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Museum hosting open house


April 10, 2002

The Havre Railroad Museum will host an open house on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the arrival of an 83-year-old antique fire engine.

The American LaFrance engine was moved from the Havre Fire Department on Fifth Avenue to the museum in March.

Using a rotary pump, it was one of the first gasoline-driven pumpers. The driver sat on the right side as opposed to traditional American vehicles.

In addition to its ladders and pumping apparatus, the engine is also one of the first to have the ability to siphon and receive water from fire hydrants. It also has a chemically driven booster ta...

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