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After a year away from the Museum, one of our star exhibits - the 1910 Shand Mason steam fire engine "George V," is now back on display and raring to go.  "George" has been undergoing a complete boiler refit, including new water tubes, but is now in full working order several years after its last steaming.  The fire engine was originally delivered to the Skelmersdale Fire Brigade in Lancashire and named after the new king. When the fire service was nationalised in 1941, it was still on station, so the bosses at the Manchester headquarters decided it was time to retire "George." The engine was brought to the Regional Training School and never left Manchester. The picture shows "George" undergoing a steam test at the Museum prior to its first public showing at the Christmas Open Day on 2nd December.

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