|Department Restores Antique Hose Cart and Ladder Wagon|
|By Marcell Munshaur|
|January 12, 2023|
The New Windsor Fire Department is proud to announce that the restoration of our Hose Cart and Ladder Wagon is complete. The restoration was done by Leola Coach Shop in Leola Pa, The process started in August of 2020. It took approximately 1 1/2 years for the coach shop to actually start on the project.
The Hose Cart was done first, then a couple of months after it was finished the Ladder Wagon was started. On both pieces broken or rotted wood was replaced, the wood spoke wheels and bearings were rebuilt, missing or broken metal pieces were fabricated or cast and replaced, and the paint was stripped and both were repainted in their original NWFD color schemes.
History of the Antique Hose Cart and Ladder Wagon
Many thanks go to member Tom Holland, for spearheading this project. Thanks also to members Drew Strine and Richard Hooper for additional support. If you are not a member of the NWFD, stop by or call to set up a tour for yourself or any size party, so you can check out these wonderful pieces of New Windsor Fire Company History.