11 LANCASTER

After local government reorganisation in 1974, Lancaster was one of half a dozen stations to retain its original station number.  Below are four pictures of appliances that have been allocated to the station since then.

The 'old' fire station on George Street, Quarry Road, Lancaster
(Copyright John Riley and reproduced with permission)

Bedford J5 282LTD was responding to a shout in the City.
[Copyright picture ~ N. Glover and reproduced with permission.]

Ford D600 WTD871H was seen on the forecourt of the new fire station.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

Ford's carrying a wheeled-escape were relatively rare with STJ198L being one of only a handful to do so.
[Copyright picture ~ N. Glover and reproduced with permission.]

This picture was taken at Lancaster fire station where STJ198L was first allocated.
However, the sign on the appliance indicates it was running as a reserve when seen 8 August 1986.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

ERF84PF NCW35P was another of a variety of appliances allocated here.
(NP collection ~ courtesy DBB)

The late 1970s saw a return to Bedfords as illustrated by KG VFV733V seen in the station yard.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

A very interesting line with a  Bedford, ERF and Ford all on the station forecourt.
[Copyright picture ~ K. F. Reid MBE and reproduced with permission.]

Land Rover ~ XRN512V
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

BedfordTKG RFV934X was possibly part of the reserve fleet when seen at Lancaster.
Other pictures of this appliance are shown on the Blackpool page.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford TL860 ET A946RCK bodied by Kendal Coachworks was seen at FIRE '84 in Birmingham, 23 May 1984.
[Copyright picture ~ K Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford Emergency Tender A946RCK in the station yard.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford ET A946RCK had joined the reserve fleet when seen at Washington Hall, 21 May 1988.
[Copyright picture ~ K Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Leyland Freighter D109TRN was seen in the station yard.  This appliance possibly replaced D107TRN in the training fleet.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford ET E113GCW was one of two bodied by Fulton Wylie at the same time, and was seen in the station yard.
[Copyright picture ~ K. F. Reid MBE and reproduced with permission.]

Although hard to spot the difference Leyland Freighter F129JEO was bodied by Mountain Range
rather than Fulton Wylie as shown in the picture of D109TRN above.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

The second pair of Leyland Freighters brought yet another body builder.
H149WCK & H150WCK were bodied by Reynolds Boughton.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

Leyland H149WCK was seen as it came out of service for the very last time, 27 March 2007.

The final pair of Leylands here saw yet another body manufacturer, this time Emergencey One on L165/166DCW
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

The last ISU remaining with Lancashire, L951EFV was seen at a major fire in Out Rawcliffe, 30 June 2007.
It was withdrawn from service in mid-July 2007.

L4V P793XFV was seen in Pimbo, 9 August 2006.

Having served here and at Morecambe, T129BCK was a reserve appliance at Lytham when seen in Fleetwood, 9 September 2008.

Mercedes PCV DK03CVJ  was seen in the station yard, 10 January 2005.

Mobile Fire Station PO56VLR was seen at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, 22 May 2007.
It was subsequently allocated to Lancaster Fire Station.

Daf LF PL06OVZ was seen in the City Centre, 20 July 2011.

Daf LF PO56VGR was also seen in the City Centre, 20 July 2011.

Fiat MFS/CSU PO59ODR was seen at a major exercise at Washington Hall, 12 February 2011.
It was temporarily allocated to Fulwood.

Daf LF PO62KHJ was seen at Lancaster University, 6 January 2014.
This was the vehicle exhibited at the Emergency Services Show in 2012.
It was transferred to Garstang Fire Station during 2016.

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