Fire truck driving

Ladder truck at BWLR

The railway is hoping to include Fire Engine Driving Days.

Arrived from the USA in October 2017 a 1991 Pierce Arrow aerial truck with 105 foot ladder. This was designed and used, in Woodstock Virginia USA, as a high level rescue appliance and a means of delivering water to high or difficult locations. It is capable of lifting 400lbs at full stretch 90 degrees to the truck or delivering 4000 Litres of water a minute from the nozzle at the top of the ladder. The truck was taken out of service in September 2017 and was destined to be cut up. Although completely different and much younger and other equipment saved in the past it is none the less important that some examples of these trucks survive.

Fire truck