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Blaenau Ffestiniog Fire Station
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No: 34344   Contributor: Simon Hilliam   Year: 2013   Manufacturers: Mercedes-Benz, Steyr   Country: United Kingdom
Blaenau Ffestiniog Fire Station

The lads were only to happy to run the trucks out for a photo session on a very cold March evening 2013 if only to get out of a hazchem lecture.
Seen here is one of the four Steyr Pinzgauer L6Ps and their newer Mercedes Atego WrLr.
Picture added on 31 March 2013 at 14:57
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Simon, is this in Wales? Because if so, then the Steyr would certainly be a blessing.

Added by Tiger on 01 April 2013.
Blaenau Ffestiniog is in the top left hand corner of Wales, at the top end of the world famous Ffestiniog Railway, the oldest unincorporated railway company in the world. At the Llechwedd Slate Caverns in the town is an old Curricle escape ladder at least there was about 5 years ago. The FfR have a superbly restored steam fire engine in their bar at Porthmadog where there is also a Pinzgauer stationed.

Added by Neal Glover on 02 April 2013.
Neal.
The wheeled escape is still there and managed to phohot it. It is in a sorry state and in need of buckets of TLC. It is an 1896 Merryweather street escape mounted on a hose carriage.

Added by Simon Hilliam on 03 April 2013.
I doubt there's a station anywhere in the world with a more impressive backdrop. Great photo.

Added by Yelp Bullhorn on 05 April 2013.
The main problem is that the liquid sunshine tends to be a tad excessive!

Added by Neal Glover on 05 April 2013.
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