Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Thursday, June 16, 2011
and showed a pair of Intrernationals bound for Mersin, Turkey.
Today I spotted the same two Internationals (with numbers 1108 and 1109) in the parking lot at the Fairview Cove container terminal. Have they been hiding inside the terminal for six weeks? Did they leave and come back? Or was there some glitch which has prevented them from being exported at all - perhaps political unrest somewhere? Or settlement of payment?
I don't know and may never know. However I got some better pictures of the trucks and discovered that they were built by DynaWinch Ltd, a Canadian OEM, with a very interesting line of vehicles: http://www.dynawinch.net/
The rear mount National Cranes (a Manitowoc company) are apparently set up to lift off the van body. They may well be intended for oil field work, which DynaWinch supplies, or for utility work. The company apparently has substantial export business, according to their excellent web site, and so may be bound anywhere in the world, beyond Mersin - say Syria?
However the fact that they are outside the terminal gates, indicates to me that they may not be going anywhere unless it is back where they came from.
Monday, June 13, 2011
As befitting a force of its size it has a website, which has recently been upgraded: http://www.halifax.ca/fire/fleet/
It lists all apparatus, including antiques, trailers, boats, cars, vans and photos of most and specifications.
Elsewhere on the site is information about the various fire districts and fire stations.
It is also the oldest fire service in Canada, tracing its roots to 1754.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
1. Les Transports Jenkins of Amqui, QC has a control room and a drum on this trailer. The KW looks like it can handle the job.
Friday, June 10, 2011
As usual for Quebec, a nice lot of Kenworths, with some other types mixed in.
1. Some of the fleet lined up and waiting.