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Image of the aplliances from Essex Fire Museum
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No: 3072   Contributor: Geoff Young   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Image of the aplliances from Essex Fire Museum

A view at the collection of the Essex Fire Museum.
Picture added on 19 May 2007
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A really nice classic line up. The advantage with all of these and similar machines is that they are all maintable now and in 50 years time because they are all mechanical. What chance will there be of getting a replacement engine ECU for a current Scania in 50 years time? (....I know you might ask why would anybody want to.....)

Geoff, can you tell us more about Essex Fire Mueseum? It is a formal Essex Fire Brigade affair, or does the Brigade just help out informally? Which station is it based at?


Added by Barry on 19 May 2007.
If I had a Fire Museum, these are the types of appliances I'd have in it!! How nice to see that such a venture can still exist and I wish it every success. It is also nice to see the F12 wearing it's original registration number after it's spell as '999 HAT'.

Added by Chris on 20 May 2007.
Barry, in answer to your question, it is a bit of both. It is based at W50 Grays and the Essex Fire Authority paid for the old AFS garages to be converted to the fine museum that will be opened in june.
As for the collection itself most of it is privately owned by recently retired FF Roger Pickett, including the F8, F12 and F38.

Added by Geoff Young B/W Grays on 20 May 2007.
Chris, you hit the nail on the head. WTW 749 is back at Grays thanks to Roger,
and is looking fantastic. The museum will shortly be open on a booking basis only details will be on ECFRS website.

Added by Geoff Young B/W Grays on 20 May 2007.
If I may continue on the registration theme, is the F8, TYJ 771, the same appliance as '123 BEV'?

Added by Chris on 22 May 2007.
This is indeed 123 BEV, Leytonstones ex pump the origional reg is on a merc somewhere.

Added by Geoff Young B/W Grays on 27 May 2007.
Hello All... the Essex Fire Museum can be contacted on 01375 379167. Visits are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Leave your number and i will get back to you.
Thanks.
Roger Pickett. EFM.

Added by Roger Pickett on 05 October 2007.
I was lucky enough to be able to visit the museum today (13/7/08), as it was open as part of the station open day. The appliances were very well presented and it seemed like every piece of available space within the building was being used to display photos, memorabilia or equipment. Congratulations to Roger and his supporters for making this happen.

Added by Chris Wood on 13 July 2008.
For over 10 years I had the pleasure of maintaining and driving BVX661G. I thought she had gone to the great appliance room in the sky but it really good to see her looking so well, including the correct Essex badges!

Bit concerned as to where the Bailey wheeled escape has gone though.

Added by Dave French on 04 February 2010.
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