02/11/06 87 W, 1 I - + 21 - 10 FWD in Action, 1950

Random historical image: Raleigh's first FWD pumper being put through the paces, circa 1950. Imagine trying that with a Mack or a Pierce!

This was Raleigh's first "modern" pumper, a 1950 FWD F-75-T pumper that served as E4, E2, and E8. It cost $13,023 when the contract for purchase was authorized in November 1949. It was sold as surplus in 1976. The 1950 Mack was purchased two months later. It's contract for purchase was authorized in December 1950. It cost $13,000 and served as E6 from 1950 to 1975.

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