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Car & Carriage Caravan New Acquisition Fighting Fire With a Steam Fire Engine

A 1900 Steam Fire Engine joins the collection of The Car & Carriage Caravan Museum at Luray Caverns.

Built by Manchester Locomotive Works in Manchester, New Hampshire, the engine was delivered new to the Watertown Fire Department in Watertown, NY. The engine began service around 1900 and ended its service in Adams, NY. 

The carriage was pulled by a team of 2 to 3 horses. Drawing water from a hydrant system, stream or reservoir, the steam pumper engine would pump water and shoot it through a hose. 

You can visit this unique engine as well as the other fine vehicles that will  transport you through the fascinating story of roadway travel. The entire collection features over 140 items related to transportation from simple wagons and coaches to the elaborate and luxurious automobiles of the 1940s.

Meticulously restored to their original splendor these “antiques on wheels” are all in running condition and beautifully displayed among period artifacts.

Experience a slice of life from another time. The Car & Carriage Caravan Museum is included in the Luray Caverns general admission ticket

Visit https://luraycaverns.com/attractions/the-car-carriage-caravan-museum/ to plan your visit.