Well, I'll be! A brand-new Federal 2001
Little Elm is a very small town along the north shore of Lake Lewisville
I certainly didn't expect to see Federal's finest in a tiny little town.
This siren is on the west end of town right near the bridge over the
lake up on top of a hill along FM 723
This was taken in early morning.
Sorry about the sunlight washing things out
But it does give you a view of the siren from the back.
Bad fence, Bad.
At least you can see the controls through it
The "Downtown" Siren
This siren actually clued me in that there were sirens out here
This is an older 2001 with the smaller center protrusion in the horn
It's right by the water tower in downtown Little Elm
I need a better zoom lens
Really, there are control boxes here in the center of the frame
The public works guys here in the truck were giving me some pretty strange
No, I'm not a terrorist. Really, I'm not.
I'm not lying about those controls though. Honest! Here they are!
Ok, I give up. Here's a shot of the siren head from the side.
Not much else to say... another nice 2001 siren which is in a bad spot
The East End Siren
You want to see a real nice looking 2001? This one is brand-spanking NEW!
It's located along Witt Road right in front of D.H. Brent Elementary
Battery rectifier/transformer/charger on the top right (with the heatsink)
Radio is the square box in the middle
Batteries are the rectangle on the bottom
I really don't think the battery box is big enough, but there are batteries
Like I said, brand new. You really can't find a nicer picture of a 2001
in this condition
The sun is just about at the perfect angle to light up the inside of
the horn and the FS logo
This is probably one of my most favorite siren pictures so far.
So, let's cross the road and take a look.
Notice that the rotator is a lot smaller on the new sirens
The pole mount here is very nice. Whoever installed this siren did a
hell of a good job.
I worry for the power lines though if it ever gets knocked down.
The North End Siren
As I was looking around,
killing time before I had to be where I was going,
I spied a large water tower on the north edge of town.
"hmmm... wonder if there's a siren there too?"
Despite the fact that the road was closed,
I ventured up to the water tower and was rewarded with yet another brand-new
I really am getting tired of these fences.
Kinda like beating your head against a brick wall, like this:
Same setup as all the other sirens, so let's move along
Yes, this is a different siren than before.
Again, this is a really good picture of a really good siren.
OK, that's enough 2001s for now. Whew!
I left Little Elm with this picture, as perfect as the one above it.
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