Okay Chuck you asked for fire trucks and as the kindlier gentler more caring sole on the ladder I am going to give them to you. Over all this is not a good photograph but as I was looking for something to post last evening I came across this one buried deep in the files. This is one of the earliest digital photos I took. This was before I believed in digital and Linda and I only had a $100 Kodak digital camera to take photos for eBay. In 2005 Linda and Shane gave me a Nikon D70 for my birthday and the digital craze started catching on. I was still not hooked yet so when we went to Yellowstone that year I took my SLR along and shot a few photographs with it. That trip turned me on to digital and in 2006 I upgraded to a Nikon D2X. Plans are in the next few years to upgrade that one to a D3.
About the photo, this is the Vigilant Hose Company No. 1 Shippensburg, Pa. The building the apparatus is in was built when fire apparatus was much smaller. When this shot was taken the two E-One fire engines were the 1993 and 1999 models. Since then the 1993 has been sold and replaced with a 2005 E-One. Growing up here this same area served as the home for Seagrave fire engines.