Speaking of Older Bars in Service-- Very Pic Heavy

May 21, 2010
Wilkes-Barre, Pa
Here are some pics of the recent PA State Fireman's Convention Parade in Hanover Township, PA on 9-25-2010. Over 200 pieces of apparatus were in attendance. It was a nice mix of new and classic trucks. I was amazed at how many older bars were still in use, especially older Code 3 XL's, even a few Twinsonics were in attedance.

Enjoy the show.

Code 3XL 4 section sealed beam on Hanover's Engine 1 (E2 is identical)

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Not collectible, but I did like the Yukon. Looks like it has a Winglux LED. Albrightsville FD

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This old GMC from Lake Harmony had a pair of Dietz beacons gutted and retrofitted with LED beacons inside the domes.

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This MACK Pumper, used for fire school, features a sealed beam SD bar

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Another MACK for fire school, using a 12X Twinsonic

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Ashley, PA Rescue Hose # 1 1960's GMC with CJ184 beacon

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Ashley E2 older ALF with a sealed beam Code 3 XL

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Privately owned engine

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Nanticoke, PA E4 running a Twinsonic 12X

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Warrior Run, PA Pierce Engine with Code 3 XL Triple Threat Sealed Beam

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Early 50's GMC from Warrior Run, looks like a 184 beacon on her.

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Tamaqua, PA still running thier old MACK

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Chrystal Fire Co running and older AeroDynic

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PA Mine Rescue Unit running an independant rotator all light AeroDynic

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A Privately owned 1980's F-Series Rescue truck features an older AeroDynic

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Citizen's Fire Co, Mahanoy City, PA MACK tower with rare MX7000 short (36" ?) bars on the corners

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Squad 456 Mahanoy City, MACK Rescue with sealed beam Code 3 XL minis in clear

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You cannot kill the old MACK's. Mahanoy City, PA engine with older Code 3 XL

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Goodwill Hose, Frackville, PA running with an older AeroDynic with clear inner panels

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Bridgeport Fire with a nice independant rotator AeroDynic on theith Interntional 4900

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Goodwill Fire, Bridgeport, PA with a Triple Threat XL Force 4 independant rotator

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Hatboro Fire's Pierce with another Triple Threat XL

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Beautiful Mack B-Series with classic Beacon Ray, Radnor, PA.

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Old is all I can say, beautiful engine

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Keystone Hook and Ladder, 1958 GMC. Complete and accurate restoration. My favorite @ the parade

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XL Bar overkill?? Two Mini XL's flank a 3 section XL on this engine from Norristown, PA

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Excelsior Hose, Olyphant, PA proves the old SD bars still exist. This one is a Force 4 sealed beam version.

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Another beautiful, classic MACK. Defender Hose, Berwick, PA

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York New Salem, PA with a pair of 184's on this rare engine

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Another Twinsonic on the Ford C-Series from Duryea, PA.

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Hazle Township MACK Granite Tanker with all light AeroDynic perched high up there...

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Minersville, PA older Seagrave engine with XL Triple Treat Force 4

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Akron, PA was running this Pierce with Code 3 SD Triple Treat independant rotator. Theres another.....

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Close Ups

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NPS Ranger

May 21, 2010
Penn's Woods
Nice post.

The "Old is all I can say, beautiful engine" is an Ahrens-Fox.

That particular white Berwick Mack is a famous piece among Mack collectors. (think Harvey Eckart)

The privately owned Ward LaFrance and the early 50's GMC would look so much better if they didn't have 60's-70's vintage beacons on them.
May 21, 2010
Wilkes-Barre, Pa
NPS Ranger said:
Nice post.
The "Old is all I can say, beautiful engine" is an Ahrens-Fox.

That particular white Berwick Mack is a famous piece among Mack collectors. (think Harvey Eckart)

The privately owned Ward LaFrance and the early 50's GMC would look so much better if they didn't have 60's-70's vintage beacons on them.

I knew that!! I couldn't think of the make when I was posting.

I certainly agree with mismatched beacons with regard to the vehicles' vintage.


May 24, 2010
motorolamaniac said:
York New Salem, PA with a pair of 184's on this rare engine
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The New Salem pumper has a cab made by Hendrickson.

Where I live, the city fire department bought an aerial platform truck with a Hendrickson cab and a Calavar Firebird 125 folding boom in 1974. It had a single CP25 speaker on the passenger's side bumper, PA15A series 1E electronic siren, and two red Dietz 711 beacons. The Calavar boom didn't work well in cold weather, so the city had the truck rebuilt with a Snorkel boom in 1989. When the truck was rebuilt it was painted lime green, and the PA15A, CP25, and 711s remained. The truck is still in service as a reserve unit.

There are a lot of volunteer FDs across the province that are still using trucks with older light bars.
May 21, 2010
Wilkes-Barre, Pa
Its a very unique looking cab, I think the only one I have seen locally. The front of the engine says Car Mar. I had no idea who the maker was.

It is nice to see it still in service.

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