E75/B23/W53 FARNWORTH

Farnworth Fire Station, like so many others in Greater Manchester, was part of Lancashire County Fire Brigade until 31st March 1974.   The old station was just 50 yards south of the present station on Albert Road.

This was the original fire station in 1939 with the appliance on the right believed to be TJ8547 shown below.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Leyland FK4 TJ8547
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

This picture shows the old fire station in 1972 with FTB312F leaving.

Looking extremely smart is this Karrier73A which entered service at Farnworth in 1957.
The appliance at the rear is believed to be a Commer HY probably from Radcliffe/Whitefield.
(Picture by the late J. Hain and from the Ian Scott collection)

Farnworth's 'other' Karrier was 30CTB also seen carrying the escape in St. George's Crescent, Walkden.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Dating back to 1967, Bedford FTB311F was seen in the Walkden area.
[Copyright picture ~ Ian Moore and reproduced with permission.]

As composite vehicles the escape could and was regularly transferred between appliances with FTB312F carrying the escape on this occasion.
[Copyright picture ~ Ian Moore and reproduced with permission.]

For many years, Farnworth has been the home to a variety of special appliances including Hose-Layers and the Hi-ex Foam Unit.

Ford Hose Layer LTC730K was seen in the yard at Agecroft Fire Station, 29 September 1973.
[Copyright pictures ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

Although still carrying Lancashire County Fire Brigade nameplates,
when this photograph was taken, LTC730K was actually with GMC.
It was in attendance at a 20 pump mill fire in Miles Platting, Manchester, 31 May 1974.

This picture shows LTC730K with Greater Manchester fleetname.
[NP collection ~ courtesy A Collier]

This time a 'CAUTION' sign has been added as well as the brigade badge on the door.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Although the number plate is missing, this is indeed OVU845R seen at Worsley Workshops in December 1976.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

The first Dennis RS131 based here was EVM941T.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Partnering the above was Dennis RS EVM942T seen here in the station yard.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Replacement for the above Hose Layer came in the shape of  C42YBA, a Dodge G11C.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Leyland C538YRJ was believed to be operating as High Expansion Foam Unit when this picture was taken.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]


 

Dodge G13C C749DNF was running as second appliance when photographed.
[Copyright picture ~ Aidan Anderson and reproduced with permission.]

Possibly at the same incident the appliance above,  C750DNF was operating as operating appliance.
[Copyright picture ~ Aidan Anderson and reproduced with permission.]

Having begun life at Farnworth, Leyland-Daf K205VVU was running as a reserve appliance
when photographed at a 'Make Pumps20' at Belmont, 16 April 2003.

K205VVU was subsequently used as a 'Fire Hire' engine.  It was seen in Sandy Lane, Astley, 9 July 2005.

Leyland-Daf K206VVU was seen here in its first livery at an incident in the Bolton area.
[Copyright picture ~ Aidan Anderson and reproduced with permission.]

Leyland-Daf K206VVU was seen in the station yard, in the later livery.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Volvo V475EBA was hard at work during a large fire in Prestwich, 11 January 2006.

Volvo V476EBA was seen at a 10 pump incident in Roe Green, 7 December 2007.

 Special Incident Unit P337GBA was seen leaving an incident in Radcliffe, 24 January 2008.

TVAC bodied Volvo PN57AOY was seen at a large fire in Ince, 18 August 2014.









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