The hosting costs of websites on this system have historically been covered by advertising. However changes in the way people use the internet, including ad-blocking mean that the revenues no longer cover the expenses. For this reason we will be closing this website within the next two months unless we can find a different model. If any users of the site would be interested in the possibility of taking this incredible archive or pictures and comments over including paying for hosting, please get in touch.
We use cookies to track visitor statistics and personalise adverts. This info is shared with Google. Only use the site if you agree to this. OK, I agree
Librapix Link

Fire Engines Photos

Upload a Picture About this Site | Links | Random Pic | Advanced Search Home | Latest Additions | Contributors | Visitors
 
Great Dorset  Steam Fair 2008.
Fire Engine Photos
No: 19355   Contributor: Morgan Chapman   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Austin   Country: United Kingdom
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2008.

Austin Gypsy i photoed on the day.
Picture added on 14 September 2009 at 10:55
add commentComments:
From 1959(82 ERL)this Austin Gypsy with front mounted Coventry Climax pump was one of the first batch of Austin Gypsys to be supplied to Cornwall County Fire Brigade.Unusually,it spent all its brigade operational service at just the one station,that being Saltash.
Disposed of in 1981,it was purchased by Falmouth Ship Repairers and used by the dockyard police for security patrols.The appliance finally went out of service in 1987 and into preservation.

Added by Pete Matten on 14 September 2009.
What is the significance of the blue & white chequered markings? Do they signify that the appliance is operated by the Falmouth Port Police?

Added by Bill Edwards on 17 June 2015.
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments

Your Name

Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.
 

Austin

GLT 396 Austin K2 ATVGLT396 Austin K2 ATVAustin Loadstar NCV 4231942 Austin K2. LSB 149LSB 149Liverpool FB Austin/ trailer unit - heavy waterBayley Wheeled EscapeChristmas AustinAustin K4 TL Christmas
My Album Admin Login | Terms & Copyright | Try our site about Hot Rods & Custom Cars