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Old Sep 26, 2008, 11:13 PM   #1
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These are some shots of a 1940's vintage fire truck I spotted sitting in front of the Hayden Island Fire Station about 10 miles north of Portland.

The first shot is is the city logo on the right side just below and behind the seat.



The second shot is one of the wheels.



The third shot is really a photograph shot at the same time as the other two. It is a shot of a blank panel on the right side of the engine. (The Devil made me do it!)



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Old Sep 27, 2008, 3:59 AM   #2
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Calr,

Lovely shots of this piece of history. Why are firetrucks red?

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Old Sep 27, 2008, 6:17 AM   #3
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Horses have a great fear of the color red. Also the main color they see is red. When fire trucks were invented the predominant mode of travel was by horse. So when the fire truck travels down the street horses, seeing red are scared stiff and autmatically get the hell out of the way. The tradition has persisted to this day. Whenever a fire truck travels down the street Mustangs, and Pintos are the first to get out of the way. Now if you believe my little story I have some property for sale which includes a large statue.
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Cal, I'd be interested in seeing a pix of the entire vehicle.
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 6:05 PM   #5
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Cal, I'd be interested in seeing a pix of the entire vehicle.
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Old Sep 27, 2008, 6:25 PM   #6
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Bynx's story about the color of fire engines is interesting, it is also interesting to note that red is not the only color used. I have seen fire engines in white and yellow but red is definitely in the majority.

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