Category Archives: fire trucks

York firemen disagreement settled by Mayor Loucks

Fire engines are still eye catching, but so were the colorful horse-drawn fire apparatus and the beautiful horses that pulled them. A short article from the August 24, 1894 York Daily tells the tale of two proud York fire companies, … Continue reading

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York’s Vigilant Fire Engines Collide

Vigilant steam engine Whoops. I guess it is kind of embarrassing if your horse-drawn fire engine runs away, is stopped by a collision with your other engine and has to be people-drawn to the fire. That’s what happened to York’s … Continue reading

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York Fire Truck Building Built in Street

Rex and Laurel Fire Companies You think traffic gets obstructed today by double parking and delivery vehicles? At least no one, as far as I know, has constructed a building smack dab on the street since 1908. How did the … Continue reading

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