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130 OLD RIGS.
« on: September 17, 2012, 01:27:38 PM »
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130 OLD RIGS.
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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 04:08:22 PM »
Thanks for the video Chief......The owner sure gets around ...Last year I was upstate and my wifes friend suggested we go to the Orange County Fair...There was a large building with numerous older fire trucks on display.....The gentleman in the video was the same guy I spoke with for about an hour or so....He said he had alot more trucks for display.....He had alot of old fdny units ......


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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 05:26:50 PM »
Keep an eye out, they do an open house once a year.  Didn't even see half the rigs the day I went.  Was just a very hot day to be walking around when we went up.

Hope to go next year and see the ones I missed

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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 08:33:29 PM »
Contact info and directions would be nice. That would be worth a special trip! Thanks chief!

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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 12:05:37 PM »
I believe the group who has these rigs are the Catskill Firecats, 

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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 05:38:17 PM »
I beleive there is a collector who has part of the Super Pumper system, I think it is in Michigan.
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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 06:23:41 PM »
Yes, and the other part is in California (don't know about the satellites).
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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 09:23:03 PM »
The Catskill Firecats Event, which is an open house at the site, is held every summer. The date is listed every year in our Events Listings and is announced by early spring.

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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 12:54:02 PM »
It's on Route 302 off of Route 17 in Circleville(Orange County). If you are coming westbound on 17 from Middletown it's Exit 119 on 17. Get off the exit, make a left, and it's about a half mile down the road on the right past the gas station. There's at least two Ex-FDNY rigs there. A 1983 Mack CF which belonged to the Kent Cliffs F.D. after it served in the city, and an ALF that belonged to Aviation after the city had it. There's a lot of interesting stuff in there. I've seen a few tillers, snorkels, a WLF Firebrand, a really nicely painted Mack CF from Ellenville, NY that somehow got its front bumper bashed in. There's also a Mack C model(Ex-E305) that I think is owned by a former dispatcher. The big positive is there's a lot of stuff to look at. The big drawback is that the rigs are stored and not really displayed like a museum, so it is difficult to take pictures.
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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 03:15:02 PM »
...and their annual "open house" is usually during the worst of the summer heat, so it's not that conducive to an anjoyable tour of the premises and all the rigs.

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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 09:13:24 PM »
You got that right. This years was pretty brutal.
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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 11:18:54 PM »
The other ex FDNY rig that I saw at the Orange County Fair was a Mack that was assigned to E 8 from Manhattan







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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2012, 07:50:28 PM »
That Mack also belonged to Kent FD(Putnam County) for a few years back in the late 90's.
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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2012, 10:21:53 PM »
Nice Collection,  Andy has two rigs in there I have driven and Tilled.  a 55 Maxim and an 82 Maxim that was an old Richmond, Va. tiller that was a rocket ship,  truck was dangerous fast.

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Re: 130 OLD RIGS.
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2012, 11:24:57 PM »
That Mack also belonged to Kent FD(Putnam County) for a few years back in the late 90's.

That was a great rig. Best $250 bucks we ever spent!