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Thames Trader pump
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No: 6371   Contributor: Paul Warnock   Year: 1990   Manufacturer: Ford   Country: United Kingdom
Thames Trader pump

RGX 613. Thames Trader pump photographed about 1990 ish and I think it was in York. No other details to hand, I think it was from the Leeds area, West Yorkshire.
Picture added on 27 February 2008
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Paul, fabulous photo, what a mint looking truck, , what I'd give to be able to attend one of these shows!

Added by Pavel - Western Australia on 19 March 2008.
Hi Pavel, thanks for the comments. I am very lucky there are a few fire engine rallies close to where i live in the UK. There has been a growing interest in fire appliances over the last 20 years or so.

Added by Paul Warnock on 19 March 2008.
Hi guys, am currently building a 1/76 scale model of thus type of appliance and wonder if anyone has any more photos of the ladder gantry system?

Added by Stevie Murray on 28 September 2009.
hi there, the MOD had this type of machine, the one I remember belonged to MOD Bishopton (near Greenock).

Added by Jack Mcdonald on 24 January 2011.
Fordson Thames fire engines were pretty rare in the UK, although a few were also exported to former British colonies. Ford only started to make a dent in the fire engine business after the D series was introduced in 1966.

Added by Rob Johnson on 06 May 2018.
These were built for Royal Ordinance factories.

Added by Neal Glover on 08 May 2018.
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