SD8912 : 1940 Dennis Fire Engine

taken 4 years ago, near to Rochdale, Great Britain

1940 Dennis Fire Engine
1940 Dennis Fire Engine
One of the displays at the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) in the yard behind SD8912 : Rochdale Fire Station.

This appliance entered service with Manchester Fire Brigade (MFB) in April 1940, originally operating from the London Road Fire Station (SJ8497 : Former Fire Station, London Road). The chassis is a Dennis 'Big 6' Low-Loadline model; the bodywork was built to MFB specification and it carries a Morris Ajax 60ft wheeled escape ladder. The original petrol engine was replaced by a Gardner 6LW diesel engine in 1958 after which, the appliance served on the reserve fleet and later the training school.
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Sunday, 6 October, 2013   (more nearby)
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Friday, 11 October, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  Educational sites  Roads, Road transport 
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