Bedford KEL KTE917/8F were a pair of Water Tender Escape appliances with bodywork by Carmichael.

They was stationed at F87/E87/C38 Ramsbottom from around 1968 and both reached the transfer to Greater Manchester Fire Service in 1974.

New WrE 1968

Bedford KEL KTE917F seen here in the rear yard during a training session. Note the signal box behind the fire engine – 1968 – Copyright Les Walker