Fire Trucks

Overland Amusement Co

fishnzit14903 Mar 24, 2002 4:12:54 PM

I am looking for literature from the Overland Amusement Co., Lexington, MA. They built Crosley powered Hook and Ladder Kiddie ride Fire Trucks for amusement parks. I am currently restoring a 51.

Thanks, Dale

Russ Fero Mar 24, 2002 5:12:15 PM

Type in Overland Amusement Company on your computor. There are a lot of sites to go to,maybe you can get some answers from them. Just a thought? Russ Fero

k8zhd Mar 25, 2002 9:29:52 AM

Looks like most of the hits for "Overland Amusement" are going to be for their roller coasters -- longer-lasting items than fire truck rides. My second exposure to Crosleys was in a hook & ladder truck at Idora Park in Youngstown OH when I was about 8. When I was in high school that truck turned up on the used car lot of the local

Dodge dealer that I walked by almost every day. It was (to my car-crazed adolescent eyes) in great shape. I recall it had a rectangular dashboard instrument cluster. I still wonder what became of it.

Mark

fishnzit14903 Mar 29, 2002 4:07:29 PM

Mark, Thanks for the remembrance. My 1951 Crosley/Overland Hook and Ladder Truck came from the Whalom Amusement Park in Mass. You are right about coasters being the hot item. Fire trucks are to tame. Dale

chuckhk Sep 1, 2001 8:47:39 PM

I now own 2 Metro Kiddie fire engine rides made by Overland Amusements of Lexington,Mass. one is Pocono Wild Animal Park--the other is Story Land Park. Chuck.