Monday, June 2, 2008

The MBTA Fire Bus

So there is this bus out at Charlestown/Bennett Garage, Flyer (no, not New Flyer, Flyer Classic) #9471. From 1982 until about 1996 it was a regular transit bus. It was then transformed into its current incarnation. It acts as a mobile recooperation center for firefighters at the scene of a major fire. It has deluxe AC and "heat reflecting shades". Pretty cool, huh?

Here are some photos I took:



That bus is no longer available.

I heard the bus pretended to be a train for one day, claimed a permanent flat tire, and is now receiving a train's pension for life.

But that's okay, the bus is a hero.

Lyss said...

that is awesome