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Bedford/HCB Angus WrT North Yorkshire
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No: 17791   Contributor: Graham Willey   Year: 1981   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: United Kingdom
Bedford/HCB Angus WrT North Yorkshire

Bedford/HCB Angus WrT. North Yorkshire Fire Brigade. This is one of my archive photos taken in the early 1980’s at Summerbridge Training School. I believe this appliance was originally fitted with a 50ft wheeled escape ladder, but I could be wrong!
Picture added on 21 June 2009 at 10:59
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Grand picture Graham, you are right about the escape, spoiled her looks when it was replaced, but a lovely machine none the less.

Added by John Stott on 21 June 2009.
Those headlamps look unusual, are they a later addition?

Added by John D on 21 June 2009.
The headlamps are standard fittings on the Bedford KM series cab/chassis which I believe was used for this appliance.

Added by Graham Willey on 21 June 2009.
John, I remember this as always having the twins when at the school.

Added by John Stott on 21 June 2009.
Gents, I think this was inherited from the North Riding fleet in 1974 on local Government boundary changes and it had a 50 foot wheeled escape.

Added by Paul Warnock on 25 June 2009.
Paul, I dont have records for North Riding Bedfords but I think she was at Harrogate for a few years.

Added by John Stott on 26 June 2009.
Gents, I have this machine documented at Thirsk along with her sister PAJ 41G?

Added by Andrew Middleton on 01 May 2010.
This is a rare KM chassis fire appliance

Added by Donny Mclean on 17 May 2017.
count the wheel nuts.10 = 16 ton chassiss never a TK they only ever had 8 or 6 for the baby ones its an early KM.

Added by A.J.Alexander on 17 May 2017.
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