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"Engine 60"

Owned by Randy Thomas
Frankford, West Virginia

20 January 2009
# 2511

From Randy :

Here is the bio on my 1966 C-80 Chevrolet / Oren Fire Engine (known as "Engine 60").

Engine 60 (Serial #2261) was built by the Oren Roanoke Corporation at the Vinton, Virginia plant. She was delivered to Mongtomery County, Virginia in July 1966 and served the community of Longshop-McCoy until her retirement in 1999. She was sold to a fellow member of The Old Dominion Historical Fire Society that same year and resided in Williamsburg, Virginia.

I purchased the Engine in October 2005, and she now resides in Frankford, West Virginia.

Engine 60, as she is know known, is on a Chevrolet C-80 Series chassis that is powered by a 366 C.I.D. engine and a Spicer five-speed transmission. She has a 750 GPM Waterous pump (which still pumps) and a 500 gallon water tank (that does not leak).

All original equipment and paint are intact.

I am a member of the Old Dominion Historical Fire Society, SPAAMFAA, Fire Chief of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Department and am employed as Assistant Fire Chief with the Greenbrier Hotel Fire Department in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

My wife Charlotte and I enjoy driving the Engine to parades and musters. I hope to have Engine 60 at the Winchester, Virginia Apple Blossom Festival in May.


Wow, Randy, this is great. Engine 60 looks outstanding. Hope to see you at the Apple Blossom. Maybe you can make it up to the GABFest in Winchester in September, too. It'd be great to have another fire engine there. ~ Editor


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