Now here’s a beefy looking fire truck in the form of a 1957 Oshkosh W616. Owned by Mike Blais of Springfield, VT this truck is original as they day it was delivered from the Pirsch factory….if you excluded one repaint. After 41 years of service with the Springfield Fire Department Mike was able to obtain the truck he first saw as a child.
Outside of airport crash trucks I can’t recall seeing to many Oshkosh based fire trucks so this one is a real treat to behold. Below, the truck as it appeared in ’57.
If you would like to see this truck in person you’re in luck. Mike plans on taking the W616 to ATCA Western Mass Chapter truck show this coming Sunday May 1, 2016. See flyer below for details.
Thanks for the great photos Mike! Safe travels to the show.