P3 is one of two Crown Firecoaches built for Los Angeles City in 1969 that were equipped with 2,000gpm Waterous pumps.  F1573 is pictured here and was powered by a Hall-Scott 1091 gasoline moter with a Spicer 5-speed manual transmission.  This rig did not have a water tank and was instead fitted with an extra large hose bed.  She carried Los Angeles City Shop number 60228.
Updated October 4, 2008
F1573 was rebuilt by the LA City Shops into a triple combination pumper as pictured below.  A new body was fitted as well as the addition of a 500 gallon water tank and she was also repowered with a Cummins NTC-400 diesel motor.  A few photos are shown taken by Los Angeles City Fire Department staff photographers at the Los Angeles River of the pump being tested with the new diesel motor.
Notes show that the test was performed using 1-1/2 inch tips at 200psi engine pressure.  Two 4 inch supply lines were used.  Two 2-1/2 inch lines supplied the pick-up truck mounted monitor and four 3-1/2 inch lines supplied the test nozzle that was anchored with forklifts.
F1573 was placed back into service after being rebuilt following a successful pump test, this time serving Station 9 in the Downtown area.  She originally served Station 3, also in the Downtown area.
Click here to see more apparatus from the
Los Angeles City Fire Department