FDNY Rigs circa 1968

Atlas

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Believe they were in Locust Point Bronx NY
Yes I do. I was in the red barn many times. Silver Beach is a small community in the Throggs Neck Community of the Bronx. The company closed when Eng 72 opened. The quarters was off of Pennyfield Ave.
 
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The photo of the "Emergency Utility" rig looks like it was taken at the Training School when it was on Welfare Island.
 
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Another batch of history
 

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Love the aerial view in this batch
 

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Last batch for today fellas....
 

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Ok , experts out there, Atlas, Mack, Gman, where was Silver Beach VFD and doesanyone know the location of the overgrown house with the bell tower?
Rev - Silver Beach Gardens is in the Bronx. The passages below is from the book "Bronx in Bits and Pieces" by Bill Twomey.


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"Known as the Irish Riviera, its residents were affluent Irish New Yorkers who used their small wood and brick beach homes seasonally. In the fall, they boarded up the windows and went back to the city. After losing everything in the crash, some residents sold their city homes and winterized their Silver Beach houses to live there permanently.

Records show that in 1973, residents formed the Silver Beach Gardens Corp., making the area private. To live there today, inhabitants must have three letters of recommendation from co-op members as well as the necessary finances to purchase a home. The co-op arrangement means that homebuyers purchase shares to own the land."

 
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I like the grill mods on the Dodge to fit the bell and siren on the bumper! Also notice in one pic to the left a VW Karmann Ghia not a car you see anymore. When I lived at home next door to us were 2 brothers who had their own band. I was probably 10 or so and they were maybe 10 years older. They had a few different Karmann Ghias. At the time these guys were cool because they were older and drove so I always remembered their cars.
 
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Batch 1 for Thursday
 

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I like the grill mods on the Dodge to fit the bell and siren on the bumper! Also notice in one pic to the left a VW Karmann Ghia not a car you see anymore. When I lived at home next door to us were 2 brothers who had their own band. I was probably 10 or so and they were maybe 10 years older. They had a few different Karmann Ghias. At the time these guys were cool because they were older and drove so I always remembered their cars.
I always thought these grill modifications looked like they were very unceremoniously done.....I could see it being done on maybe a ten year old spare if need be but I had seen this done by the Shops on brand new '60s Chiefs Rigs.... 1657235102425.png
 

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Locus Point was not part of the community. Locus Point still remains a remove area of the Bronx with only one way in & out. Its located next to the Throggs Neck Bridge & is only a few block wide & long.
On the other hand, they are separate communities within Throggs Neck section of The Bronx. Silver Beach is located south of Pennyfield Ave. and east of Schurz Ave. Bounded by the East River on the communities other side. Across I-295 is the community of Edgewater Park which still maintains an active volunteer fire dept. Edgewater Part is the last active VFD in The Bronx.
 

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The photo of the "Emergency Utility" rig looks like it was taken at the Training School when it was on Welfare Island.
If my memory is correct, the truck was formally used by fire communications line crew and once it was replaced the Bureau of Training took it so that they could do some of their own repair work.
 
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THANK YOU to all those who contributed these EXCELLENT Classic Pictures.

Wow - some Great Memories.

I remember as a young kid my father used to take me to lower Manhattan, where there was a ham radio store.
I think it was called Lafayette Radio ? ? ?

Anyway, sometimes we'd see rigs going by.
Sometimes we'd just stop in a firehouse as he was a firefighter in Bridgeport and he'd talk to the guys about the job.

I didn't realize it, but I guess he was "into it" just like I've been

How's that go, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" ?

Anyway Thanks Guys for sharing YOUR Great FDNY Collector Photos with us on this web site.
 
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1st batch for Friday
 

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