Sorry for re posting photos but I was in need of a quick and easy post. This post is also untended to give you a view of both the 1948 and 1950 Seagraves owned and operated by the Vigilant Hose Company. When I made the recent post on the 1950 I received many of the same questions I got on a post a couple of years ago.
The top photo is the 1948 purchased used from Hummelstown and operated at Station #2, the second photo is the 1950 purchased new by the Viggies as a rural engine. I will detail both engines in later post with full history and additional photographs. But as you can see from the images the quickest way to tell the two rigs apart is from the front bumper followed by the door lettering. You can see for yourself the many small differences between the two such as the light packages, pump panel and additional lettering and striping. Overall the 48 must have been a better engine as it lasted 28 years in service with multiple companies and the 1950 was worn out in just 12 years.