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Dennis R130 Cleveland County Pump Escape
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No: 18173   Contributor: Adam Plumb   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Dennis R130 Cleveland County Pump Escape

A Cleveland County Fire Brigade Dennis Pump Escape, THN 948S.

A very nice looking Appliance at Preston Park 2009, This served at Saltburn from 1977 until 1988 When it became a Training Appliance at Grangetown.
Picture added on 08 July 2009 at 16:23
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I am a Bedford man through and through, but since Bedford ceased trading, Dennis became my preferd brand and even though this was built when Bedford were still producing, i admit fully this is one amazing old Dennis ! and the white front end adds to making her more special.

This or an North Yorks Bedford TK / HCB Angus ? too close to call ....

Added by John Johnstone on 08 July 2009.
Thanks Adam, a lovely machine and an escape to match, wont mention the colour though, it upsets the Cleveland lads!

Added by John Stott on 09 July 2009.
Its a shame there isnt anymore of these older Cleveland Dennis Appliances are at Preston Park, these were/are very nice machines!

Added by Adam Plumb on 09 July 2009.
An earlier Dennis (TDC620M) from Thornaby was around on the preservation scene during the late 1980's. However it has not been seen for many years now. The last I heard was that it donated its engine to another Dennis so it has probably gone now.

Added by Chris Hall Teesside. UK. on 12 February 2010.
Hi Chris, perhaps I can increase your knowledge of TDC 620M a little. I saw it at Duxford in 1991 when it was owned by someone from Bexleyheath. It was pictured in the programme for the 1994 Solent Emergency Vehicle Show and owned then by a chap from Chelmsford. It was also in the programmes for Odiham in 1994 and 1997. It is last shown as taxed in 1997 but I don't know if your information about the engine is more recent than that.

Added by Chris Wood on 16 February 2010.
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