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The Dusty Graveyard Of The Big, Red Firetrucks.

Postby Doorstop » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:06 pm

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Re: The Dusty Graveyard Of The Big, Red Firetrucks.

Postby tombro » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:00 am

Why is Glasgow History sitting there, gathering dust ? Get them out, tart them up and put them on display, somewhere !

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Re: The Dusty Graveyard Of The Big, Red Firetrucks.

Postby Mark N » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:15 am

The writing on the ladder near the bottom of the photo is French, so I'm guessing that's not Glasgow!
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Re: The Dusty Graveyard Of The Big, Red Firetrucks.

Postby mercury » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:03 am

tombro wrote:Why is Glasgow History sitting there, gathering dust ? Get them out, tart them up and put them on display, somewhere !

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We could build a big museum and stick them up the wall so nobody can see them. :roll:
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Re: The Dusty Graveyard Of The Big, Red Firetrucks.

Postby Doorstop » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:14 pm

This Aladdin’s cave of rare automobiles is likely one of several. In the 1990s, the French fire departments raised funds in an effort to restore and preserve their retired old trucks to be sent off to museums but in the early 2000s, that initiative ran out of money and went bust. The trucks that weren’t in good enough condition were sentences to the scrapyard rather than being sold to the public, and the rest were sent to storage sites like this in the event that maybe, on the off chance, one day a museum might come along and save them.


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Re: The Dusty Graveyard Of The Big, Red Firetrucks.

Postby dazza » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:58 pm

tombro wrote:Why is Glasgow History sitting there, gathering dust ? Get them out, tart them up and put them on display, somewhere !

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If that was in Glasgow the neds would have descended on it like a swarm of locusts.
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