C34/E34 WERNETH/HOLLINS

Werneth Fire Station at the junction of Manchester Street and Frederick Street.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Although believed originally based at Oldham, ex-Chiswick Dennis TL GGK949
had moved to Werneth where it was seen on Frederick Street, outside the old Fire Station.
(See also Oldham page.)
[NP collection ~ courtesy A. Collier]

Bedford TK 999CBU was acting as a reserve at Werneth when seen in Hawksley Street, Oldham, 1 July 1971.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

A more unusal shot of 999CBU seen whilst on standby at Rochdale County Borough Fire Station, 11 June 1968.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F48 DBU999K seen early in its life at an incident on Manchester Road, Werneth, 2 August 1972.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F48 DBU999K was seen 'with embellishments' at an incident in Ashton-under-Lyne.
[Copyright picture ~ R. Simpson and reproduced with permission.]

Ford MND717P seen whilst allocated to C34, which may not have been its original allocation.
[NP collection ~ courtesy A Collier]

Similarly Ford ONB488P was allocated to Philips Park previously.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Although different in appearance from the later Dodges NBU718W looked extremely smart.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

In the early 1980s Land Rover OVR29W was one of a number strategically placed around the brigade to cover incidents in rural areas.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Dodge D763NNB arrived here in 1987 and was photographed in the station yard.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Additional to a batch of 12 Freighters was this Leyland Daf 60 H382FBA.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Kent and reproduced with permission.]

Volvo N657YNC was photographed during its tilt test before entering service.
This was the only Volvo pumping appliance within GMF&RS to be fitted with full air suspension front and rear,
a variant that is believed never to have been repeated for any other UK brigade, and hence the separate tilt test.
It actually began life at Gorton during which time it was fitted with 19.5 inches tyres.
However, when it transferred to Hollins, the traffic calming measures in that area caused the front axle to ground,
It was immediately put back on 22.5 inches standard tyres.
[NP collection ~ courtesy A. Collier.]

Volvo N657YNC was part of the Driver Training Fleet when seen at Wigan Fire Station, 27 March 2007.

Volvo X851KNA was seen at work at an 6 pump incident in Chadderton, 24 August 2006.

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