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Engine 85????
« on: December 29, 2008, 11:28:46 PM »
Have been reading that book, The Usual. great book. Was just curious to know if there was/is and Engine 85. Cant seem to find them. He mentions about E82,L31,etc..which I know exist.
Favorite book's are and I have read a lot of them. Obviously,Reports From Eng 82 and The Last Men Out, Damn good book.

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Engine 85????
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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 12:00:59 AM »
Have been reading that book, The Usual. great book. Was just curious to know if there was/is and Engine 85. Cant seem to find them. He mentions about E82,L31,etc..which I know exist.
Favorite book's are and I have read a lot of them. Obviously,Reports From Eng 82 and The Last Men Out, Damn good book.


engine 85 became ladder 53


nyfd does a great job with the city history here pretty much every unit that has been disbanded re organized etc  http://nyfd.com/cityhist.pdf
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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 12:02:51 AM »
Engine 85 was originally a Marine Company. It was changed to Marine 3 in 1959, Marine 3 was disbanded in 1966. Engine 85 was brought back on line as an Engine Co. in 1967 and housed at 1215 Intervale Ave. It was disbanded in 1986 to organize Ladder 53
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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 10:03:31 AM »
I believe E. 85 was housed on Boston Road for a while after their stay at the quarters of E.82.

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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 10:12:44 AM »
I believe E. 85 was housed on Boston Road for a while after their stay at the quarters of E.82.

Yes, it was one of two pre-fabricated firehouses with corrugated sheet metal skin that the city installed during the "War Years". The other one for E232 & L176 on Rockaway Ave., Brooklyn was actually called the "Tin House" which is on L176's ladderboard: "Tin House Truck" ;)

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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 07:45:58 PM »
I found a photo of E85's Lime Mack CF in front of their "tin house"

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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 09:08:32 PM »
Is 87 Lafayette still a active firehouse. Engine 31 was there at one time.

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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008, 09:23:53 PM »
Lafayette Street has not been an active firehouse for decades.  It is a classic, architecturally beautiful building, but Engine 31 has long since been gone.

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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 08:41:19 AM »
E85 @ E82 turing out

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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2009, 04:40:10 PM »
is this the tin house of x engine 85?????
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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2009, 04:47:56 PM »
  Yes it is, Now EMS Batt. 26 at 1264 Boston Rd.

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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2009, 08:42:38 PM »
To everyone that replied back: Thank you and love the pics-Rob

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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2009, 02:53:25 PM »
Yes, the House now utilized By EMS was the home of Eng 85 and Lad 59.  Ladder shuttled over to Sedgewick, and Engine became TL53.  EMS has had possession of the building for quite some time.

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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2009, 02:49:32 PM »
Was a model of Engine 85 made by code 3
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Re: Engine 85????
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2009, 02:51:02 PM »
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