ALF - 900 Series

Open Cab Mack

Firefighter
A shot of the 1960 ALF engine and ladder truck shot in front of No. 1 back in 1963. The engine had a 1,000 gpm twinflow pump and a 300 gwt. The engine served until 1990.
 

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fcdan

Captain
Detroit
1969 ALF, four delivered
#14-1-1352 (Ladder 23)
#14-1-1724 (Ladder 21)
#14-1-1725 (Ladder 1)
#14-1-1726 (Ladder 3)
 

fcdan

Captain
FDNYTRUCKScom said:
Did Detroit have a 1970 100' TDA 8-1-1916 as well?
Negative on the 1970 delivery. However, Detroit did take delivery of CE-14-1916, one of three 1977 ALF TDA's.

CE-14-1915 (Ladder 24)
CE-14-1916 (Ladder 28)
CE-14-1917 (Ladder 29)
 

FAO25

Captain
boardmansteve said:
Boston, MA
196? ALF #?
100'
?/?

Detroit, MI
196? ALF #?
100'
?/?

Philadelphia, PA
196? ALF #?
100'
?/?

Baltimore County, MD
1961 ALF #6-1-8559
?/?/100'
?/?
Truck 5

(factory photos)
Boston, 4 Delivered in 1968, 3 in 1970. All had multiple assignments.
 

E290L103

Firefighter
ok thank you. just a minor correction, the serials on the 3 77's were as follows.

CE-14-4915 Detroit, Michigan MI Century
CE-14-4916 Detroit, Michigan MI Century
CE-14-4917 Detroit, Michigan MI Century
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Glen Echo, MD. 1961 ALF 900 series 100' TDA DSL served as Trk 11 1961-1987
In-service photo, WW Jenkins collection
OOS photo by J. Floyd, Jenkins collection
 

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brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Silver Spring,MD.
1960 ALF 900 series 100'TDA Gas/manual, in 1984 retractored with 1979 Ford L9000 dsl/auto, all work done by Montgomery Co.Dept.of Public Works shop. Aerial ladder was replaced in 1978.
In reserve/training fleet into mid-1990's, then donated to Aspers,PA., eventually in Pechin collection in Western PA.,unknown fate at auction there in 2006.
1965 and 1969 photos by R. Washburn
1986 and 1994 photos by WW Jenkins
 

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brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Baltimore County, MD
1961 ALF #6-1-8559
?/?/100'
?/?
Truck 5

(factory photos)
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Steve, all Balt Co. career dept. ladders from 1949-1974 had booster systems with 150 gal. tanks. This included midmounts, TDA's, and rear mounts from ALF and Seagrave.
 

wetgloves

Probie
for those that were asking about scottdales truck. yes, i believe that was a missing lense on the sireno. for many years there was a red plastic lense. it is back to red glass.
currently i am looking for original rear lights for it. need to get rid of the strobes. if anyone would happen to know of where some might be, i'd appricate it.
also mauling the idea of sourcing everything to put the booster reels back in. the originals are long, long gone.
 

wetgloves

Probie
brucobuff said:
wetgloves said:
Scottdale Volunteer Fire Department, Scottdale, PA.
1965 American Lafrance bought new by the dept. in '65. Truck was in-service until approx. 2004 when it was put on reserve status. Officallt retired in late '08.
We still have the truck, no used for the typical parades, shows, weddings, funerals etc. A few of us have the goal to try to get her back to as original as can be, in due time, I guess.
This truck was a featured " centerfold" of the book 'Great American Fire Engines' and Corgi also mad a model of her.

I was lucky to shoot this in 1993, and was very impressed! I have 3 books with photos of this rig.
Warren W. Jenkins photo
if you don't mind my asking, what are the 3 books? obviously know of the 'great american fire engines' but not the other 2. we are planning our 125th anniversary this year. it would be great to track them down.
 

Lifeguard238

Firefighter
Rankin VFD, Engine #1/101/238-2
Originally Mt. Lebanon FD
1961 American LaFrance 900 Series
750gpm

In-service from 1987-2005

Photo courteousy of the Rankin VFD. Credit to the original photographer.
 

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Lifeguard238

Firefighter
Rankin VFD Engine #1
1960 American LaFrance 900 series
1000gpm (I believe)
Originally Lancaster? PA
In-service 1980-1986

Credit to the original photographer. Photo part of the Rankin VFD collection.
 

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