LSB 149

Appliance Registration Make / Model Type Current Vehicle Status
LSB 149
Austin FGK 40
Pump
Restoration

 

This appliance was ordered by The Western Area Fire Brigade in 1963 and was first registered on February 12th 1964.

Chassis No. 201594 and Engine No. 422064

It has a 9′ 6″ wheelbase and is powered by a 3993cc petrol engine which develops 90 B.H.P.

The water tank capacity is approximately 140 gallons with power to the Main Pump being provided through a Martin Harper Power Take Off.  A Coventry Climax  U.F.P. having an output of 500 G.P.M @ 100 P.S.I.

It also carries a portable pump, a Coventry Climax F.W.M.P. 250 G.P.M. which is hand cranked to start.  One 35 ft. Bayley ladder is carried on the vehicle. 

In 1981 after the appliance was decommissioned, it was donated to the Fire Service National Museum Trust in Weedon to form part of the Trust’s display.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust were delighted to be informed that the vehicle was to be returned to Scotland.

A crew from the Heritage Trust travelled to Weedon in October of 2016 and LSB 149 was officially handed over to the Trust.

The vehicle arrived at the Heritage Trusts workshop on Sunday October 9th 2016 where it was subject to a full inspection, following which, a program of the work required to restore the appliance was drawn up and commenced.

The Trust wishes to thank the Staff at Weedon for their support and help in securing this historic appliance and also to The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for providing the recovery vehicle used to transport the appliance back home.

 

 

 

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum
and Heritage Centre
The Old Fire Station Dalrymple Street
Greenock
PA15 1LY

    

Registered Scottish Charity (SC043929)