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1959 Studebaker Amaganset FD Lighting tk
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No: 40894   Contributor: Phil Bklyn   Year: 2018   Manufacturer: Studebaker   Country: United States of America
1959 Studebaker Amaganset FD Lighting tk

1959 Studebaker lighting truck from the Amaganset LI VFD at the 2016 LI Antique Fire Apparatus Assn Photo-shoot at Hecksher State Park,LI NY

Phil, Bklyn
Picture added on 19 April 2018 at 10:02
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Thanks Phil:

Another stunning Studebaker!

It seems that almost every volunteer fire company on Long Island used to have a dedicated searchlight truck in the 1950s and 60s - and quite a few are still preserved.

I suspect this may be because a lot of them did not get much heavy usage.

They have now completely disappeared from front line fleets, I guess because lighting technology has changed so much that you don't need anything this big any more.

Some German fire companies still operate a dedicated lighting truck, but these are now based on small pickup trucks - and more often the light unit (if any) is simply a two wheel trailer.

Added by Rob Johnson on 25 April 2018.
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