|The City of Eureka purchased three identical Crown Firecoach pumpers in 1963. The engine shown here served
as Engine 3 and carries Crown Coach serial number F1288. She was originally powered with a Hall-Scott 1091
gasoline motor with a Fuller 5-speed manual transmission and had an open cab. She was later repowered with a
Cummins V903 diesel motor paired with an Allison Automatic transmission and had the cab enclosed at the same
time. She is fitted with a Waterous 1,000gpm pump with a 500 gallon water tank.
F1288 was formally retired in 2001 and offered for sale by Eureka. She was purchased by a collector and has
changed hands several times since. She is owned today by collector Jonathan Rivken.
|Created August 2, 2009