want to make (Kingsdale) active again and they're trying very hard to do this," he said. "This (lawsuit) is nothing more than a devastating distraction."

The suit, filed in the Adams County Court of Common Pleas on March 10, lists no fewer than 20 individual instances of what the plaintiffs say are improper uses of fire company funds.

Specifically, the suit alleges that since 2008 the defendants have written, signed or cashed checks totaling $232,052 for "bingo start up," while only receiving back $132,757 in deposits that mention bingo. The group has failed to account for $1,815 in funds from a May 2008 mud bog event, and February 2008 company meeting minutes reported $900 more in bingo profit than is indicated by withdrawals and deposits, the filing claims.

According to court documents, during the period from January 2008 to September 2010, checks written personally to Karen Fleharty totaled $4,184, while over the same period Wayne Fleharty personally received $12,624 in checks and Trump received $4,223. On April 22, 2006, Karen Fleharty wrote a $600 check from the company account to cover a personal car payment at Hi-Lo Auto Sales in Hanover, according to documents.

Fire company checks written to cash from January to June of 2008 total $72,750, documents state, and as of the Jan. 10, 2011 company meeting, Kingsdale had a general fund balance of $8.93.

"And on top of those things, the current officers haven't taken the necessary steps to regain the territory the fire company previously lost," Phillips said.

Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner said he could not comment on the suit, or confirm or deny the existence of any investigation into the fire company.

Shagin said while an official audit of the fire company's books has not been performed recently -- there's been no money for it, he said -- the company's records have been looked at by "an outside source" and verified as correct. And it's ironic the plaintiffs should complain about Kingsdale's money problems, he said, because the three have not paid their most recent membership dues.

He said while the company has not been listed as a responder in any area municipality, it has continued to raise money because funds are still required to pay fixed costs such as a mortgage and insurance. Shagin said his clients have done all they can to get back Kingsdale's service in Mount Joy and Germany townships.

But on Tuesday Mount Joy Township Chairman Supervisor John Gormont said he's seen little to indicate Kingsdale officials are trying hard to get their response area back.

"They've come to us in the past few years," he said, "but they've never followed through on anything they said they want to do."

Steven Bitzel, Germany Township's vice chairman supervisor, agreed, adding an inability to provide requested documentation is why Germany Township first dropped Kingsdale's service in 2008.

"We have not heard from them at all since that time," he said. "If these allegations are true, it would only serve to confirm and justify the decision to take them off (Germany Township's service), when they wouldn't provide us what we asked for."

A troubling shadow had been cast on Kingsdale for several years around 2008, after three company members were convicted of separate crimes. In one case, former Fire Chief Matthew Schatz resigned after being accused of having sex with junior members of the fire company, a charge to which he later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nearly a year in prison. In another, Michael Werdebaugh, a deputy chief at the time pleaded guilty to arson for his involvement in the torching of a hay bale Halloween decoration.

Today, in addition to the civil suit, Wayne Fleharty is also awaiting arraignment on charges that he fondled a 15-year-old girl while at a function at the fire hall in February 2010. Police charged Fleharty with one count each of corruption of minors and indecent assault.

Still, Shagin said, as regards the civil case he's seen no documents or old paperwork from the plaintiffs to back up the their claims, adding the court action is a result of longstanding bad blood and was made only for publicity.

"My clients have done their best for a crippled organization, and their thanks is to be libeled in court papers," he said. "Well, they will not be bullied, and we'll stay true and see this through."

http://www.eveningsun.com/ci_17627986?source=most_emailed
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Post by: gfd1 on April 13, 2011, 01:30:41 PM
To me, it seems as if since the township disbanded that FC, then they need to reposses all buildings and equipement and put it to better use.

The company was decertified by the township on July 31, 2008.  In PA, the township pays the workmans comp insurance for depts that serve them. No insurance, no territory.  The township cannot close the dept as it is a separate corporation who owns the building and apparatus.
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Post by: Engine33Truck on April 13, 2011, 01:49:49 PM
The company was decertified by the township on July 31, 2008.  In PA, the township pays the workmans comp insurance for depts that serve them. No insurance, no territory.  The township cannot close the dept as it is a separate corporation who owns the building and apparatus.

Thanks for the update, but isn't there something that the township or the Commonwealth of PA can do about those rigs sitting and rotting away in the hands of a disbanded FC?  I know members of an FC in Oklahoma that has zero money whatsoever who badly needs a new tanker to replace the 1960something Dodge that they have.  Also when they needed a new engine they had to buy two broken ones and combine them to make an engine.  And I know of at least two, maybe as many as 10, FC's in my home state of WV that'd love to have a badly needed new engine.  Or at least one that's up-to-date and in proper working order. 
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Post by: brucobuff on April 14, 2011, 08:20:13 AM
Thanks for the update, but isn't there something that the township or the Commonwealth of PA can do about those rigs sitting and rotting away in the hands of a disbanded FC?  I know members of an FC in Oklahoma that has zero money whatsoever who badly needs a new tanker to replace the 1960something Dodge that they have.  Also when they needed a new engine they had to buy two broken ones and combine them to make an engine.  And I know of at least two, maybe as many as 10, FC's in my home state of WV that'd love to have a badly needed new engine.  Or at least one that's up-to-date and in proper working order. 
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In Pennsyltucky, this situation is not uncommon, in the same county there are 2 other vfc's in the same dilemma...
I don't think any gov't agency, whether local, state, or federal should ever have the power to seize anybody's equipment if it is owned by a chartered organization, of course in a legal situation there would be due process.
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Post by: Engine33Truck on April 14, 2011, 10:31:14 AM
In Pennsyltucky, this situation is not uncommon, in the same county there are 2 other vfc's in the same dilemma...
I don't think any gov't agency, whether local, state, or federal should ever have the power to seize anybody's equipment if it is owned by a chartered organization, of course in a legal situation there would be due process.

Pennsyltucky, LOL, I haven't heard that in a long time.  I knew that some places near Philly were having a lot of problems but I didn't know that was wide-spread throughout the state.  I don't think that the gov should have very much power, but I do believe that in the case of a decertified VFC that probably will never be operational again, there should be something that someone could do to put the equipment in the hands of other VFCs that need them rather than letting them sit and rot.
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Post by: mgk110 on April 14, 2011, 09:48:37 PM
Seen in the Strip District of Pittsburgh back in 2009. Photo by me.
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Post by: mgk110 on April 14, 2011, 09:52:54 PM
Ex Rockwood ALF 700. Was in a yard off of S.R. 481 near Charleroi, Pa. until last fall. I think a collector from Maryland or Virginia bought it. It was offered to me but at the time I was in the process of buying a house. So the dream of owning a fire truck is on hold.
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Post by: mgk110 on April 14, 2011, 10:40:27 PM
Ex Homestead, Pa. Ex Pittsburgh Ford/Grumman. Sitting in a lot off of Whitaker Way in Whitaker,Pa.
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Post by: brucobuff on April 16, 2011, 10:57:52 AM
Ex Rockwood ALF 700. Was in a yard off of S.R. 481 near Charleroi, Pa. until last fall. I think a collector from Maryland or Virginia bought it. It was offered to me but at the time I was in the process of buying a house. So the dream of owning a fire truck is on hold.
Thanks for this one, supposedly it was donated to a Washington CO.,PA vfd that got burned out in the mid 1990's. One of the few dieselized 700's I've seen.
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Post by: mgk110 on April 17, 2011, 08:34:00 AM
Another of the Rockwood 700.
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Post by: eng40ine on April 18, 2011, 12:18:20 AM
An old Philadelphia, PA 1978 Seagrave Tiller in a truck sales lot in the Bridesburg section of the city around 2000-2001.
Any idea if this tiller is still around?
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Post by: mgk110 on April 22, 2011, 07:56:34 AM
Ex Pittsburgh Truck 12 now out of service after serving in Monessen, Pa. Sitting in a lot accross from Station 1. Photo by me.
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Post by: brucobuff on April 23, 2011, 06:52:24 PM
Looks like Monessen T-1 has had its trailer taken away since this 2007 photo by me
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Post by: brucobuff on April 23, 2011, 07:01:41 PM
Monessen FD,PA "dead line" 2007
left to right:
"new" T-1 1989 Seagrave 100' x??? OOS Mechanical
Boat tender, 1976 x-PBF Seagrave tractor w/trailer and boat (this actually ran)
E-3 1981? Seagrave OOS
Storage trailer
X-T-1;1979 Seagrave 100' OOS
WW Jenkins photos
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Post by: JBain18 on April 23, 2011, 08:56:09 PM
Ex Pittsburgh Truck 12 now out of service after serving in Monessen, Pa. Sitting in a lot accross from Station 1. Photo by me.
What happened to the trailer?
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Post by: Engine33Truck on April 23, 2011, 10:17:15 PM
Second from right, the Seagrave H cab, I've only seen that four-wiper configuration on 1980 and 1981 models.
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Post by: Open Cab Mack on April 24, 2011, 08:21:28 AM
The trailer was scrapped from what I heard.  The engine has a major pump issue. 
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Post by: mgk110 on April 24, 2011, 10:34:04 AM
Monessen just recently offered Charleroi old T1 for the rear axle. Charleroi needs one for their ladder. But after looking into it, they determined that the axle would not fit .
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Post by: JBain18 on April 24, 2011, 10:42:59 AM
What was wrong with the tiller for them to just let it sit outside and rot plus why would they scrap the trailer?
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Post by: brucobuff on April 24, 2011, 04:40:27 PM
X-PBF,PitcairnFC#2
1973 Mack R 1250/500
Duncansville,PA., 1994
WW Jenkins photo
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Post by: Lifeguard238 on April 24, 2011, 05:33:45 PM
I never knew Pitcairn #2 ran that xPBF Mack.  I only knew of the Ward LaFrance and the ALF 700 series.
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Post by: Open Cab Mack on April 24, 2011, 09:26:36 PM
What was wrong with the tiller for them to just let it sit outside and rot plus why would they scrap the trailer?
Joel, from what I was told, it failed the test, thats why they bought a new one.  They sold a section or two from the aerial and scrapped the rest.  I never talked to anyone from the dept.
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Post by: brucobuff on May 08, 2011, 03:22:29 PM
Carneys Point NJ, May 1993
1967 Ford C/Bruco rescue, just replaced
1965-67 IH/ALF ?/?/? X-Dupont, need help w/this one; see ALF comm. rig thread
Warren W. Jenkins photo
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Post by: FiremanRW on July 03, 2011, 08:58:45 PM
Milford, TX VFD
1980s Chevrolet C30
The truck was in the city yard underneath their water tower at the time of the photo.
FiremanRW photos
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Post by: crash_over-ride on July 05, 2011, 08:40:44 AM
Here is an ALF Pioneer that's for sale in Caroline, N.Y. (4500$).  I couldn't find a build plate, but was told by someone that it was purchased new by the Brooktondale N.Y. Fire Department.  It still runs and the pump still works. 

(http://i.imgur.com/xyOoQ.jpg)
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Post by: FDNYTRUCKScom on July 08, 2011, 02:50:29 PM
it was!
1966      P-1-187   Brooktondale, New York   NY      1000/750   Pioneer I      3-4-66   American La France

Here is an ALF Pioneer that's for sale in Caroline, N.Y. (4500$).  I couldn't find a build plate, but was told by someone that it was purchased new by the Brooktondale N.Y. Fire Department.  It still runs and the pump still works. 

(http://i.imgur.com/xyOoQ.jpg)
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Post by: grumpyff on July 21, 2011, 11:44:47 PM
1971 Ford/Howe
500/750?
Serial number 13396
found behind a tree company in Angola, IN.  Marked for Lake of the Woods German Township.  i could find nothing online for this one, does any one here have any info
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Post by: boardmansteve on July 22, 2011, 12:37:21 AM
i could find nothing online for this one, does any one here have any info

Vague question...what info are you looking for?
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Post by: grumpyff on July 22, 2011, 08:28:57 AM
Which department did it originally serve?
Did it serve with any other department?

I did a google search of "Lake of the Woods", and most of the results come up about  a development in Virgina. Adding "German township" gives results for Indiana (3 with German Township, but no Lake of the woods) , and one in Ohio
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Post by: Box 2565 on July 22, 2011, 09:04:46 AM
1971 Ford/Howe
500/750?
Serial number 13396
found behind a tree company in Angola, IN.  Marked for Lake of the Woods German Township.  i could find nothing online for this one, does any one here have any info

This rig was originally purchased by Bremen, Indiana.  I don't know if it served anywhere else.
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Post by: grumpyff on July 22, 2011, 01:03:42 PM
Thanks for the info Box2565! :)
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Post by: squad546 on July 26, 2011, 11:35:08 PM
Which department did it originally serve?
Did it serve with any other department?

I did a google search of "Lake of the Woods", and most of the results come up about  a development in Virgina. Adding "German township" gives results for Indiana (3 with German Township, but no Lake of the woods) , and one in Ohio
There was a very small FD that served the Lake of the Woods area. I don't think it exist anymore. I recall that they were taken over by another FD. It's not far from the town of Bremen so maybe it's part of their area now.
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Post by: crash_over-ride on September 04, 2011, 03:00:03 AM
recently retired Maxim, lettered for the Nanticoke N.Y. FD.  If anyone wants, next time I'm in that part of the world I can see if it is still onsite and perhaps track down a build plate.

(http://i.imgur.com/bEHe4l.jpg)
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Post by: FiremanRW on September 25, 2011, 10:23:36 PM
Hallettsville, TX VFD Retired booster & rescue
Destined for the auction hammer at the time of the photo.
FiremanRW photos
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Post by: Engine33Truck on October 03, 2011, 11:25:47 AM
This American LaFrance is being used to hold a sign outside an antiques store on US 50 in Romney,Hampshire County, West Virginia.

Haha, I'm just now noticing this, I've been trying to figure out where this rig came from for a while, lol!!!
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Post by: almdoc on October 26, 2011, 12:23:15 PM
Are those Monessen PA aerial tractors still there ?
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Post by: mgk110 on November 23, 2011, 07:36:44 AM
THe one Monessen tractor is gone. The other rigs sitting there are still in service.
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Post by: FiremanRW on February 25, 2012, 11:24:45 AM
Photo taken in Hamilton, TX
International Load Star Former Pine Prairie, LA
FiremanRW photos
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Post by: eman57 on April 02, 2012, 08:22:28 PM
Texas Fire Museum
Dallas, Texas

1 - 1953 ex-Killeen 85ft tiller
2 - ex-U.S. Army 1951 Chevrolet

2006 - Bob Studer photos

Hopefully someone can help me here.  I am trying to track down this specific truck.  As of 2008, it was in the hands of the Texas Fire Museum (who won't answer my calls or emails).  It belonged to the Killeen Fire Department only after its first "tour of duty" in the Nyack Fire Department in NY.  I found it posted on this forum, though the post is slightly dated.  Can anyone help me in my search?
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Post by: GA_Dave on April 02, 2012, 09:45:29 PM
Texas Fire Museum
Dallas, Texas

1 - 1953 ex-Killeen 85ft tiller
2 - ex-U.S. Army 1951 Chevrolet

2006 - Bob Studer photos

Hopefully someone can help me here.  I am trying to track down this specific truck.  As of 2008, it was in the hands of the Texas Fire Museum (who won't answer my calls or emails).  It belonged to the Killeen Fire Department only after its first "tour of duty" in the Nyack Fire Department in NY.  I found it posted on this forum, though the post is slightly dated.  Can anyone help me in my search?

Good old 245.  I remember seeing this old girl going sideways down the street one day back in 1980.  I don't think KFD ever used it at an actual fire!  Wish I knew more current info.
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Post by: MFDPhoto1 on April 03, 2012, 10:06:12 AM
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Hopefully someone can help me here.  I am trying to track down this specific truck.  As of 2008, it was in the hands of the Texas Fire Museum (who won't answer my calls or emails).  It belonged to the Killeen Fire Department only after its first "tour of duty" in the Nyack Fire Department in NY.  I found it posted on this forum, though the post is slightly dated.  Can anyone help me in my search?

I am trying to find out some 'info' for you.  I may take a while, but will let you know ASAP.   ;)
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Post by: eman57 on April 03, 2012, 06:00:28 PM
Thanks, I greatly appreciate it!
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Post by: FiremanRW on May 12, 2012, 08:15:51 PM
Two retired brush trucks.
Photographed at the McGregor office of the Texas Forest Service. One truck had the markings for Val Verde County Rural VFD. Probably on their way to the Forest Service bone yard in Lufkin.
FiremanRW photos
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Post by: FiremanRW on May 12, 2012, 09:49:50 PM
Retired truck
1979? Chevrolet C70/E1. This truck served Santa Fe Railroad in a yard in Somerville, TX.
FiremanRW photos
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Post by: FiremanRW on May 22, 2012, 09:07:34 PM
McGregor, TX VFD Retired Unit 5
Ford F600 900 tank
FiremanRW photos
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Post by: MFDPhoto1 on June 11, 2012, 09:22:36 AM
Pecos, TX
"a cold Pirsch"
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Post by: MFDPhoto1 on June 11, 2012, 09:27:11 AM
A 40's model in the desert of AZ
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Post by: infernoemeq on June 11, 2012, 09:44:05 AM
A 40's model in the desert of AZ
does it say what dept it was from ?
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Post by: MFDPhoto1 on June 11, 2012, 10:09:01 AM
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does it say what dept it was from ?

I have NO idea. I stumbled-on the photo accidently...and thought it was 'fitting' in here.  :>)   

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Post by: bulldogboy on June 12, 2012, 09:29:32 PM
Pecos, TX
"a cold Pirsch"

  Didn't know that it snowed in Pecos.

                        bulldogboy
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Post by: MFDPhoto1 on June 12, 2012, 09:43:42 PM
Pecos, TX
"a cold Pirsch"

  Didn't know that it snowed in Pecos.

                        bulldogboy

Pecos, TX : Maxey Park covered in snow, 12-2009

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc67556.php#ixzz1xdKaOBNh
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Post by: mgk110 on July 17, 2012, 09:37:15 PM
Found this one in Charleroi, Pa. while on patrol. Ex- Scottdale, Pa. ALF ladder used by an industrial painting company.
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Post by: phil/las on July 18, 2012, 12:59:30 PM
Where in the Arizona desert did you find this gem ???
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does it say what dept it was from ?

I have NO idea. I stumbled-on the photo accidently...and thought it was 'fitting' in here.  :>)   


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Post by: sacmankc135 on July 18, 2012, 04:21:01 PM
The truck is still out there by the side of the building. Try this email ,  williamfcarroll@verizon.net he's the contact for North Texas chapter and Museum.
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Post by: mgk110 on August 14, 2012, 08:09:01 AM
Ex-Uniontown, Pa. FD Engine 3 Mack, now privately owned. Found on a road near Pa. Rt. 51 and Turnpike 43 outside of Uniontown.
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Post by: GFD940 on August 22, 2012, 11:16:53 PM
1961 International/ Bruco for sale near Minerva, Ohio.  Lettered as Lewistown, PA Engine 3
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Post by: GA_Dave on August 23, 2012, 08:50:14 AM
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1961 International/ Bruco for sale near Minerva, Ohio.  Lettered as Lewistown, PA Engine 3

Actually, it was Engine 32 from Brooklyn Hose Company #3 in Lewistown.  750 gpm/750 gal.
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Post by: Box 2565 on August 29, 2012, 04:14:37 PM
Ex-Botkins OH
1958 Diamond T/Boyer
1000 GPM
Originally Marion, Indiana.  Sitting along Indiana Route 1 in Greendale last week.  Not much of it left.
Steve Hagy photo.
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Post by: infernoemeq on August 29, 2012, 05:28:37 PM
Ex-Botkins OH
1958 Diamond T/Boyer
1000 GPM
Originally Marion, Indiana.  Sitting along Indiana Route 1 in Greendale last week.  Not much of it left.
Steve Hagy photo.
any chance they sale it or any one around ???
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Post by: Box 2565 on August 29, 2012, 05:46:29 PM
Ex-Botkins OH
1958 Diamond T/Boyer
1000 GPM
Originally Marion, Indiana.  Sitting along Indiana Route 1 in Greendale last week.  Not much of it left.
Steve Hagy photo.

any chance they sale it or any one around ???
No idea who owns it...
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Post by: infernoemeq on August 29, 2012, 09:20:10 PM
nice rig going to the ground,
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Post by: Mill_Fire512 on September 12, 2012, 07:14:29 PM
Ex-Botkins OH
1958 Diamond T/Boyer
1000 GPM
Originally Marion, Indiana.  Sitting along Indiana Route 1 in Greendale last week.  Not much of it left.
Steve Hagy photo.

I live in Marion, and if you saw the size of it, compared to some larger cities, you'd see why this is the first truck that I have ever seen retired from Grant County, that someone found elsewhere.

Would you mind if I used this photo to show a few of the guys on Marion Fire?

Thanks,
Trav!
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Post by: Box 2565 on September 12, 2012, 07:24:40 PM


Ex-Botkins OH
1958 Diamond T/Boyer
1000 GPM
Originally Marion, Indiana.  Sitting along Indiana Route 1 in Greendale last week.  Not much of it left.
Steve Hagy photo.

I live in Marion, and if you saw the size of it, compared to some larger cities, you'd see why this is the first truck that I have ever seen retired from Grant County, that someone found elsewhere.

Would you mind if I used this photo to show a few of the guys on Marion Fire?

Thanks,
Trav!
Don't mind at all.
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Post by: Mill_Fire512 on September 12, 2012, 09:31:31 PM
Thank you! I know the guys will enjoy it

Trav!
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Post by: fcdan on November 12, 2012, 04:09:04 PM
Sitting in a shopping center parking lot in Southgate, MI
Former Denver, CO Truck 17
Being used for advertising for an all you can eat buffet.
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Post by: rjtoc2 on January 08, 2013, 07:31:56 PM
Another Maxim tiller, this one is sitting along U.S. 90 just east of Lake Charles, Louisiana.  My guess is that it is one of the Maxim's that New Orleans had in service.  The current lettering in the door reads: Clacasieu Parrish Ward 4 Fire Dist. #3.

This is not one of the two Maxim tractor-drawns formerly operated by the NOFD.  The trailer's compartmentation on the NOFD Maxims was very different than the one pictured.  Also, the tillerman's seat on the NOFD Maxims was not enclosed.

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Post by: FiremanRW on February 04, 2013, 06:57:07 PM
Found between Onalaska & Livingston, TX Diamond Reo/Boyer 1000 pump. Tarkington was still visible in the door.
FiremanRW photos
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Post by: FiremanRW on February 04, 2013, 07:57:59 PM
Bruceville-Eddy, TX VFD Retired Ford F600
FiremanRW photo
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Post by: Engine33Truck on May 27, 2013, 11:25:47 PM
An unusual sight to find in a field in Summers County, WV!

Ex-Anne Arundel Co. Truck 53

This Seagrave TDA is possibly the only tiller in West Virginia.  But you never know, I never thought I would find this.   Also, Fayetteville, WV's ex-Engine 33 and a Ford C-series engine was spotted in a field in nearby Nimitz, WV, but I didn't have time to stop to take photos.
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Post by: bulldogboy on May 29, 2013, 10:02:41 PM


          This 1955 Ford F-600 served Waterboro, ME as Tanker 5.

                                   bulldogboy
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Post by: infernoemeq on May 30, 2013, 05:56:12 PM


          This 1955 Ford F-600 served Waterboro, ME as Tanker 5.

                                   bulldogboy
looks like a nice home made truck.
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Post by: Engine33Truck on June 11, 2013, 01:02:25 PM
An unusual sight to find in a field in Summers County, WV!

Ex-Anne Arundel Co. Truck 53

This Seagrave TDA is possibly the only tiller in West Virginia.  But you never know, I never thought I would find this.   Also, Fayetteville, WV's ex-Engine 33 and a Ford C-series engine was spotted in a field in nearby Nimitz, WV, but I didn't have time to stop to take photos.

Anyone have in service photos?
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Post by: mgk110 on August 03, 2013, 06:29:02 AM
Found this at an Antique truck show held at the New Stanton Mack Dealer. Ex Pittsburgh E 8. Delivered in red it was repainted black/yellow, sold to Coulter, Pa., and painted back to red. It is privately owned now.
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Post by: Open Cab Mack on August 14, 2013, 01:51:41 PM
This International R-158 / Seagrave  sitting in a parking lot advertising a new bar at the Gold Coast Mall on Coastal Highway.  It's from Hacks Point MD.
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Post by: Box 2565 on August 15, 2013, 01:59:57 AM
This International R-158 / Seagrave  sitting in a parking lot advertising a new bar at the Gold Coast Mall on Coastal Highway.  It's from Hacks Point MD.
Looks like whoever owns it figured out what that all-bronze pump was worth!
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Post by: photoman475 on September 12, 2013, 01:19:37 PM
While not exactly by the side of the road, it's not too far off from the road.  This rig is located in a machine shed on the Bagg Bonanza Farm in Mooreton, North Dakota.  I have no other information on the truck, other than what you read on the sign. 

I'd guess that it was donated to the museum. 
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Post by: mgk110 on September 15, 2013, 04:04:43 PM
Found near Uniontown, Pa. A 1959 Federal (cab only) ex Connoquenessing VFD. As I was looking at it I heard a voice from behind say "it is not for sale no matter what you offer". It was the owner, who said he bought it at the Pechin Auction years ago. It has the motor and front axle, and the motor runs. The paint is bad but the body is solid. He has a chassis he plans on placing the cab on and restoring it.
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Post by: mgk110 on September 15, 2013, 04:13:19 PM
Found on State Route 51 north in Forward Twp. Pa. Ex. Perry Twp. Perryopolis Borough Fayette Co. Pa. Hahn 1000/500 pumper. For sale as is for $3500. It is sitting between the Auto Outlet dealer and a fruit/vegetable stand, so I'm not sure if the dealer is selling it but the number is 724-379-5101.
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Post by: jk on December 03, 2013, 06:52:49 PM
Ford-F600 pumper
photographed in Stone Lagoon, California

Jussi Kivi photo
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Post by: infernoemeq on December 03, 2013, 09:16:18 PM
Ford-F600 pumper
photographed in Stone Bay, California

Jussi Kivi photo
any name on it for where it might be used at since it has amber lights ?
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Post by: jk on December 05, 2013, 03:35:59 PM
I didn't find any name or text from it...
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Post by: Box 2565 on December 06, 2013, 06:14:34 PM
This pumper lettered for Evans Twp. was sitting on Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati when I took these photos on June 7, 2006.  Looks like a 1956 Ford chassis and I believe the body is by American - however there was nothing on the engine to identify the manufacturer.  The next time I was by here the pumper was gone. Steve Hagy photos.
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Post by: infernoemeq on December 07, 2013, 11:13:47 AM
This pumper lettered for Evans Twp. was sitting on Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati when I took these photos on June 7, 2006.  Looks like a 1956 Ford chassis and I believe the body is by American - however there was nothing on the engine to identify the manufacturer.  The next time I was by here the pumper was gone. Steve Hagy photos.
sad end to a nice old ford, shame to see these old rigs in junk yards to rot away.
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Post by: photoman475 on January 04, 2014, 08:15:06 PM
I grabbed this shot in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, in September 2003.  It's supposed to be an American LaFrance, but I have no idea for certain. I do tend to doubt it's an ALF.
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Post by: BFD1151 on February 15, 2014, 06:03:00 PM
This was found in Lewisville, NC a few years ago.

State Road, NC
1958 IHC Loadstar/Howe
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Post by: scottflynn101 on March 14, 2014, 03:27:58 PM
1973 Ford / Ward LaFrance
100ft. MM Aerial
750 GPM pump
ex-Waverly Ohio
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Post by: hondok on March 14, 2014, 09:47:39 PM
An unusual sight to find in a field in Summers County, WV!

Ex-Anne Arundel Co. Truck 53

This Seagrave TDA is possibly the only tiller in West Virginia.  But you never know, I never thought I would find this.   Also, Fayetteville, WV's ex-Engine 33 and a Ford C-series engine was spotted in a field in nearby Nimitz, WV, but I didn't have time to stop to take photos.

Anyone have in service photos?

Assuming that this is/was Truck 33, or Truck 335 as it was known when first placed in-service, here are two in-service photos (credit to the unknown photographers).  The red and white paint is not long after the unit was delivered in 1970 and the lime-yellow and white would have been sometime in the 1980's. There was also a twin to this unit purchased around the same time and it ran as Truck 32.
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Post by: infernoemeq on March 14, 2014, 11:19:24 PM
An unusual sight to find in a field in Summers County, WV!

Ex-Anne Arundel Co. Truck 53

This Seagrave TDA is possibly the only tiller in West Virginia.  But you never know, I never thought I would find this.   Also, Fayetteville, WV's ex-Engine 33 and a Ford C-series engine was spotted in a field in nearby Nimitz, WV, but I didn't have time to stop to take photos.

Anyone have in service photos?

Assuming that this is/was Truck 33, or Truck 335 as it was known when first placed in-service, here are two in-service photos (credit to the unknown photographers).  The red and white paint is not long after the unit was delivered in 1970 and the lime-yellow and white would have been sometime in the 1980's. There was also a twin to this unit purchased around the same time and it ran as Truck 32.
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they change the beacon on it with the repaint or just the lens ?
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Post by: hondok on March 15, 2014, 01:02:43 PM
An unusual sight to find in a field in Summers County, WV!

Ex-Anne Arundel Co. Truck 53

This Seagrave TDA is possibly the only tiller in West Virginia.  But you never know, I never thought I would find this.   Also, Fayetteville, WV's ex-Engine 33 and a Ford C-series engine was spotted in a field in nearby Nimitz, WV, but I didn't have time to stop to take photos.

Anyone have in service photos?

Assuming that this is/was Truck 33, or Truck 335 as it was known when first placed in-service, here are two in-service photos (credit to the unknown photographers).  The red and white paint is not long after the unit was delivered in 1970 and the lime-yellow and white would have been sometime in the 1980's. There was also a twin to this unit purchased around the same time and it ran as Truck 32.
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they change the beacon on it with the repaint or just the lens ?

Not sure...I believe the truck originally came with a two-lamp Model 17.  The beacon in the re-paint photo looks as though it is a four-lamp.
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Post by: Engine33Truck on March 15, 2014, 02:08:42 PM
Thanks gentlemen!   She's a pretty truck, I'd like to get my hands on her!
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Post by: Box 2565 on March 15, 2014, 11:45:33 PM
This was found in Lewisville, NC a few years ago.

State Road, NC
1958 IHC Loadstar/Howe
Micah,
Was this a tanker or did it have some other function?
Steve
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Post by: Twig on March 19, 2014, 04:59:21 PM
I grabbed this shot in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, in September 2003.  It's supposed to be an American LaFrance, but I have no idea for certain. I do tend to doubt it's an ALF.

The front end looks more like an old Seagrave than a La France...hard to tell without
a full front end shot. At least it isn't rotting away somewhere...
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Post by: photoman475 on March 20, 2014, 02:32:08 PM
That was the only shot I was able to get.  The spousal unit in the van and the guests we were with would not have appreciated my usual shoot the whole truck approach!

Photoman475
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Post by: BFD1151 on March 22, 2014, 08:56:51 PM
This was found in Lewisville, NC a few years ago.

State Road, NC
1958 IHC Loadstar/Howe
Micah,
Was this a tanker or did it have some other function?
Steve


I'm guessing this was a tanker at one time. I've yet to see an in service shot of this rig. Also, did you get my private message I sent you a while back?
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Post by: fcdan on April 23, 2014, 07:33:27 AM
Former Akron, MI
1989 GMC C6500/Grumman
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Post by: Dep39 on May 10, 2014, 10:16:19 PM
This was found in Lewisville, NC a few years ago.

State Road, NC
1958 IHC Loadstar/Howe

1953-54 IH R-180 or 190
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Post by: boxalarmdetroit on May 25, 2014, 10:03:49 PM
South of Zanesville, OH.
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Post by: mgk110 on May 28, 2014, 02:43:50 PM
Iselin Station 310 E311 ALF Century. I found this sitting off of U.S. Rt. 22 Near New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, Pa. I never heard of Iselin and I know its not in that area.
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Post by: brucobuff on May 28, 2014, 08:21:47 PM
Iselin Station 310 E311 ALF Century. I found this sitting off of U.S. Rt. 22 Near New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, Pa. I never heard of Iselin and I know its not in that area.
Iselin is in far western Indiana County, very close to the Armstrong Co. line. About 20 miles north of New Alex. going through Saltsburg to Clarksburg. Iselin is one of a number of coal "patch" towns in this former mining area, some of the small vfc's here have closed or merged.
We went to Iselin in 2007, and shot the ALF (1979,1500/750) pictured, plus a 1964 FWD 1500/750,X-Finleyville,PA. The ALF is originally from Peters Twp. and then went to Cecil Twp.#1.
Here is their station and fleet in 2007.
Warren Jenkins photo.
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Post by: MFDPhoto1 on June 01, 2014, 10:12:48 AM
I hate to see this...it's like seeing an old friend slowing dying...................  :-(

"This 1945 Ford/American (serial #461) served with the Oak Ridge V.F.D. in Kenton County, Kentucky.  The apparatus currently resides along side the frontage road of I-75 at the Dry Ridge exit (#159) just north of the outlet mall.  The Oak Ridge department went out of existence around 1975 when the area was annexed to the city of Covington."

Steve Haggy photo
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Post by: Box 2565 on June 02, 2014, 02:58:25 AM
I hate to see this...it's like seeing an old friend slowing dying...................  :-(

"This 1945 Ford/American (serial #461) served with the Oak Ridge V.F.D. in Kenton County, Kentucky.  The apparatus currently resides along side the frontage road of I-75 at the Dry Ridge exit (#159) just north of the outlet mall.  The Oak Ridge department went out of existence around 1975 when the area was annexed to the city of Covington."

Steve Haggy photo
That picture is at least 10 years old.  Don't know what the status of the pumper is.  Maybe I should go for a drive...

Steve
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Post by: bulldogboy on June 03, 2014, 09:48:27 PM
         This Mack "RD" tanker is sitting beside U.S. 1 in Portsmouth, NH. It looks too new and in too good a condition to be out to pasture.

                                           bulldogboy
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Post by: Mill_Fire512 on June 04, 2014, 11:54:18 AM
Iselin Station 310 E311 ALF Century. I found this sitting off of U.S. Rt. 22 Near New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, Pa. I never heard of Iselin and I know its not in that area.

Not sure I've ever seen a pump panel where it contours around the steamer.

Trav!
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Post by: GA_Dave on June 06, 2014, 09:55:57 AM
Iselin Station 310 E311 ALF Century. I found this sitting off of U.S. Rt. 22 Near New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, Pa. I never heard of Iselin and I know its not in that area.

Not sure I've ever seen a pump panel where it contours around the steamer.

Trav!

The recessed intake was a common option from ALF.
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Post by: mgk110 on June 18, 2014, 03:32:25 PM
Found while making a traffic stop on a seldom used road in Allenport, Pa., ex- Richeyville VFC Centerville, Washington County ALF.
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Post by: mgk110 on June 18, 2014, 03:41:00 PM
Found this GMC 7000/4Guys engine on S.R. 519 near Eighty-Four, Pa. Could not find a model number on the pump plate. It was T-4 from Station 712? All markings are painted black.
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Post by: mackcffan2014 on June 25, 2014, 12:22:04 AM
Don't know much about this one. This is in Suffield Ohio across the street from the fire department. It's in front of a seemingly defunct company, Harry Miller Excavating.
Note dual tires on rear axles.
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Post by: Box 2565 on June 30, 2014, 08:06:27 AM
Don't know much about this one. This is in Suffield Ohio across the street from the fire department. It's in front of a seemingly defunct company, Harry Miller Excavating.
Note dual tires on rear axles.
Looks as though that may be a Pirsch.  Any photos showing the front?
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Post by: mackcffan2014 on June 30, 2014, 09:50:27 AM
I don't think this helps much, but I found this one. I'll have to get back there and see if it's still around.
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Post by: Box 2565 on July 08, 2014, 11:23:48 PM
Sitting along a road in Portland, Connecticut summer of 2012.
Jennifer Hennessy photo.
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Post by: photoman475 on August 21, 2014, 03:48:09 PM
1970s Seagrave used by a painting contractor.
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Post by: fcdan on September 22, 2014, 07:44:20 PM
Schoolcraft and Prairie Ronde Township, MI
1948? Chevrolet Loadmaster/Bean High Pressure Fog
Parked on Old 27 north of Harrison , MI.
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Post by: X Chief 1 on September 22, 2014, 09:19:10 PM
Replying to #265,
   The headlights on the ladder truck have been replaced and are not historically correct.  Without further research I can't say one way or the other whether or not this is as Pirsch.
X Chief 1
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Post by: mackcffan2014 on September 23, 2014, 01:04:19 PM
Ah, thanks for the info even though it's inconclusive!
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Post by: Heavy Rescue Man 80 on October 25, 2014, 05:23:24 PM
Roanoke VA. Tiller
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Post by: Heavy Rescue Man 80 on October 25, 2014, 05:40:43 PM
New York City NY. Apparatus Found On The Side Of The Road
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Post by: Heavy Rescue Man 80 on October 25, 2014, 05:45:34 PM
New York City NY. Apparatus Found On The Side Of The Road
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Post by: Heavy Rescue Man 80 on October 25, 2014, 05:46:56 PM
New York City NY. Apparatus Found On The Side Of The Road
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Post by: Heavy Rescue Man 80 on October 25, 2014, 05:48:58 PM
New York City NY. Apparatus Found On The Side Of The Road
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Post by: Heavy Rescue Man 80 on October 25, 2014, 05:50:56 PM
New York City NY. Apparatus Found On The Side Of The Road
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Post by: Heavy Rescue Man 80 on October 25, 2014, 05:52:02 PM
New York City NY. Apparatus Found On The Side Of The Road
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Post by: Heavy Rescue Man 80 on October 25, 2014, 05:54:11 PM
New York City NY. Apparatus Found On The Side Of The Road
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Post by: Mill_Fire512 on October 30, 2014, 11:22:19 AM
New York City NY. Apparatus Found On The Side Of The Road

Second one down with the aluminum wheels in Ex-Engine 10

Trav!
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Post by: Triborough on October 31, 2014, 08:02:25 AM
New York City NY. Apparatus Found On The Side Of The Road

Where was this?
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Post by: Mill_Fire512 on November 02, 2014, 07:13:35 AM
New York City NY. Apparatus Found On The Side Of The Road

Where was this?

Brookfield Scrap Yard, Elmsford, NY.
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Post by: crash_over-ride on December 17, 2014, 08:10:43 AM
Alongside Rt. 96 in Danby, NY

(http://i.imgur.com/c3FRfLv.jpg)
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Post by: jk on January 11, 2015, 07:01:03 PM
Hahn pumper 1963
Photographed in State Gollege, PA. (september 1913)

Jussi Kivi photo
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Post by: mark40 on February 07, 2015, 05:30:38 PM
Photo taken in Pond Hill PA a few years back. 1942 Ford, former US Army- Camp Shanks, Orangeburg, NY thru approx. 1945, then Old Tappan NJ thru 1974, then Pond Hill-Lily Lake PA for approx. 30 more years and at the time of photo privately owned by Dale R. in Pond Hill PA.

This one had special meaning- actually went looking for it one day while returning from a trip to Ohio. My Dad was displaced from his home in Orangeburg NY in 1943 when Orangeburg and vicinity was taken over by the Army for Camp Shanks. They called all the townspeople together and said they had 30 days to vacate under eminent domain. The Army was to build a point of staging for the troops to go overseas.

My hometown is Old Tappan NJ and as a boy growing up I knew this engine well. The old Ford went on to serve Pond Hill well for many years I was told. Unfortunately Dale the Ford's owner passed away less than a year after my visit, he had told me he had plans to re-power her and get her back into shape. Not sure of its fate at this point.
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Post by: RocklandFires on February 09, 2015, 11:16:14 AM
Marc, thanks for posting this photo. I am a Rockland County Fire Historian and this image will be a great addition to our collection. Here are some photos from the Rockland County Volunteer Fire Museums collection from the Camp Shanks Fire Department.

Brian Duddy - RocklandFires.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockland-Fires/660756673993444 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockland-Fires/660756673993444)

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Post by: mark40 on February 09, 2015, 01:19:17 PM
Brian, Another Camp Shanks Ford went to River Vale NJ and then on to Nuangola PA in the late 60's. Nuangola's Ford is in pristine condition as you can see in the link to their Facebook page below. Nuangola and Pond Hill are neighboring communities as are River Vale and Old Tappan. Dale connected all the dots for me when I was there.

https://www.facebook.com/nvfd.pa/photos/pb.218901274835282.-2207520000.1423505114./223568461035230/?type=3&theater

Mark
West Point FD (RET), Honorary Member Spring Valley H&L, Life Member RCVFA
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Post by: MFDPhoto1 on February 11, 2015, 04:51:08 PM
         This Mack "RD" tanker is sitting beside U.S. 1 in Portsmouth, NH. It looks too new and in too good a condition to be out to pasture.

                                           bulldogboy

Maybe they were in TacoBell or McD's getting lunch ?  Yes, and it is on a MACK chassis...which is absolutely indestructible. :-)
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Post by: bulldogboy on February 14, 2015, 10:50:05 AM

I also posted this photo on "BigMackTrucks" under "New Hampshire Macks" and received a reply that it is the former Peterborough, NH Tanker 1. Supposedly, it was involved in a accident which resulted in a bent frame and the insurance company would not pay for it to be repaired. Ironically, Peterborough's former tanker, on a Mack "R" chassis, was involved in a serious accident with a propane truck in Jaffery, NH while en route to a fire in Rindge, NH back in the late '90s.  They seem to have bad luck with their Mack tankers.

bulldogboy
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Post by: RocklandFires on February 19, 2015, 08:38:54 AM
Brian, Another Camp Shanks Ford went to River Vale NJ and then on to Nuangola PA in the late 60's. Nuangola's Ford is in pristine condition as you can see in the link to their Facebook page below. Nuangola and Pond Hill are neighboring communities as are River Vale and Old Tappan. Dale connected all the dots for me when I was there.

https://www.facebook.com/nvfd.pa/photos/pb.218901274835282.-2207520000.1423505114./223568461035230/?type=3&theater

Mark
West Point FD (RET), Honorary Member Spring Valley H&L, Life Member RCVFA

Thanks Mark, had no clue Nuangola had one of the Camp Shanks rigs. Nuangola also has Hillcrest's old Young which they are trying to sell now. Here is the list of the Camp Shanks rigs that I have with the help of Ted from  http://www.firetrucks-atwar.com

USA 502932 1942 Ford-Ward LaFrance Class 500
USA 502933 1942 Ford-Ward LaFrance Class 500
USA 503118 1942 Ford-Hahn Class 325
USA 504581 1942 Chev-Darley Class 300
USA 504582 1942 Chev-Darley Class 300
USA 506465 1943 International-Central Class 300
USA 506495 1943 International-Central Class 300
USA 506484 1943 International-Central Class 300
USA 502919 1942 Ford-Cayasler Class 500
USA 505004 1943 International-Howe Class 500
USA 505081 1943 Chev-Buffalo Class 500
USA 505084 1943 Chev-Buffalo Class 500
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Post by: FiremanRW on February 25, 2015, 11:25:54 PM
Brazos Point/Eulogy, TX VFD
1985 Sutphen 1250/750 Ex Arlington, FD Engines 9,4, Keen FD, Trainingdivision.com
FiremanRW photo
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Post by: Mill_Fire512 on February 27, 2015, 10:26:04 AM
They were selling parts off of that truck on Facebook, and I requested to buy the Sutphen "S" off of the front, and then never heard back from the person selling them. Looks to be gone now.

Trav!
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Post by: FiremanRW on February 28, 2015, 12:31:24 PM
The member who told me about the truck said that the  "S" went fast and received many offers for purchase.
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Post by: bulldogboy on April 04, 2015, 10:11:07 PM
    This Mack "CF" is sitting beside U.S. Alt. 17 in Walterboro, SC. The nomenclature plate says that it is a 1968 model. It thought that in 1968 "CF"s had the
    horizontal front chrome strips. Maybe the full chrome facepiece was added later? No idea where it served.

                                                bulldogboy
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Post by: bulldogboy on June 02, 2015, 10:40:46 PM
         This Mack "RD" tanker is sitting beside U.S. 1 in Portsmouth, NH. It looks too new and in too good a condition to be out to pasture.

                                           bulldogboy

Maybe they were in TacoBell or McD's getting lunch ?  Yes, and it is on a MACK chassis...which is absolutely indestructible. :-)

I also posted this photo on "BigMackTrucks" under "New Hampshire Macks" and received a reply that it is the former Peterborough, NH Tanker 1. Supposedly, it was involved in a accident which resulted in a bent frame and the insurance company would not pay for it to be repaired. Ironically, Peterborough's former tanker, on a Mack "R" chassis, was involved in a serious accident with a propane truck in Jaffery, NH while en route to a fire in Rindge, NH back in the late '90s.  They seem to have bad luck with their Mack tankers.

bulldogboy
Undaunted, the Peterborough, NH Fire Department presses on. They recently placed in service a new tanker, a 2015 Mack "Granite"/KME, 1250/2500. Hope the third time's a charm.
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Post by: bulldogboy on July 26, 2015, 04:57:38 PM

      This retired Chevrolet "Kodiak" engine is now working in the construction business in New Hampshire. There is no manufacturer's name on the body
      but, being in New England, I'll say it is mostly likely a Farrar or a Moody.

                                  bulldogboy
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Post by: Frank van der Weerden on August 21, 2015, 10:45:41 AM
Gents,

During a Pacific islands trip through Micronesia in April 1994 I came along this International R185 with the Navy number 73-01904 which was at Kolonia fire station the capital of Ponape (Pohnpei) which is one of the Federated States of Micronesia (formerly known as the Carolines)
Any one any idea of year, where it served before and who was the builder?

Thanks, Frank
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Post by: Frank van der Weerden on August 21, 2015, 10:51:31 AM
Gents, here a photo of an International R190 at (junk) yard in April 1994 @ Majuro, Marshall islands. Numbered F19 with number plate being 110351 (army number?) My thoughts that it served at Kwajalein or Roi Atoll.
Can anyone confirm that this was a former Army fire truck and year, who build it and station were it served.

Thanks, Frank
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Post by: Frank van der Weerden on August 21, 2015, 10:58:22 AM
Gents,

Found this Ford 8000 at a dealers yard at Guam in April 1994. He thought that it came from Andersen Air Force base. It had a big number 14 on th tank but couldn't find any other details. Anyone any idea pleae?

Frank
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Post by: GA_Dave on August 21, 2015, 12:22:49 PM
Gents,

During a Pacific islands trip through Micronesia in April 1994 I came along this International R185 with the Navy number 73-01904 which was at Kolonia fire station the capital of Ponape (Pohnpei) which is one of the Federated States of Micronesia (formerly known as the Carolines)
Any one any idea of year, where it served before and who was the builder?

Thanks, Frank

1966 or 1967 International R-185/Fire Trucks, Inc. 750/300.
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Post by: Frank van der Weerden on August 21, 2015, 12:25:06 PM
Gents,

During a Pacific islands trip through Micronesia in April 1994 I came along this International R185 with the Navy number 73-01904 which was at Kolonia fire station the capital of Ponape (Pohnpei) which is one of the Federated States of Micronesia (formerly known as the Carolines)
Any one any idea of year, where it served before and who was the builder?

Thanks, Frank

1966 or 1967 International R-185/Fire Trucks, Inc. 750/300.

Thanks GA Dave
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Post by: GA_Dave on August 21, 2015, 12:31:12 PM
Gents,

Found this Ford 8000 at a dealers yard at Guam in April 1994. He thought that it came from Andersen Air Force base. It had a big number 14 on th tank but couldn't find any other details. Anyone any idea pleae?

Frank

During the 1980's many Air Force bases had similar apparatus that were used as tankers to resupply water to crash trucks on the airfield.  They were also used for brush fires.  The ones I have seen were typically 250/1500.  I don't believe these were procured through normal apparatus channels, therefore not having any Air Force A/S32P designation.
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Post by: Frank van der Weerden on August 21, 2015, 12:39:25 PM
Gents,

Found this Ford 8000 at a dealers yard at Guam in April 1994. He thought that it came from Andersen Air Force base. It had a big number 14 on th tank but couldn't find any other details. Anyone any idea pleae?

Frank

During the 1980's many Air Force bases had similar apparatus that were used as tankers to resupply water to crash trucks on the airfield.  They were also used for brush fires.  The ones I have seen were typically 250/1500.  I don't believe these were procured through normal apparatus channels, therefore not having any Air Force A/S32P designation.

OK thanks for the info GA Dave will post more x USA armed forces photos in this topic which I photograph in the Netherlands at dealers yards
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Post by: Frank van der Weerden on August 21, 2015, 12:46:07 PM
Here a P15 (?) at a truck dealer in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel in the Netherlands. Photographed in December 2006 with X-mas wishes.
Unfortunately the number was painted over so unable to read it. However the VIN number is 17719W
This dealer got it from a military truck dealer who had 2 more (posting follow later in separate mails)
I guess it was from the US forces in Germany or somewhere else in Europe

Frank
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Post by: Frank van der Weerden on August 21, 2015, 01:22:37 PM
Here another P15 at a huge military dump in the Netherlands
Navy one with the number 71-02649 (No 5) no idea what year, got a message that it served at NAS Bermuda as 15
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Post by: Frank van der Weerden on August 21, 2015, 01:25:09 PM
next to the navy one was a former air force one. Forgot to take down the number  :-[  Had a big No 6 and what I can see above the A/S...P15 number the last two number/letter was 0W
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Post by: bulldogboy on September 21, 2015, 10:08:01 PM

     Former Whitneyville, ME, 1961 Mack "C" sitting in Machiasport, ME. Photo from E-bay.

                                     bulldogboy
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Post by: Bklyn Phil on March 06, 2016, 10:33:07 AM
Here's a 1977 ALF Pioneer III still on the road and participating in the 2016 Rockaway St Patrick's Day parade. It's advertising the Rockaway Mermaid Day parade and all the summer silliness that goes along with such a festivity.
See https://www.google.com/#q=Rockaway+Mermaid+Parade&tbm=isch for some photos. 

Bklyn Phil
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Post by: brucobuff on April 23, 2016, 07:53:59 PM
WLF Ambassador rear-mount found in village of Waterside,PA. (Bedford Co.) along PA RT36 between Roaring Spring and Loysburg.
unknown origin
4/16/16
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Post by: brucobuff on June 15, 2016, 04:41:02 PM
X-FDNY MACK CF Aerialscope, Manassas,VA., 6-4-16
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Post by: scottflynn101 on August 01, 2016, 11:39:09 AM
Unknown E-One engine
at Jimmy Dobson's Antique Toy and Fire Truck Museum
Awaiting a new paint job to be used as the sign for the museum
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Post by: Captmjm on August 17, 2016, 08:15:19 AM
1973 Chevy C65/Swab, looks like 427 Gas engine. Door Decal said Atlantic Virginia ?. Sitting in lot North Point Rd in Baltimore County.
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Post by: brucobuff on August 17, 2016, 06:41:54 PM
1973 Chevy C65/Swab, looks like 427 Gas engine. Door Decal said Atlantic Virginia ?. Sitting in lot North Point Rd in Baltimore County.

Atlantic,VA. out on the Eastern Shore near Wallop's Island,VA.
Replaced @ Atlantic in 2006
original owner: Plaza Rescue Squad, Virginia Beach.
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Post by: HmaximS on August 28, 2016, 10:58:32 PM
X-FDNY MACK CF Aerialscope, Manassas,VA., 6-4-16

This truck was at Andy Leiders place in Middletown NY this summer (August 2016). I was going to say that semi looked like his rig....
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Post by: HmaximS on August 28, 2016, 11:02:11 PM
The Mack all the way to the right
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Post by: 56 Central on October 29, 2016, 02:35:09 PM
Reply #12 in its better day.
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Post by: photoman475 on January 01, 2017, 01:18:38 PM
I have no idea who built this rig, but I think it's on a Chevy chassis.  Wabasha, Minnesota, Memorial Day 1986, owned by the VFW and the American Legion.  No information on who built it or when.

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Post by: wfdstation42 on January 01, 2017, 11:03:43 PM
I have no idea who built this rig, but I think it's on a Chevy chassis.

Ford
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Post by: Box 2565 on January 04, 2017, 01:28:12 AM
I have no idea who built this rig, but I think it's on a Chevy chassis.  Wabasha, Minnesota, Memorial Day 1986, owned by the VFW and the American Legion.  No information on who built it or when.
Looks like Luverne apparatus to me.
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Post by: alvin201 on February 12, 2017, 01:31:27 PM
This Mack pumper recently seen along Schuyler Avenue in Kearny, NJ.  Friends tell me it's been there some time.  Photos by my friend, noted rail historian and photographer Rich Taylor.

Does anyone know where it's from?
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Post by: Communityfirefighter on March 16, 2017, 12:23:07 AM
Took this Mack picture couple years back on side of the road somewhere in virgina.
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Post by: jk on March 20, 2017, 08:12:37 AM
This Mack pumper recently seen along Schuyler Avenue in Kearny, NJ.  Friends tell me it's been there some time.  Photos by my friend, noted rail historian and photographer Rich Taylor.

Does anyone know where it's from?


Is there a back seat in the cab?
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Post by: bulldogboy on March 21, 2017, 09:33:41 PM

    I don't think so. Mack referred to this style as the "Deluxe" cab. Macks were available with: open cabs, semi cabs, coupe cabs, and sedan cabs. The "Deluxe" cab was a
    fancy coupe cab. There is a thread on Mack "Deluxe" cabs under Mack fire trucks.

                                                  bulldogboy
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Post by: Captmjm on May 15, 2017, 07:46:27 AM
196X Ford former front mount pumper. I couldn't find a manufacturer tag. Outside of a cidery cellar in Monkton MD. Stripped of all firefighting equipment including entire hosebed and tank. Nice lights however.
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Post by: WEFR 15 on May 20, 2017, 02:20:01 PM
Old Fire House Brewery
Williamsburg, Clermont County, OH
Ford C/Allegheny Fire Apparatus (Huntington, WV)
Model Brahma
1000 GPM/??
Serial # 92476

Brewery uses it as a promotional piece.   
Great beer by the way!
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Post by: scottflynn101 on June 28, 2017, 07:08:01 PM
Ex-Orlando Seagrave Tiller
behind Cali Bakers Firehouse Grill in Myrtle Beach SC
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Post by: Box 2565 on June 29, 2017, 01:35:47 AM
Old Fire House Brewery
Williamsburg, Clermont County, OH
Ford C/Allegheny Fire Apparatus (Huntington, WV)
Model Brahma
1000 GPM/??
Serial # 92476

Brewery uses it as a promotional piece.   
Great beer by the way!
Looks like Terrace Park, Ohio's former engine.  How did you know about the beer Bill?
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Post by: Box 2565 on July 01, 2017, 09:29:56 AM
196X Ford former front mount pumper. I couldn't find a manufacturer tag. Outside of a cidery cellar in Monkton MD. Stripped of all firefighting equipment including entire hosebed and tank. Nice lights however.
This may be one of Randolph Township, Ohio's former engines.  RTFD purchased 4 of these Ford/Sutphen pumpers with 750 GPM front mount pumps and 1000 gallon tanks in 1967.  Here's a  photo of one of them.
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Post by: Captmjm on July 03, 2017, 09:25:10 AM
It sure looks like it could be one of them. Thank you for the update. Happy 4th everyone!
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Post by: bulldogboy on August 25, 2017, 09:59:00 PM

               Ladder 2, a Pierce 105' rearmount from the "City of " sitting by the side of the road in Massachusetts.

                                                              bulldogboy
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Post by: bulldogboy on October 13, 2017, 09:54:09 PM

        Former Alton, NH Engine 5, a 1975 Mack "MB", 1250/1000, sitting by the side of the road (and behind some weeds) in New Hampshire.

                                                   bulldogboy
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Post by: mgk110 on November 04, 2017, 01:14:30 PM
Former Conemaugh FD, Pa. Squad 15-6 found sitting in a lot OOS. Anyone know what this is?
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Post by: brucobuff on November 04, 2017, 02:47:13 PM
Former Conemaugh FD, Pa. Squad 15-6 found sitting in a lot OOS. Anyone know what this is?
I have the chassis as a 1986 GMC, but no details on the bus body.
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Post by: mgk110 on December 05, 2017, 11:44:27 AM
Thank you.
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Post by: mgk110 on February 10, 2018, 03:09:22 PM
Found in a self storage yard along East 8th Ave.(State Route 837) in Munhall, Pa. Ex- Burgettstown, Pa. Ford/Grumman.
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Post by: bulldogboy on March 31, 2018, 08:23:30 PM
            This 1980 Mack "MS-200" is sitting beside U.S. Alt. 17 in Walterboro, SC. Former Cameron, SC Engine 51.

                                                     bulldogboy
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Post by: Buckeye53 on April 10, 2018, 03:24:47 PM
X - Girard, KS E-1
1961 Central / Chevrolet 80 Spartan
750/500
John Denney Photos 4/5/2018

Privately Owned in Girard, KS.
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Post by: MES260 on May 08, 2018, 12:59:46 PM
Former Ogunquit, ME 1968 Mack CF sitting on the side of Route 109 in Wells, ME.
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Post by: bulldogboy on May 11, 2018, 09:51:16 PM
Former Ogunquit, ME 1968 Mack CF sitting on the side of Route 109 in Wells, ME.
At least Ogunquit's former 1981 Mack "CF", 106' RMA has not suffered the same fate. It is now in service in Bridgewater, NH as Ladder 1.

                              bulldogboy
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Post by: MES260 on May 11, 2018, 11:39:50 PM
Former Ogunquit, ME 1968 Mack CF sitting on the side of Route 109 in Wells, ME.
At least Ogunquit's former 1981 Mack "CF", 106' RMA has not suffered the same fate. It is now in service in Bridgewater, NH as Ladder 1.

                              bulldogboy

It good to see these old girls still in service.
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Post by: 56 Central on June 23, 2018, 06:34:58 PM
Springfield Twp. Rockway, Clark County Ohio. United IH tanker parked beside a tire store in South Charleston Ohio. Second photo is the same rig in the 80's.
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Post by: Jeff Green on October 16, 2018, 04:22:25 PM
FWD with an unknown body sitting at a business in Canal Fulton, Ohio.   Looks like the truck hasn't moved in some time.   I'm not very good at identifying older fire bodies, could anyone help me out with that?
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Post by: Box 2565 on October 20, 2018, 03:22:30 PM
That's a custom FWD.  Looks like the body might be a Pierce.  FWD subcontracted some bodywork to Pierce.