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Retired Crown Engine 269
Official Museum Digital Photo
A key item was to repair the brakes on our 1974 Crown, which retired as Engine 269, and was originally Engine 68. Thanks to Chris Marangakis for getting that important job done for us. The air dryer needed to be disassembled, cleaned, reassembled and reinstalled. Chris got the job done.
That engine gave us a scare one day when suddenly it had no brakes. Luckily we were only trying to move it a few feet. We will replace that air dryer with a brand new one ASAP to ensure safe operation of the vehicle. When it comes to more modern apparatus equipped with air brakes we prefer to upgrade those systems as needed as opposed to fixing older components. We also have a mechanic perform a safety inspection before taking those rigs out on the road.
shot of the Crown cab in The Shop