Retired Lawrence fireman John Kasberger is pictured with an old 1917 American LaFrance fire truck, which has found a current home rusting away in the city's maintenance lot in East Lawrence. Kasberger, who was fortunate enough to steer the back end of the truck a few times before it was retired, believes that the truck should be restored and displayed in a museum.
1917 American LaFrance truck sits in the cities yard at 19th and Haskell looking for a good home.
Topeka Fire Department Lt. Tom Rodman looks at the engine of the department's 1927 American Lafrance currently at the Station 5 at 21st and Western.
The dash of the former fire truck shows the signs of time over the years sitting in the outdoors.
The moter of the 1917 shows the signs of wear as the American LaFrance emblem shows the engines detail of ages.
A 1917 American LaFrance fire truck sits inthe sities yard at 11th and Haskell, as years ago the trufck weas dedicated to the children of Lawrence as is sat Sout Park for years.
A 1917 American LaFrance Fire truck that used to sit in South Park, rests in the cities yard at 11th and Haskell, rusting away.
Old wooden wheels, sit below the rear of the long fire truck, probably the orignal ones.
Soil conservation winners Sullivant.
The Topeka Fire Department's 1927 American Lafrance uses a handbrake and hand shifter.