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Fire Engine Photos
No: 40375   Contributor:   Year: 2017   Country: United Kingdom
Help with identification

Hello, I was hoping someone could help identify the fire engine in this photograph, please. The image belongs to a collection on a website I manage ( and I would like to write a proper caption and put it online. The only information I have is written on the reverse - "Aviemore's first fire engine").

Many thanks in advance...
Picture added on 09 February 2017 at 17:01
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Looks like 1950's possibly ex wartime AFS towing vehicle and trailer pump. Quite a few larger cars were pressed into service before the issue of purpose built units (like the Austin K2). I'm sure someone will revert with issuing local authority for BGG.

Added by Peter McCombie on 09 February 2017.
Just a quick thought. It appears to me that the letters on the number plate are extremely 'white' compared to the rest of the picture. Are you sure this picture hasn't been tampered with? (of course it's possible that someone has just emphasised the original number by highlighting it in some way. I know that my mother was enthusiastic about doing similar things with photos!)

Added by David Newman on 10 February 2017.
Take a look at picture 2404..It shows my Dennis Big Six in a parade in York during WW2..the car behind is very similar to BGG 2 and is an example of a private car being 'commandeered' as a towing vehicle before the ubiquitous Austin K2 appeared..can I suggest (or agree ) with Peter that this is also ase in this picture ?

Added by Rick Loudon on 10 February 2017.
BGG reg. = Glasgow from 1938 seems plausible (if Google to be believed).

Added by Peter McCombie on 10 February 2017.
It looks like a typical late 1930s lash up for the AFS although the Ajax ladder is unusual for the pre war period. Could be a Fire Services act local authority TV with an AFS TrP in early AFS days. Is GG reg Glasgow?

Added by Neal Glover on 10 February 2017.
Looks like an American car , A Lincoln Zephyr or a Ford maybe?

Added by Paul Bundy on 11 February 2017.
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