ALF - 900 Series

boardmansteve

District Chief
Guthrie, OK
Ladder 4
1968 ALF
Gas/manual
100'
(now owned by an individual in Guthrie, along with an ex-GFD 700 Series pumper)

Pawhuska, OK
Engine 3
1959 ALF #N-838
Gas/manual
750/500
(This doll is still the PFD's third-out engine!)

Ponca City, OK

1961 ALF
Engine 111 (reserve)
Gas/manual
1000/750
(What can I say...hubba, hubba! This girl was sold to Marland, OK in the late 1980s.)

Engine 102
1969 ALF
Diesel/automatic (originally gas/manual)
1500/1000
(Originally white, this truck was refurbished in the late 1980s. Most PCFD apparatus from the 1950s through the 1970s were delivered with two motor sirens. At least one had dual B&Ms; the others had a B&M and a Q2B as seen here.)

(Steve Loftin photos)
 

boardmansteve

District Chief
Clinton, OK
1963 ALF #9-1-8807
Diesel/manual
1000/300
Engine 3 (parade rig)

Catoosa, OK
1967 ALF
Gas/manual
1000/500
Engine 2
(ex-Joplin, MO; one of four)

(Steve Loftin photos)
 

boardmansteve

District Chief
Not much! Here's proof:

Pilot car (prototype 900)
1958 ALF
Gas/manual
750/300

Greensboro, NC
1964 ALF
Gas/manual
1000/500
Engine 6
(What a beauty...and well-equipped, too!)

(factory photos)
 

Andrew2340

FF/EMT/RT/FM
Asheville (NC) Fire Dept. "X Engine 3"

1964 ALF 900 Series
1000/500
Reg. # ??
SOLD IN 2006

Andrew Messer Photo
 

Andrew2340

FF/EMT/RT/FM
This truck is in Barnardsville, NC, being used as a travelling billboard now.

UNKNOWN AGENCY "Engine" (possibly X Long Creek, NC)

1968 ALF 900 Series
1250/750
Reg. # 7.1.997
X-??

Andrew Messer Photo
 

Andrew2340

FF/EMT/RT/FM
Bradshaw (NC) Fire Dept. "1202"

1970 ALF 900 Series (formerly an opencab)
100/750
Reg. # 7.1.1197
X: Hickory, NC

Andrew Messer Photo
 

Andrew2340

FF/EMT/RT/FM
Spruce Pine (NC) Fire & Rescue "Engine 1"

1967 ALF 900 Series
1250/500
Reg. # 8-1-816

Andrew Messer Photo
 

Andrew2340

FF/EMT/RT/FM
Lake Logan (NC) Fire Dept. "X 2801"

1968 ALF 900 Series
750/500
Reg. # 7.1.854
X: Brevard, NC "Engine 5"

Andrew Messer Photo
 

boardmansteve

District Chief
This is all the information I have on these rigs:

Omaha, NE
Gas/manual
1000/300
Engine 12
(This is the lower line model with painted headlight bezels, tow hooks, and compartment door latches as well as small vertical grab rails on the cab.)

Asheville, NC
1959 ALF
Gas/manual
1000/?
(This is the Deluxe model; note the differences in this truck compared to the items mentioned above.)

(factory photos)
 

nappc

Lieutenant
Nichols Hills, Oklahoma
1959 American Lafrance
1000 gpm 500 tank


Fred Napp
Deputy Chief
Haltom City, Texas Fire Rescue
 

boardmansteve

District Chief
nappc said:
Nichols Hills, Oklahoma

Fred Napp
Deputy Chief
Haltom City, Texas Fire Rescue
Fred,

It appears that we've traveled the same circles for at least 20 years. I'm amazed that we've never run into each other! You have photos of some rigs that I don't, and I probably have some that you're missing. Let's get together for a buffing trip one of these days...just PM me when you get some time.

Oh, and please...keep these photos coming!

Steve Loftin
Yukon, OK
 

covrace

Probie
ATTN andrew Messer. Love your photos. esp. engine 315 from Mahwah, nj. I own her sister engine 215. My hometown is Mahwah. I NEED TO SPEAK TO YOU!!!. This is no joke. myself and about 25 other members of MFD have been searching for that truck for 1.5 years. my email is Covrace@aol.com. I also left my cell number on the answering machine at your firehouse. PLEASE CALL ME!!!
 

boardmansteve

District Chief
boardmansteve said:
Ponca City, OK
1961 ALF
Engine 111 (reserve)
Gas/manual
1000/750
(What can I say...hubba, hubba! This girl was sold to Marland, OK in the late 1980s.)

Here's what this girl looks like as of about two weeks ago; mostly complete, but she's been sitting outside for over a year.
 

mrsundae

Probie
Hi:

I don't know if I am doing this right, but I am looking for information on an ALF 1965 900 Series .

I am just purchased one, and would like to know if everything is with the truck. can you help ??

You can e-mail me at richard.brighton@lenawee.mi.us

Thanks.
 

boardmansteve

District Chief
You can start by posting some photos, starting with with well-lighted L/F and R/R 3/4 views of the exterior. Then, we can look and see what might be missing...
 

mrsundae

Probie
mrsundae said:
Hi:

I don't know if I am doing this right, but I am looking for information on an ALF 1965 900 Series .

I am just purchased one, and would like to know if everything is with the truck. can you help ??

You can e-mail me at richard.brighton@lenawee.mi.us

Thanks.
 

mrsundae

Probie
I am missing 3 drain caps, 1 on the left side, think its a 2 1/2" cap, and 2 drain caps in the back, these are 1 1/2" anybody know of where I can purchase any of these?

Thanks,

mrsundae
 

boardmansteve

District Chief
boardmansteve said:
Ponca City, OK
Engine 102
1969 ALF
Diesel/automatic (originally gas/manual)
1500/1000
(Originally white, this truck was refurbished in the late 1980s. Most PCFD apparatus from the 1950s through the 1970s were delivered with two motor sirens. At least one had dual B&Ms; the others had a B&M and a Q2B as seen here.)
Here's a late-1970s shot of her, taken with a 110 camera, prior to refurb.

(SL photo)
 

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USAF-SAC/Vet.
Mount Vernon, Virginia.


It is a 1961 900-series American LaFrance, 1,000 gpm pumper. The engine was made by Boeing Aircraft. It weighed approximately 330 lbs. and gave us approximately 330 blown horsepower. If you note in the picture the clearance between the top of the tire and the front fender opening speaks to how light the engine was. The chrome stack that sorta looks like something off a steamship was the exhaust stack. The engine was rather unique in that it had an air intake at the front axle.

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2010/09/17/turbine-powered-oddities-no-467-american-lafrance/?refer=news

photo & article courtesy of:

Hemmings Classic Car, Dave Collins
 

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