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TEST OF MOTOR-DRIVEN STEAM ENGINE

Issue 12 and Volume 49.

TEST OF MOTOR-DRIVEN STEAM ENGINE I hat motor transportation for fire apparatus is a success was demonstrated in a practical way in this city on Wednesday, when an official test was given the city’s newly-acquired gasoline-profelled steam engine. In all six pieces of apparatus propelled by gasoline power were tested—a Nott steam fire engine, a La France water tower mounted on a Couple Gear chassis, and four Webb high pressure hose wagons. In none of them did the novelty extend beyond the motive power, the steam fire engine being of the regular Nott type, the water tower, one which has done service in this city as No. 3 for several years, and the hose wagons such as the city already employs at No. 72 station. No effort was made to establish speed records, but in the various runs which were made the apparatus fulfilled all the claims made for them…

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