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Bomberos Buenos Aires - Argentina
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No: 40775   Contributor: Eduardo Martínez   Year: 2017   Manufacturer: Leyland   Country: Argentina
Bomberos Buenos Aires - Argentina

This Leyland entered service with the Buenos Aires Fire Department in 1936. It was in service until the middle of the 70s. Nowadays it is usually used for exhibitions, although it still works completely.Picture taken in Buenos Aires, October 13th, 2017.
Picture added on 18 October 2017 at 12:17
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Interesting configuration, with the mid-mounted pump and one-man hose carts hung sideways on the back.

Very British overhead ladder gantry, US influence regarding the pump location and European style hose carts.

Argentina still has a lot of both North American and European fire trucks in use, especially among its numerous independent volunteer fire companies, and is probably unique for the breathtaking variety of vehicles in use - not only from so many countries but including scores of really quite elderly units with thirty, forty or more years of service behind them...

The observation that this Leyland was on the line for around forty years is quite impressive, but by no means unusual for a fire truck in Argentina!

Added by Rob Johnson on 11 November 2017.
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