Another installment on the history of turret wagons in the Chicago Fire Department from Jack Connors. Images depict Big Mo as it was on two different chassis. It was assigned as 6-7-2 originally on a 1953 International 6×6 chassis which was painted black over red.¬†This unit carried shop #G-248. It was later remounted onto 1957 GMC 6×6 chassis in the blue and white colors of the Civil Defense carrying shop #G-157¬†.

Images from Jack’s collection are featured from Ken Little and George Brown in addition to Jack’s own photos.

Chicago FD Turret Wagon Big Mo 6-7-2

Big Mo seen here working at a 5-11 Alarm fire with specials in June of 1969 at 14th and Indiana. George Brown photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon Big Mo 6-7-2

Big Mo 6-7-2 was built by the CFD shops on a 1953 International 6×6 chassis. George Brown photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon Big Mo 6-7-2

BIg Mo 6-7-2 at Engine 13’s house. George Brown photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon Big Mo 6-7-2

The first version of Big Mo at 66th & State. George Brown photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon Big Mo 6-7-2

Big Mo in the fire prevention week parade in October of 1970. Jack Connor photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon Big Mo 6-7-2

Chicago FD Turret Wagon 6-7-2, known as Big Mo at Engine 42’s house. George Brown photo

Chicago FD Turret Wagon Big Mo 6-7-2

Unknown date and location with the second Big Mo at a fire scene. Ken Little photo

 

The previous post in this series is HERE.
An earlier post showing Big Mo 6-7-2 is HERE.