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No: 10912   Contributor: Jake Caswell   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Volvo   Country: United Kingdom

This is Rhyls retained pump 1988 reg (F888 AKC).
Picture added on 10 September 2008
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If this is a 1988 Volvo which I'm sure it is, surely it can't still
be on the run as a first-line appliance can it?.When did you take
this picture Jake, not recently surely.Nice picture mate.

Added by Pete Matten on 10 September 2008.
This is a reserve appliance running in place of an 05 reg Volvo

Added by Rob on 11 September 2008.
Oops my mistake - it's replacing a 54 reg Volvo/Saxon WrL.

Added by Rob on 11 September 2008.
I love how Volvo is so BOXY..!

Added by Fadli on 12 September 2008.
no ths is rhyl part time applience the 2005 reg pumps wholetime

Added by Jake Caswell on 12 September 2008.
this is not replacing any pumps this is the part time pump

Added by Jake Caswell on 12 September 2008.
F888 is listed as a reserve - rhyl are shown as having a pn04wkd and pno5 efx - both volvo/saxon/jdc.

could have changed I guess - nice pic anyway !

Added by Rob on 13 September 2008.
pn04wkd based somewere else seems i work at rhyl community fire station

Added by Jake Caswell on 15 September 2008.
Rhyl do not have PN04WKD, this is allocated to a Fire Station over in Western Division. PN04WKD was originally allocated to E02 Deeside, not C03 Rhyl. F888AKC was from the Reserve Fleet, as Rhyl Retained has not had a regular machine for about 3 years, since the demise of the Pump on Mercedes Angloco K85SCC. Since the photograph being taken, F888AKC has returned to the reserve fleet, and P24KEY Volvo Saxon WrT has been allocated to this Station.

Added by MCS on 27 October 2008.
F888akc is a reserve, it has been since it left mold(e08)a number of years ago where it was replaced by a cascaded p reg volvo/saxon

Added by Gary Simpson on 29 October 2008.
An F reg appliance is replacing a 04 plate!!! Blimey thats a bit of a jump back in time isn't it.

At my home station in Suffolk when we get a replacment its like normally like Y reg replaced by another Y reg or oldest a P reg appliance.

How comes such an old appliance is replacing such a modern one?

Added by Peter Bromley on 22 December 2008.
I thought North Yorks were bad, but most spare pumps are at least T reg upwards, infact Scarborough had a 51 plate as a spare recently, but i know that North Yorks had to get rid of a batch of H reg pumps due to chassis corrosion, so fair play to the mechanics for keeping these on the run, but they must be on their knees by now.....

Added by John Johnstone on 23 December 2008.
Huh ! look at Humberside ! A C reg Dennis DF TL still on the run - however its awaiting a CARP to go on the run at Grimsby so will probably be on the run a few more years yet then! and would you believe A J reg Dennis SS as a spare ! and a G reg Volvo TL and a K reg Volvo ALP!

Added by Rick Loudon on 23 December 2008.
woah, you guys have got your wires crossed here
rhyl never had a 04 reg pump
also f888 was a div spare for the part time fire crew and whole time had a 2005 volvo now f888 gone back to workshops as a div spare and p23 key is now retained

Added by Jake Caswell on 24 December 2008.
Ayup you lot! Whats wrong with old machines?? A lot of older custom built pumps or TLs etc will outlast all the new fandangled lorries if workshops keep anti corrosion treatment and servicing up to scratch.

Added by John Stott on 24 December 2008.
Hehe, oh so very true John, so true! have a good Christmas my friend!

Added by John Johnstone on 24 December 2008.
F888akc was a great machine when at mold prior to going on reserve fleet, one of the best clwyd volvo pumps, and reliable too!wrexham retained had e799vwm from previous batch on run this month.d999tfy the first volvo wrl on the run turned up as a relief with a llandudno crew to wrexham industrial estate about 18 months ago, and its crew were saying how reliable it was because its 54 reg volvo had too much electronics to go wrong!

Added by Gary Simpson on 18 January 2009.
this is no longer on the run at rhyl

Added by Jake Caswell on 25 June 2009.
There was one as falkirks retained up unitl a few months ago it got replaced by Stirlings FM7

Added by Rg on 13 March 2010.
F888AKC is no more. Last Tuesday she was driven out of workshops in Llandudno Junction and taken to Tyldsley and crushed.

Added by Andy Middleton on 31 May 2010.
Thats just crazy! why wasn't this machine offered for sale? surely someone, like me, would have welcomed the chance to own and preserve such a great wagon.

Added by Matt Ireland on 31 May 2010.
Would have welcomed the chance myself, drove her at Mold before she went as a reserve. So much Clwyd heritage has gone and so little left. RIP F888 you shared happy and tragic times, you never let us down. Incidentally 8 is a lucky number in China and Former Capital Citybus used 888 on a number of buses in London, lets hope F888 is as lucky and the crusher breaks down.

Added by Gary Simpson on 01 June 2010.
I think you will find all North Wales appliances end up the same way.This is because the Goverment a few years ago told brigades not to sell them as they may end up in the hands of terrorists. and of course some were needed for use in the event of a national strike.

Added by Dave Price on 02 June 2010.
Ironic really when you can buy striped up Ex LFB Volvo/Saxon on Ebay etc. A lot of other brigades have altered this policy or didnt pay credance to it in the first place. The former Chief Constable of North Wales stirred up this hysteria in his advice to the F&RS.

Added by Gary Simpson on 03 June 2010.
Beg to differ with you Jake. Rhyl ran PN04WKE prior to PN05EFW. PN04WKE is now at 21 Tywyn as a WrT.

Added by Andy Middleton on 03 June 2010.
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