Before Gertrude

  • Gertrude has her place in our canyon's history, but there were a couple engines that served the canyon prior to Gertrude. Per one of our Facebook viewers, the engine is a 1938 or 1939 Ford. The images to the right show the engine being tended to by Holy Jim volunteers. It looks to be in beautiful condition!

    The last photo is not the Holy Jim engine, but shows a vintage 1939 Ford COE from the Bourne, Massachusetts, Fire Department. The building still stands today.

    At some point, there was a green Forest Service engine that the Fire Department utilized. If anyone has a photo of that, please forward it to me.

1938 or 1939 Ford COE (cab over engine)

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