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Selby Fire Station North Yorkshire
Fire Engine Photos
No: 5419   Contributor: Paul Warnock   Year: 1979   Manufacturers: Bedford, Dodge, Ford   Country: United Kingdom
Selby Fire Station North Yorkshire

Photo taken around 1979. Line up of appliances at Selby fire station in North Yorkshire. From left to right.1973 Ford Transit foam tender. 1979 Bedford TK water ladder with Cheshire Fire engineering bodywork and 1975 Dodge water ladder.
Picture added on 02 January 2008
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I think i saw the transit at york once or twice, the bedford looks like a modern appliance ( shoe box ), not sure about the dodge, were any ever based at york, as i only remember the bedfords.
Thanks paul for some great photographs, hope you keep uploading them, are you still in the brigade? cheers John.

Added by John Johnstone on 03 January 2008.
John. Yes York ran some Dodges, I will have a look and see if I have any photos of them.Dont think thay ever ran any PAJ type Bedfords pumps.

Added by Paul Warnock on 03 January 2008.
Do you know what York are getting next for rp's and also what happend to paj576r? would love to photograph her again!
Am i right in thinking that volvo have stopped making the fl6/fh, if so, what are the options for cab/chassis choice?
Cheers mate, John.

Added by John Johnstone on 04 January 2008.
John. Not too sure what York are getting next, They ran around York for a few days trying the new Volvo FLM to see if it will fit all the narrow and retricted areas. They say it will fit so I assume York will get these, rumours has it that both existing pumps will be replaced at the same time giving York 2 new pumps at the same time. It has also been mentioned that other chassis makers makes may be looked at, Scania was looked at last year and trailed around the County but was too dear.Not sure what happened to the PAJ's. There were some behind a garage a number of years ago near Hornsea, but not sure if they are still their. And Volvo has ceased making the F16/FH.

Added by Paul Warnock on 05 January 2008.
Cheers for that Paul, looks like the 54 plate might be on it's a+++ by the time it gets replaced.
Shame scania are so expensive, hellish looking machine, and go like a rocket.
Once heard a rumor renault maybe looked at, god help us, even avon have gone over to MAN and they had renaults for years.
Any idea where PAJ576R ended up, the old ERF/Metz TL from York?
Cheers Paul, John.

Added by John Johnstone on 05 January 2008.
John. Its a shame they did'nt buy Scania, great truck.There was rumours that they had a look at Renaults but glad it never come off. plate will be on its last legs by the time it gets replaced, its done 40 odd thousand miles already with it being the busiest pump in the service. Not sure what happened to the old ERF, TL. If you write to the transport manager at Brigade Headquarters i'm sure he may be able to give you the info.

Added by Paul Warnock on 06 January 2008.
I understand the old ERF TL PAJ576R is at an off road driving centre up near Hexham in Northumberland. The place might be called 'wheels'?

Added by Chris Hall, Teesside. on 08 January 2008.
Chris thanks for that.

Added by Paul Warnock on 08 January 2008.
Thanks for the information on PAJ Chris.
Do you have a web addrees for where you think PAJ is based, i had a look on the net, but couldn't locate it, thanks again, John.

Added by John Johnstone on 08 January 2008.
Hi the company is called 'Turbo Venture' and it's website is, The chap is called Richard Wilson(!), they are based in Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5QF, I still have his business card if you get stuck.

Added by Chris Hall, Teesside. on 08 January 2008.
Wow, a trip down memory lane!
I used to be a draughtsman at Cheshire Fire Engineering and it's nice to see a picture of one of our old appliances. Happy Days!!!

Added by Nick Slack on 17 December 2009.
The Transit carries a pre 1974 YCity of York registration.

Added by Andy Middleton on 27 July 2012.
Regarding the Transit - ODN 193M served as FST with York when it was a City Brigade.

Added by Ian Moore on 27 July 2012.
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