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Manhasset-Lakeville lighting truck 57 WLF
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No: 39931   Contributor: Phil Bklyn   Year: 2016   Country: United States of America
Manhasset-Lakeville lighting truck 57 WLF

A 1957 Ward-LaFrance model 85 lighting truck from the Manhasset-Lakeville Long Island NY Vol FD.

See http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/w/ward_lafrance/ward_lafrance.htm for more info on WLF

See 35751 for their Kenworth TDA

Pic from the Kingston NY muster on Aug 27, 2005
Picture added on 15 June 2016 at 16:33
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This was replaced in 1976 by a new Ward custom canopy cab unit with a 500gallon tank, high pressure pump and two hose reels - in addition to a very similar searchlight setup.

It was not actually turned out very often, because it shared quarters with two triple combination engines, which were first and second due(One WLF and one ALF).

But it was Santa Claus's official ride every year and did light up the neighborhoods very nicely when he rode around town in the winter evenings!

Added by Rob Johnson on 15 June 2016.
Does anyone know where this light truck is now!

Added by EX Capt 4 on 16 June 2016.
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