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National Fire Service Austin K2
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No: 7442   Contributor: Paul Warnock   Year: 1987   Manufacturer: Austin   Country: United Kingdom
National Fire Service Austin K2

GLT 676. 1942 National Fire Service (NFS) Austin K2 Fire engine with trailer pump.
Picture added on 13 April 2008
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This one has an exceptionally low roof line, no doubt to fit into a particular building. I don't know if it was built like this or altered later in its life.

Added by Dusty on 12 December 2008.
It's now in grey - saw it at the Hoveringham Rally in Nottinghamshire on 30th May 2010.

Added by RES on 17 June 2010.
It had been for sale on ebay in March 2010 and at that time it was painted grey and the roof had been re-built back to its normal height.

Added by Dusty on 18 June 2010.
It is now owned by the National Fire Service Display Group, who go to 1940s events in the Midlands. It lives in Lowdham just a couple of miles from Hoveringham, and also went to Welland Steam Rally to help with the big AFS pumping demonstration.

Added by David Moore on 30 July 2010.
This was originally owned and "restored" by Dick Sillitoe of Washington, Tyne & Wear. He rebuilt it with the low roof in order to be accomodated inside the car garage attached to the side of his bungalow. The photo is taken at Teesside Airport fire engine rally where Dick was a regular supporter until he died.

Added by Ronald Henderson on 02 August 2010.
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