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Cleveland County Fire brigade Dennis XVN559T
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No: 15885   Contributor: Chris Hall   Year: 1992   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Cleveland County Fire brigade Dennis XVN559T

XVN559T in happier days at Preston Park c1992. It has been 'modified' by the addittion of a black radiator grille, and new style star badge.
Picture added on 08 March 2009
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Thanks Chris, although it needs a spray job!

Added by John Stott on 09 March 2009.
I wish there was more of these to look at when its Preston Park weekend !

Added by Adam Plumb on 09 July 2009.
There are at least four of these still in existance up to 2008. RPY762R (owned by Dr Barrie Hutchinson) and XVN558/9T as yet in existance but currently (Sept 09)untraced, and finally the wellknown THN948S Saltburn's former Pump Escape now in Hull.

Added by Chris Hall Teesside. UK. on 19 September 2009.
XVN 558T was up for sale a while back, dont know if it still is, looks still in decent condition except with a red bumper and a bostik logo on the door ... think it was priced at £3, 500

Added by Adam Plumb on 27 June 2012.
I think 58T and 59T were based at Guisborough and Yarm although I am not sure which way round. They had 500gpm pumps unusual for Cleveland at that time. Can anyone conform this? I should know as I was at Guisborough between 1979 and 1986 but just can't remember!

Added by John on 05 June 2013.
558 was new to Guisborough and spent all its working life there. 559 was new to Yarm and spent all its working life there. That was back in the days when even retained stations got brand new pumps.

Added by Mark P. on 06 June 2013.
i think one was at Redcar and one at Headlands as well

Added by Ian Mcpherson on 06 June 2013.
XVN 558T a Dennis R130 WrT spent its life at Guisborough (retained) as Fleet No 15. It was delivered new to Cleveland County Fire Brigade and first registered 01/08/1979. After going out of service it passed via Maltby Auctions to Bostic Glue, Stafford as a works fire appliance and then into private ownership and was kept in a restored state in the Shrewsbury area. As Adam has already stated it was for sale a while back but the new owner is unknown to me.
XVN 559T a Dennis R130 WrT was based at Yarm (retained). Again delivered new to Cleveland County Fire Brigade and first registered 01/08/1978 running as Fleet No 15. This appliance is also preserved.

Added by Paul Hassan on 06 June 2013.
Minor correction XVN 559T ran as Fleet No 16 and not 15 as I stated.
Other R130's within Cleveland's fleet were SPY 762R first registered 20/06/1977 which ran as Fleet No 39 out of Headlands (retained). Fleet No 38 was also an R130 but don't have any further details of this other than it was an R plate so probably delivered around the same time as SPY.

Added by Paul Hassan on 07 June 2013.
Thank you, I had convinced myself 558T was Guisborough so perhaps the memory isn't as bad as I thought! Hopefully it will reappear it would be nice to see it again

Added by John on 07 June 2013.
558T despite being out of service for so long still carries the Cleveland livery and looks in a well kept condition! It's a shame that these aren't ever shown on the rally scene no matter what condition they are in, 558/559T alongside SPY 762R, THN 948S, TDC 620M and the famous ET DAJ 700T, these should always be at Preston Park rally, hopefully in 2014 they will be!!!

Added by Adam Plumb on 07 June 2013.
Paul the Guisborough and Yarm R130's were both 500gpm, Redcar's was definitely 1000gpm, not sure about Headland's machine. If you Google Bostik Fire Brigade there are some pictures of 558T, I am sure I have got some pics from the 80's somewhere.

Added by John on 07 June 2013.
The other 3 R130's were (038) RPY 628R which was new to Redcar and spent all it's working life there, (039) SPY 762R which was new to Headland and spent all its working life there and (022) THN 948S which was new to Saltburn and spent all it's working life there.

Added by Mark P. on 07 June 2013.
On delivery XVN 558T replaced Guisborough's HCB Bedford J5 WrT XAJ 673. This machine had been inherited from the North Ridding of Yorkshire FB when Cleveland County FB was formed in 1974. Any info, memories, comments or photo's of this appliance would be welcome?

Added by Paul Hassan on 09 June 2013.
Does any body have pics of XAJ 673

Added by Ian mc on 09 June 2013.
I have recently purchased XVN 558T and its now back in the North East.

Added by Martin on 14 September 2016.
You could gold plate this grille and it would still look like the gate into a farmer's field. If you want a pretty looking T grille, buy an early 1950s Commer Carmichael!

Added by Rob Johnson on 28 July 2017.
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