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    None of these photos are new stuff. These rigs were all manufactured in the early to mid 1960's and were still in use in the 1990's. Crown became the one-stop shop for the LAFD. Any specs the department wanted, Crown built it to those specs.
     
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    Goo 1 a pk wo.jpg d day for Wood Lites
     
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    My gramps was a bus driver, he started in 1926 with Southern Kansas Stage and Freight based out of Wichita it then became Santa Fe Trailways, and then Continental Trailways.

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    I'm not sure what year it was but below are some photos he took when he was sent back east to drive one of two new busses back to Wichita, he hauled freight between Wichita and Kansas City, when he switched to the bus side the main routes he drove were Wichita to Pueblo Colorado, Wichita to Oklahoma City, Wichita to Texarkana.

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    Like most fire departments, the LAFD did not start out with state of the art equipment.
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    Since the LAFD was founded in the late 1800's, everything in the beginning was powered by horses, including this Water Tower.

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    At some point after the turn of the Century, it was modified in the department shops to eliminate the hay eaters.

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    It was modified yet again in the late 1930's, using an old trailer from a ladder truck and a 1938 ALF tractor. These water towers never proved to be that effective. They put so much water into the upper floors of an 8 to 10 story building that the floors collapsed because of the weight of the water. Water weighs 8.36 pounds per gallon, so 2,000 gallons a minute of water adds 1,672 pounds on the floors per minute, times 10 minutes, can add over 8 tons of water.
     
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    Because of the nice weather in L.A., open cabs and open tillers were the norm on LAFD fire apparatus. All that changed after the Watts Riots in 1965. Rocks and bottles rained down on the firemen responding to the blazes during the riots in Watts. From that point on, all new apparatus specs required closed cabs and closed tillers. This is a Seagrave aerial ladder truck, one of the first fire apparatus manufacturing companies to use steel aerial ladders. Seagrave did very well with the LAFD, and while the majority of fire engines were manufactured by Crown from the middle 1950's on (until they went out of business in 1991), the majority of ladder trucks were manufactured by Seagrave, which is still in business today, and is the primary fire apparatus supplier to the FDNY.
     
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  20. It seemed that was a bit much for a pack of smokes but then I noticed it was a per carton price.:oops:
     
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