MANUFACTURER GALLERY - CONTINENTAL

 

 

                      

 

Last year, I started a special feature focusing on apparatus manufacturers. The first chosen was Farrar, a company based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Yet, Farrar was not the only company producing trucks there. Continental Fire Trucks occupied a small facility just off of Interstate 495 in Hopkinton, and for much of the 70s and a part of the 80s, they were cranking out custom and commercial rigs in New England and beyond. Here is a sample of some of the Continental rigs I have photographed since 2003, some still in service!

 

Abington Engine 3 (Retired) - 1980 Ford

 

Charlton Engine 5 (Retired) - 1981 International

 

Clarksburg Engine 1 - 1980 Hendrickson

 

Dover Engine 4 (Retired) - 1978 Mack MB

 

Dover Squad 2 - 1984 International

 

Essex Engine 2 (Retired)  - 1982 Compac

 

Harvard Engine 4 (Retired) - 1981 Mack MC

 

Heath Engine 2 - 1980 Mack MB

 

Holbrook Engine 1 (Retired) - 1983 Caompac

 

Lexington Engine 5 (Retired) - 1981 International

 

Millis Engine 4 (Retired) - 1975 GMC

 

Montague Center Engine 1 - 1982 International

 

New Salem Engine 3 - 1972 Mack R/1980 Continental

 

Newport, RI Engine 3 (Retired) - 1977 Cincinnati

 

Norfolk Ladder 1 (Retired) - 1983 Compac

 

North Kingstown, RI Engine 7 - 1982 Compac

 

North Smithfield, RI Tanker 1 (Retired) - 1982 Compac

 

Pepperell Engine 4 (Retired) - 1979 Mack MC

 

Shirley Engine 2 - 1977 Ford

 

Upton Engine 1 (Retired) - 1976 Duplex

(Also Served As New Braintree Engine 3)

 

Now Serving As Oakham Engine 2

 

Wilmington Engine 3 - 1979 International

 

Winchendon Engine 1 (Retired)  - 1980 Ford

 

Valley Falls (Cumberland), RI - 1978 Mack R {Retired}