The Raleigh Fire Museum and the City of Raleigh Fire Department own several pieces of surviving antique Raleigh fire engines. They are listed below, along with location, status, and ownership information. Photos by Mike Legeros and Lee Wilson.
See photos of apparatus stored at Fire Station 28, 3500 Forestville Road, Raleigh.
1905 American LaFrance steamer – Restored in 2012 to operational functionality.
Housed at Station 6.
The steamer was relocated to Station 6 in summer 2023.
1926 American LaFrance pumper – Operational. Restored in 1990s.
Housed at Station 29.
The 1926 pumper was relocated to Station 29 in summer 2023.
1950 Mack pumper – Operational.
Housed at Station 5.
The 1950 pumper was relocated to Station 5 in summer 2023.
1982 Mack pumper – Operational
Ongoing restoration to match original paint, decals, and warning apparatus. Photo from prior to the addition of lettering and decals.
Housed at Station 28.
These pieces of equipment are presently in storage and unavailable for
1936 American LaFrance pumper – Owned by the Raleigh Fire Museum.
Donated to museum in 2014 by Margaret McCotter, in memory of husband Clifton, who privately owned the apparatus.
Cleaning, assessment, and restoration planned.
1961 American LaFrance pumper – Owned by the Raleigh Fire Museum.
Purchased by museum in 2012 by donations from fire department members, family, and friends.
1989 Pierce pumper – Owned by the Raleigh Fire Museum – Used as parade piece.
Exterior components restored in 2014.
Donated to museum by city in 2017.
1988 Pierce Snorkel – Owned by the Raleigh Fire Museum.
Donated to museum by city in 2021.
Last updated August 13, 2023.