I didn’t have a date for the fire, so I couldn’t find the story, if any, that went with the pictures.
This looks like the owner
Did fire start at pumps?
A fellow brought his brand-new Corvette in to the dealer for service. He demanded that they park it far away from any other car in the parking lot so it wouldn’t get dinged.
The service manager had it parked in the very back row of the lot. Right next to the FEC Railroad main line.
Yep, you guessed it. The FEC had a massive derailment that afternoon and dumped tons of railroad cars on top of the man’s precious Corvette.
Other fire and fire equipment stories
Scott City fire photo gallery
Click on any photo to make it larger, then click on the left or right side of the image to move through the gallery. Look for some things you don’t see any more: a AAA Emergency Service sign; a Public Telephone sign, and a horseshoe tacked above the door to the station (with the prongs pointing up to keep the good luck from spilling out).