This from Steve Redick:

Had a great opportunity for a good tour of the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago yesterday. It is the former quarters of Eng 123. They have an operating exhibit that showcases the old fire alarm office dispatching system as it was for many years … telegraph signals and all. I recorded the entire demo and have included a link to the youtube video. It is well worth a look. Afterwards they fired up old Engine 10’s Ahrens Fox and took it for a spin. I shot some images of that as well.¬† The driving force in developing the joker stand demo was Ken Falk and Wally Mitchell, as well as many other dedicated members of the museum crew. We owe them a great deal for preserving these memories for generations to come. This place is a must see for anyone in the Chicago area.

Steve

Chicago FD Engine 10 1926 Ahrens Fox fire engine.

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 10 1926 Ahrens Fox fire engine.

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 10 1926 Ahrens Fox fire engine.

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 10 1926 Ahrens Fox fire engine.

Steve Redick photo