Waiting patiently at the Estes Park fire station for some TLC, Opal had a few flat tires for starters.

'Opal' arrived
at the Museum last week.

This little truck started out in the Nebraska plains, and ended up in the hands of the Estes Park volunteers who used her to appeal to kids and families at public events for several years. After sitting for some time and not being used after a couple of mechanical challenges, the Volunteers donated the truck to the Museum with hopes that she could be revived.

Our goal is to bring life back into this little truck for Museum public events, beginning with the Rooftop Rodeo Parade in July. Keep an eye on the blog for progress, or stop by during our monthly public tour to see how things are progressing.

Doug wheels the little truck to the van for the ride to the Museum.

Not many new arrivals are unloaded by hand. This should make the restoration a little easier! Doug and Mark will work together to bring the life back into Opal.