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
 
New Zealand Dennis - EU3520
Fire Engine Photos
No: 30284   Contributor: David Miller   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: New Zealand
New Zealand Dennis - EU3520

This 1953 F12 originally served the Wellington fire brigade before being transferred to Christchurch for training purposes shortly prior to retirement. It now forms part of the Ferrymead collection.
Picture added on 08 December 2011 at 15:19
add commentComments:
8 F12 appliances arrived in NZ. One was subsequently re-exported to Fiji. With the exception of 1 appliance whose current location is unknown, the remaining 6 have all been restored/preserved in some form.

Added by David Miller on 11 June 2013.
Good news David!

Personally I think the F12 was THE classic British fire engine of the 20th century. As well as being powerful, fast, practical and versatile, it was uniquely stylish, elegant and embodied excellent craftsmanship. It was also almost always painted red - unlike so many which followed, clad in unpainted panelling!

I grew up with one at my local fire station, and if I was ever going to own any fire appliance, it would just have to be an F12 with an Ajax escape ladder.

Added by Rob Johnson on 01 August 2014.
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.
 

Dennis

Reserve Dennis Sabre at Worthing Dennis F119 Orbitor HP HEM698H BootleDennis F49 ET/CU HDM743N CheshireDennis D Clwyd OCA946GStaffordshire Dennis F127/JDC/Camiva TLStaffordshire Dennis F127/JDC/Camiva TLDennis F48 P GDM81K ClwydDennis F38 WrT FTU721B CheshireDennis Sabre NX07AFO  Cleveland Fire RSDennis N series West Ham Fire Brigade
My Album Admin Login | Terms & Copyright | Try our site about Construction Machines