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Detroit Fire Department Ahrens Fox
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No: 6988   Contributor: Neil McCarten   Year: 2004   Manufacturer: Ahrens-Fox   Country: United States of America
Detroit Fire Department Ahrens Fox

Detroit, Michigan
1931 Ahrens Fox
250/
MDL M-X-Z
Reg #1318
Photo taken 7/31/04
Picture added on 22 March 2008
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Neil, thanks for submitting this photo.
This 'pump and hose car' #1318 is an Ahrens-Fox model M-X-2, with a 750 gpm piston pump.
Fox #1318 was built already in 1927, as part of an 12-31-1926 order placed by Rotterdam FD for 7 Foxes model M-X-2. On August 5th, 1927, Rotterdam FD changed its order to 7 Foxes model N-S-2. These became Foxes #3313-#3319.
Thereafter Ahrens-Fox sold #1318 (with 'sister' #1319) to Detroit FD in 1931.

Added by Martien Dral on 24 March 2008.
For those of us from Britain and the Commonwealth; intriguing to see the Right Hand Drive.
Then, there is the Buckeye Roto Ray red-lights just visible above the wind-screen.
And that rudimentary wind-screen, for those cold winters on The Great Lakes.
But, then, again - it doesn't upset the lines of a truly classic fire apparatus.

Added by Pat_R-B on 01 April 2008.
One of the ultimate classic fire engines of all time!

Many of these had amazingly long service lives - and several are in preservation and still fully functional to this day.

Personally, I am not thrilled by the added on windshield, but I have spent enough time in Detroit to fully understand why it is there!

Added by Rob Johnson on 23 August 2017.
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