Vintage Durham County Tanker

Here’s another vintage image. Rare photo from Jonathan Umbdenstock of Durham County’s original tanker, a 1966 International with a body built in Raleigh. Odds favor either Alexander Welding or Atlas Steel. Scanned from film print.

Had a capacity of 1,200 gallons with a gas-powered pump in the rear, at least at the time of delivery. Housed at Station 1, and operated in conjunction with the “county engine.” Was disposed to Bahama FD around/after April 1, 1985.

And wasn’t the only tanker on the Durham FD roster. They soon acquired a 1986 GMC/EEI 250/1250. See this later posting about that truck.

Or see this posting on Facebook about the other Durham County trucks. 

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