Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire Engines, Fire Houses, Fire Hydrants

Fire Engines, Fire Stations and Fire Hydrants.

Now I had quite a time getting my photos together for this challenge. No way were the fire engines at the Oatlands Fire Station going to come out unless I started a fire myself! This was not really an option so I decided to go to The Tasmanian Transport Museum to take some photos of the fire engines there. It takes about an hour to drive to Glenorchy where the museum is so I filled Wazza up with some fuel and armed with my trusty GE point and shoot off we went. The footy was on but luckily I found a spot for Wazza just outside the museum. The rain looked as if it would hold off so I paid my eight bucks and went inside to get my photos. Now there was plenty to take pictures. There was the restored railway station and plenty or engines as well as buses and trams. My plan was to go and see the fire engines first. When I walked around the corner to their shed it was all locked up and dark inside. “Oh no!” I sighed. ‘Just my rotten luck, the only thing I drove all the way down here to see is not open today. Well I went back to the ticket office and ask the man at the counter about it and he kindly offered to find the keys and open it up for me which he did. He unlocked the door and keyed in the code to take the alarm off. I asked him if it was now safe to go inside and he said yes. I asked him this twice to be sure. I’m thinking “Good now I can take some photos.” No sooner had I gone inside and all the alarms when off. You should have heard how loud they were. I was expecting the cops to show up but it was all ok. Anyway here are my pictures.







I came to Australia with my mother and sister Vanda in 1966 from the UK aboard the Sitmar liner Castel Felice. We settled in South Australia I lived in the western suburbs of Adelaide for most of my life. I became very interested in retro items in my twenties. It was always a dream of mine to have an old house and fill it with retro items. I have done it twice now. My main interest is collecting old things. They do not have to be valuable, only interesting. There is something reassuring about old retro items. I have all sorts of things including doll related items. My other interests are my beautiful pets, art and going for drives to who knows where. I also enjoy board games or doing a scenic jig saw puzzle on a wintry afternoon by the fire. My goal is to travel a bit more as there are some places I would love to see


  1. I could not beleive it. I was walking home from work and I have to pass the Oatlands Fire Station on the way. They had it open and the fire trucks were outside. It was too late to get any photos for the challenge as I had already posted my effort. It is so typical of my luck. Oh well. At least I got photos of fire engines in the end.


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