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Magirus Ladder Truck
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No: 24022   Contributor: Paul Streeter   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Iveco   Country: Australia
Magirus Ladder Truck

I was driving down to the Gold Coast (Brisbane Australia) and came across this truck sitting on the side of the road. No persons were home so I could not ask them the origins of this truck. Anybody out there got any idea where this truck came from and where is "Baybridge Fire Dept." I Googled Baybridge today but got no matches...closest was Bay Bridge CA. I cant imagine this coming from San Francisco.....please help, I'm very curious. Thanks Paul S.
Picture added on 07 July 2010 at 09:25
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Left hand drive looking at the wiper configuration. Red lights, Hong Kong stuck out but they're right hand drive.

Added by Andrew Middleton on 07 July 2010.
These Iveco/Magirus 37mtr/pos-Wormald chassied turntable ladders were widely used in the State of Queensland, Australia. The Metropolitan Fire Brigade (Brisbane) used them as well as the South Coast Fire Brigade.This certainly looks like an ex-Queensland one,the red 'FIRE' wording having been removed from the front,but with most Queensland appliance they just had a white stripe and not the red lining over the white,but this may have been added in later years of the appliances life.Knowing this actual photograph was taken in Queensland makes me think its from that State in Australia.
Could the wording (BAYBRIDGE) be of a private company just using the appliance now its out of service?.I certainly do not recognize the crest/badge on the front and side of vehicle as being that of any fire brigade.

Added by Pete Matten on 08 July 2010.
Hints :

1. A Magirus TL just like the one above was used in the 1995 series "FIRE", filmed in Brisbane. I'm no expert when it comes to Australian appliances, but the livery does resemble that of the Queensland FS back in the 90s (only that it's fainted). As far as I know, original QFS vehicles were used for the first series.

2. Is there/was there a Baybridge Fire Station (Presumably within the QFS)? Or maybe it's a private company of some kind?

Added by Konrad Nowak on 08 July 2010.
I had a feeling I'd seen a fire engine like this on the Intenet Movie Car Database, and after some digging I've found it. It was used in a 1996 film called Aquamarine, which was filmed in Queensland but is set in Florida. I would guess that the "Baybridge" signwriting was added for the film.

Added by Gag Hafrunt on 08 July 2010.
Thanks Gag...looks like mystery solved. BTW, the studio used during the filming of that movie Warner Bros. is not far from where I saw this truck. Looks like it has gone to pasture....

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