Pump Primers muster, Harrisburg,PA., 7/11/15

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
This was a well-attended event, with an unofficial tally of 106 pieces of fire and emergency equipment on hand.
Norfolk Southern RR also posed their "Honoring First Responders" engine #911 on the bridge overlooking the muster site.
There were more vendors than in recent years, including the booth of the new magazine "Vintage Fire Truck and Equipment"
I arrived too late for the parade, but will post my pics of the rigs arriving on "pumping row"
All images by Warren W. Jenkins

PHOTO 1: cover of Vintage Fire Truck magazine

Photo 2-4 Norfolk Southern SD60E #911 "Honoring First Responders" posed on bridge for approx. 3 hours.
 

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brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Views of pumping row which extended up to the Walnut St. bridge.
The diesel rigs from the 1960's thru the 1980's on hand really seem to throw the water farther than the older gas-powered rigs.
 

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brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Mack was the predominate brand, followed by ALF, Seagrave, and WLF.
CFs seem to be very popular, with almost all present actively pumping.
Bay View? Unknown year
Rawlinsville, PA., orig. Upper Allen Twp., PA. 1973
York City,PA. 1973
Crescent Twp.,PA. 1968
 

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brucobuff

Assistant Chief
Last one is this 1992 E1 Cyclone from Wormleysburg,PA., part of West Shore Fire-Rescue of Cumberland Co.,PA.
This rig was rebuilt from a 1975 Hahn and has been attending this muster since it was new.

Although this event has been heavily covered on the various Facebook sites to which this hobby has unfortunately migrated, I felt it appropriate to put some of my images on here.
 

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mackcffan2014

Firefighter
brucobuff said:
Views of pumping row which extended up to the Walnut St. bridge.
The diesel rigs from the 1960's thru the 1980's on hand really seem to throw the water farther than the older gas-powered rigs.
Thank you for these awesome photos! I'll try to get to this someday. This is awesome!!
What is the second truck in the second photo? Looks like a Sutphen, but I don't know what year. Maybe a refurb.
 

brucobuff

Assistant Chief
mackcffan2014 said:
brucobuff said:
Views of pumping row which extended up to the Walnut St. bridge.
The diesel rigs from the 1960's thru the 1980's on hand really seem to throw the water farther than the older gas-powered rigs.
Thank you for these awesome photos! I'll try to get to this someday. This is awesome!!
What is the second truck in the second photo? Looks like a Sutphen, but I don't know what year. Maybe a refurb.
If you mean the rig behind the Newton Falls Pirsch, it is a 1980 White Xpeditor tilt-cab with a Pierce 1250/500 body.
It served with Alpha FC of State College,PA.
White trucks originally offered this cab in the 1970s, Volvo bought White in 1981, and continued to offer this cab into the 1990s.
 

bulldogboy

Lieutenant
When Volvo bought Mack (and Renault), Mack had the "MR" model low cabover and Volvo had the Volvo "Xpeditor" low cabover model.
In order to get U.S. permission to buy Mack, Volvo had to divest itself of one LCO. They decided to keep the "MR", now called the "Terrapro",
and sold off the Autocar brand and "Xpeditor" to Grand Vehicle Works Holdings, LLC who marketed the "Xpeditor as an Autocar.

bulldogboy
 

START WATER

District Chief
I BELIEVE THE PARADE AND MUSTER IS ON YOU TUBE AND PP HAVE A WEB SITE THIS WAS THE FIT ONE I MISSED I USED TO GO UPH MIGHT BEFORE ND SATAY WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THEN HELP ST UP.
 
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