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578 AUH Water Tender Cardiff AEC
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No: 33416   Contributor: Tony (Taff) Madsen   Year: 1964   Manufacturer: AEC   Country: United Kingdom
578 AUH Water Tender Cardiff AEC

Fleet No1 seemingly off the run at a Cardiff sub-station yard possibly Roath. AEC Marquis Water Tender of Cardiff City Fire Service in 1964.
Picture added on 18 November 2012 at 16:28
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Now thats an AEC but its an AEC Mercury/Merryweather Marquis Series 5.

Added by Ron Henderson on 18 November 2012.
Ron, will bow to your tech knowledge. I just pointed them in the right direction and made use of them at the time but they do seem to have more character than the oblong boxes of today, I think!

Added by Tony (Taff) Madsen Fm 1565 on 18 November 2012.
No problem T., excellent photos. Just what I like. Thanks for posting.
Ron

Added by Ron Henderson on 19 November 2012.
Now thats what you call a fire engine, lovely photos.

Added by Paul Warnock on 22 November 2012.
Pretty useful if you need to park your bike, too!

Added by Rob Johnson on 10 December 2012.
I remember this stationed at Colchester Avenue. Nice pump.

Added by Peter Ryan on 20 May 2014.
I remember this pump stationed at Colchester Avenue.

Added by Peter Ryan on 16 June 2014.
Roath Fire Station is in Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, South Wales, UK. Tony.

Added by Tony Madsen on 16 June 2014.
What a beautiful fire engine it brings back memories of the Hull pumps when I was a lad, thanks for posting

Added by Glenn Ramsden on 18 June 2014.
Is that a siren over on the driver's side?

Added by Stephen Cameron on 11 January 2016.
Yes Steve and it made a devil of a noise too!

Added by Tony Madsen on 12 January 2016.
Thanks Tony. I am interested in the use of air sirens by UK fire brigades and had always assumed they were introduced from about the mid 1950's. However I was watching a historical video from WW2 on YouTube ('The Birth of a Service') and was astonished to see a siren on an engine :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=muVNqyiQjcI

- at about 5 minutes 42 seconds, in the brigade workshops, the camera shows what is surely a siren on the right front wheel arch. This implies some brigades were using them in the '30s?? Any knowledge of this?

Kind Regards

Steve

Added by Stephen Cameron on 12 January 2016.
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