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No: 10910   Contributor: Jake Caswell   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Volvo   Country: United Kingdom

From the left Retained pump (F888 AKC)
Middle Whole time pump (PN05 EFW)
Right Areil Ladder Platform (L21 XEY)
Picture added on 10 September 2008
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Is F888AKC still a reserve or sold? Hope Rhyls ALP performs better on home ground.When it attended Wrexham Walmsleys fire it spewed its hydraulic oil everywhere, and it turned up at Wrexham Hippodrome on MP8 ALP2 and didnt raise a boom in anger, but still needed the fitters.Is it a bit of a dog like Chesters Volvo ALP?

Added by Gary Simpson on 29 November 2008.
Hi Gary. Ever since the Volvo ALP went away in 2006 to Angloco to be refurbished, there seems to have been no end of problems with it from what I have heard. F888AKC is still a reserve and has not yet been disposed of, it certainly wont be sold on, it will be scrapped as this is the trend in North Wales unfortunately now. Are you based in North Wales?

Added by Michael C. Smith on 09 March 2009.
hi jake great pic mate i shall have to upload some of my pics

Added by Andy Hutton on 14 April 2009.
Yes its a shame North Wales got a scrapping(oops recycling!) policy,not many Clwyd/Gwynedd pumps have survived either.I live near Wrexham so its nice to see old Clwyd Volvos on reserve,but they had K31TCC Merc/Saxon as spare last time,with"Gwynedd" stripework on front but original stripes elsewhere.K31 disappeared off lists for a while too.Have the Fulton&Wylie volvos started to go?

Added by Gary Simpson on 04 May 2009.
This fleet has changed at rhyl the current Fleet is
Wholetime 61 plate Volvo
ALP 64 plate Volvo angloco
Retained 02 plate volvo
ICU 10 plate Renault

Added by Mike jones on 05 September 2015.
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