03/14/11 220 W, 2 I - + 7 - 5 Raleigh Fire Department Antique Photo Shoot

Sunday morning saw some antique apparatus in action at Fire Station 28 at 3500 Forestville Road. That's where the city's four pieces of antique fire apparatus are stored. Plus a set of vintage rescue boats and a couple wheeled extinguishers, that is. From horse 'n' steam to gasoline to diesel. How many years of collective service are shown? And not counting the station personnel assisting! See photos from Mike Legeros and Lee Wilson. Read about the apparatus in this document and on this site. Or click to enlarge:


Shown left to right:

The rigs were staged and shot as a project for the Raleigh Fire Department Historical Society. Special equipment included an air compressor, a pair of jumper cables, and a stepladder. Jokes included a number of references to Jed Clampett, particularly when the 1926 was in motion. FireNews Editor Jeff Harkey was also present, and filmed a bit of footage. Listen to those vintage motors talkin'. 

Has the next addition to the antique fleet been identified as of yet?
BC - 03/15/11 - 07:32

I would love to see all these in the Christmass parade even if they have to be on a trailer. The steamer with a team of horses would make a great picture.
Rob Mitchell - 03/15/11 - 09:42

the Next apparatus added to the antique fleet should be the 1998 Snorkel.
charlie - 03/15/11 - 23:39

Or one of those Pierce Arrow pumpers…if any are still around.
GH - 03/16/11 - 05:57

great to finally see some preservation of our local history!
JB - 03/21/11 - 22:18

I agree with GH, and in another 10 years add an enclosed cab to show how far things have come!!
Silver - 03/21/11 - 22:24

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