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1890s Horse-Drawn Steam Fire Engine

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This old fire truck sits in an enclosed glass stucture in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The day I visited, and drove up it was empty, so I went inside the station to inquire about, and the officer I spoke to told me with a very straight face that we sold it on e-bay, and I said you are kidding and he said “ No ma’am we got 2 million for it we couldn’t turn it down” and then he broke into a big smile and said we had it out last night for the parade and the parade got rained out so we hauled it inside care to see it? Well he continued to stand there as I took some pictures, and told me some of its history, and told me they take it out twice a year, one being for the Christmas Parade and the other for the Dogwood Festival Parade, he then gave me a busines card and said if I called ahead on those days I could see how they bring the horses in and get them ready to pull the engine out. So I hope to go see that next Christmas. This one goes out to all the FireFighters out there, I am sure we must have a few in our member list. Happy Sunday.

Thank you all for your comments and views on my last photo.


August 24, 2008
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Aug 24, 2008 10:25:55 am
This is so cool Lynell and reminds me a bit of the one I saw at a museum in Oklahoma City. I for one love these and could look at them all day. Great presentation

by magnus073 Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 10:26:19 am
great piece of nostalgia....

thanks for sharing

by awjay Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 10:27:43 am
Excellent. Very nice piece of work. :-)

by fredster66 Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 10:58:42 am
Excellent capture! What a beauty that is! I look forward to seeing it with the horses! It's a terrific piece of history!

by ShadowsNTime Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 11:11:07 am
Very cool. The next parade sounds exciting, and what a holiday card that might make, too!

by moonrancher Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 11:15:56 am
Wonderful historical capture. The restoration must have cost a fortune. It would be neat to see this pulled by a team of horses.

by CavalierLady Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 11:21:54 am

by timtripp Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 11:39:26 am
Excellent Historic capture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Cytisus Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 11:50:21 am
Beautifully done. Fantastic POV and postwork. Excellent.

by Artlan59 Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 1:39:27 pm
I had a plastic model of one of these as a boy and it was definitely the most complex model I ever built bar none. So nice to see it has survived and has care.

by tallpindo Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 2:17:35 pm
Excellent capture Lynell, they have a similar one to this at Rochdale Fire Station, there's an open day in two weeks that I will be attending. If the weather holds out they usually fire it up for a demo, I heve one on 35mm from a few years back, hopefully I will get a digital one on the 7th Sept.

Like the postwork you have done here.

Superb work.


by JeffG7BRJ Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 3:28:31 pm
Hello my dear friend, Precious and brilliant Phography.Impressive!!
Congratulations!! All you artwork is Very Beautiful!! It is a real pleasure to visit your gallery.A million stars from me. **************
Thanks you very much for you comments,they are very estimated for my.
Have a wonderful Sunday,Hug and kiss in Your heart. Luminous Blessings

by LudyMelltSekher Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 3:36:08 pm
I agree, you've done very well capturing this old work horse. It compares with finely made jewelery anytime.

by busi2ness Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 3:55:23 pm
Interesting photo! :)

by emmecielle Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 5:00:47 pm
Wonderful shot, Tennesse.
What a magnificent piece of history.
Much has happened in the last 118 years.

by LBJ2 Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 8:40:17 pm
Very cool photo!

by jp3319 Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 9:16:14 pm
A lovely shot of a vintage vehicle.

by twistedpixel Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 10:04:08 pm
Very well done.

by Cgaynor Homepage »

Aug 24, 2008 10:22:04 pm
Fantastic capture!!!

by tetsu-pino Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 12:36:29 am
Stellar shot and postwork!

by MrsLubner Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 4:42:49 am
What a Magnificent piece of machinary that is. Easily covertable from 2 to 4 to 8 horse power and uses no carberators nor fuel injectors, but hay and a little water!!! NIce Shootin Cowgirl!!!!!

by Thelby Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 6:28:46 am
Real nice Photo. I'll have to put that on my places to visit. Thanx Lynell.

by pjd1961 Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 8:46:18 am
What a beautiful piece of history!

by kbatty Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 11:40:53 am
What a beautiful piece of history!

by erlandpil Homepage »

Aug 25, 2008 12:46:10 pm
fantastic old time fire engine! Super capture!

by debz Homepage »


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