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Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

Lee Sebring, a member of the ALF-Fox Restoration Team, places a motor meter on a restored 1923 American LaFrance pumper truck. It was one of the trucks that responded to the Hotel Congress fire on Jan. 23, 1934, that also coincided with the capture of John Dillinger.

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Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

This 1923 American LaFrance fire engine is one of the trucks that responded to the historic 1934 blaze at Hotel Congress.

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Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

Lee Sebring, a member of the restoration team and an honorary firefighter, removes the protective covering around the custom-made wooden steering wheel on the restored 1923 American LaFrance pumper truck.

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Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

These are some of the original pressure gauges for the pump, located under the driver's seat, that determined the water distribution on the 1923 American LaFrance fire engine.

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Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

Tucson firefighters pose with the American LaFrance fire engine at a station near Park Avenue and Ninth Street during the 1920s or '30s.

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Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

Restored fire engine on hand for Dillinger Days celebration

Fire-engine enthusiasts and local history buffs have another reason to head downtown this weekend for the annual Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress.

January 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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