Sunday, June 6, 2010

A tip of the tilt

A tip of the tilt cab to my neighbourhood fire station. That would be Station #2 at the corner of University Avenue and Robie Street. Old timers still call the station Morris Street, since University Avenue is an extension of Morris Street.

Station#2 is the busiest in the Halifax Regional Municipality with three universities, three hospitals, a million bars and restaurants and my house to look after.

The boulevard ends just short of the station to allow space for the trucks to turn and back into their stalls. This morning a little TLC was called for under the hood of 97-108E. This particular engine is a Superior, the onetime Canadian brand from Red Deer AB, taken over by Emergency-One in 1991, but since closed. All Canadian made E-Ones were called Superior for a time, then US built E-Ones destined for Canada were branded Superior. When E-One closed Superior in 2006, the name was discontinued.

On close inspection I am not sure what good that wheelchock is doing on the uphill side of the left rear tire. It doesn't seem to be an optical illusion.

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