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Cheltenham Gloucestershire line up
Fire Engine Photos
No: 17389   Contributor: Bristol Bob   Year: 1968   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: United Kingdom
Cheltenham Gloucestershire line up

Cheltenham,Gloucestershire,line up,including a front view of rhe Bedford rescue appliance,for our Canadian friend.
Picture added on 03 June 2009 at 03:21
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Duly noted, with thanks, Bristol Bob.

The other 2 views of this homely, but intriguing mechanics, Bedford Rescue are at Pictures 17277 and 17278, plus the details.

And that same set-up, is exactly what I see, today, mounted on the rear of farm tractors; used for "skidding" logs out of the woods, on logging operations.

Am enjoying all these photos of by-gone Fire Equipment, and Operations - keep 'em coming

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 06 June 2009.
Any idea of a date for this photo?



Added by Des Moore on 08 June 2009.
Des,june 29th 1968.

Added by Bob on 08 June 2009.

Added by Des Moore on 09 June 2009.
The Ford D Series between the two Commers was only very recently delivered as of the date of this photo. It was one of eleven sold to Gloucestershire, including ten pump water tenders and one foam tender. These were the first Ford D Series sold for fire truck application in the UK and probably the first fire engines to have tilt cabs. They had specially-sourced petrol engines built by Ford of Canada. Despite already owning diesel trucks such as the AEC/Merryweather TL illustrated here, the Brigade insisted on petrol engines at this time! An interesting combination of innovative thinking combined with a very conservative attitude to powertrains.

Added by Rob Johnson on 13 July 2012.
Some of these appliances feature in a good Pathe film at

Added by Peter Williams on 23 February 2015.
BAD695B for searching for v rare AEC 65' HP.

Added by Petros on 26 October 2018.
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