|The Sierra Madre Fire Department purchased this Crown new in 1955. She served as Engine 42 and was
originally powered with a Hall-Scott 935 gasoline motor with a Fuller 5-speed manual transmission. She carried
Crown Coach serial number F1041. Engine 42 was unfortunately wrecked in 1960 and the City of Sierra Madre
decided to return the nearly new rig to Crown to see if it could be rebuilt. This rig re-emerged from the Crown
factory in 1961 good as new and was assigned a new serial number, F1235, as part of the rebuilt. She was
equipped with a Waterous 1,250gpm pump and a 500 gallon water tank. This rig was modernized in 1982 by
AGA Repower. This work included an enclosed cab and a new NTF-350 Cummins diesel motor.
|Updated June 5, 2010