SD8912 : Old Fire Engines, Rochdale Fire Station Yard

taken 4 years ago, near to Rochdale, Great Britain

Old Fire Engines, Rochdale Fire Station Yard
Old Fire Engines, Rochdale Fire Station Yard
The former fire engine workshop in the yard behind SD8912 : Rochdale Fire Station has been converted into the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum LinkExternal link . The workshop/museum building can be seen behind these two fire engines which are amongst the displays.

On the left, PDK 717, is a Dennis Fire Engine with a 125ft Metz turntable ladder, one of the tallest post-war British turntable ladders. It was delivered new to Rochdale County Borough Fire Brigade in 1957 and operated in the area until withdrawn from operational service in 1976.

The engine on the right, GNB 217 also a Dennis, was supplied to Manchester Fire Brigade in 1940 and operated from the London Road Fire Station (SJ8497 : Former Fire Station, London Road). It carries a 60ft escape ladder (LinkExternal link GMFS Museum appliance fleet).

Further Information: LinkExternal link Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Friday, 11 October, 2013
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Public buildings and spaces  Educational sites  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8995 1276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:36.6776N 2:9.2026W
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