Montreal Fire Department on Runners (1901)Documentary, Short · 23 March 1901
First comes the Chief's sleigh with old-fashioned side runners, containing the Chief and his driver. Next comes a chemical engine mounted on a stout double runner sled, which is followed closely by hose carriage apparatus mounted also on double runner sleds. Next comes a water tower mounted on a set of double runners and drawn by four beautiful horses. This is followed very closely by an engine drawn by a four-horse string team. This is followed by another engine on double runners, drawn by a four-horse tandem team. A second hose carriage and a Protective Insurance outfit brings up the rear. The breath leaves the horses' nostrils in great white puffs as they gallop through the snow-covered streets.
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