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Chicago FD debuts new Turret Wagon 6-7-6

Images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr. of the update Turret Wagon 6-7-6 carrying Shop ID#G599.

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CFD Turret Wagon 6-7-6 (shop id #G599) Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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Officer’s side view of CFD Turret Wagon 6-7-6 (shop id #G599) Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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What’s new … CFD

This from Eric Haak:

The units appear to be finished and awaiting their markings.  Both units are shown here with the best angle I could get.

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Eric Haak photo

Chicago Fire Department

Eric Haak photo

The most recent post on the topic is HERE.

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon History (pt19)

Saving the most impressive of the CFD turret wagons for the last, this article includes images from Jack Connors that show all sides and closeups of 6-7-3, otherwise known as Big John when it was new.

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

View of the rear and driver’s side in front of Engine 8’s house. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

Overhead shot from the second floor. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

Closeup of the hydraulic controls. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

Hose inlets. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

View from the rear. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

The two guns as seen from the rear. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

Hydraulic lift cylinder. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

On-board pump. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

On-board generator. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

Another view of the two massive turrets. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

Additional master streams could be deployed off the front bumper. Jack Connors photo

Chicago FD turret wagon Big John 6-7-3

Impressive front end with chevron striping on the bumper. Jack Connors photo

The previous article in this series (pt 18) is HERE and an earlier post featuring Big John is HERE.

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Chicago FD Turret Wagon History (pt 18)

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.

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