Vintage fire vehicles to join rally at Shildon railway museum

FIRE ENGINES: Malcolm Paul with his 1978 Land Rover series three fire appliance which will take part in a rally at Shildon

FIRE ENGINES: Malcolm Paul with his 1978 Land Rover series three fire appliance which will take part in a rally at Shildon

First published in News The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Shildon and Spennymoor)

CLASSIC and vintage fire engines will go on show at an annual rally at a railway museum.

Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon hopes to feature a wide range of fire fighting vehicles at its event on Sunday. (August 31)

One of the vehicles on show will be a 1978 Land Rover series three fire appliance owned by Malcolm Paul, of Chester le Street, County Durham.

The Land Rover was based at British Steel’s works in Barrow, Cumbria, and then several years later was sold to Bowater Tissues, also in Barrow.

Mr Paul said: “I have a life-long interest in heritage vehicles of all descriptions.

“I’m delighted to be able to combine my interests by bringing my vehicle to the fire engine rally.”

An AEC Merryweather fire appliance which has a 100 foot turntable ladder will be among the other vehicles at the rally on Sunday, August 31, between 10am and 5pm with free entry.

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