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DENNIS F46 DWY745H

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I was looking fire appliance pictures on flickr and came across a colour one of DWY745H,a white HP.Details with the picture say it was a West Riding appliance,and the photo was taken in 1970 at Birkenshaw.Does anybody know anything about its history or which fire stations it operated from.Ihave checked all my W.Yorks fleetlists and cannot find it mebtioned.Graham.

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Reply Mark Elliott
9:59 PM on March 18, 2012 
Hi Graham, This was a 'One off' the 'Booms' were recycled from it and used on one of the Dodge Hp's.

Don't have any information on were it was stationed etc Morley / Dewsbury seem to ring a bell ?.
Mark.
Reply Graham Hopwood
7:21 PM on March 19, 2012 
Mark Elliott says...
Hi Graham, This was a 'One off' the 'Booms' were recycled from it and used on one of the Dodge Hp's.

Don't have any information on were it was stationed etc Morley / Dewsbury seem to ring a bell ?.
Mark.

Thanks Mark,the appliance looks impressive.
Reply Martin Double
5:24 AM on March 26, 2012 
DWY 745H was originally delivered in 1970 to Doncaster and designated a Pump Hydraulic Platform (PHP) It served at Batley before being 'sold' to South Yorkshire Fire Brigade and serving at Brampton. I have a photo of the appliance awaiting delinery to brigade along with several other F46a's in white
Reply tim ansell
3:57 AM on April 16, 2012 
Apparently DWY745H served at Batley with West Yorkshire before transfering over to South Yorkshire where it was based at Thorne fire station and crewed as Hydraulic Platform as opposed to its original role of a Pump Hydraulic Platform. In its SYFS and SYCFS days,the cab was painted red and the body left metallic. At Thorne it was part of a 2 pump,Hp and Rt stn. Now However Thorne has a Rp and the Argocat. I photo'd DWY745H when it was a reserve HP at the old Division Street fire station with my old kodak 126 camera!! The actual results came out ok. I dont know what happened to it when it left the SYCFS in the mid 1980's. No doubt ending up in a scrapyard somewhere. I will attempt to post a photo of the 'old girl' on here at some stage.
Reply David Murray
4:12 PM on November 23, 2016 
Hi Graham,
if you still want some background information on 50' HP get in touch. I used to drive and operate it when it was sent to Batley for use as a first-line appliance in 1970. In that role it was pretty useless.

Regards,

David Murray

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