[caption id="attachment_16592" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2017\/06\/This-one-.-DSCF0424.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="397" class="size-full wp-image-16592" \/> Marlinton Fire Department added a 2003 Spartan tanker engine to its fleet - and it has a bell. Pictured, l to r: EMS Captain Jennifer Miller Barlow, next generation fireman Tony Duncan and his dad, Assistant Fire Chief J. P. Duncan. Grayson Barlow is at the wheel. His dad, Fire Chief Herby Barlow, Firefighter Mike Miller and former firefighter and Grayson\u2019s grandfather Tom Miller drove the tanker from Franklin, Michigan, to Marlinton last weekend. J. Graham photo[\/caption]\r\n\r\nJaynell Graham\r\nEditor\r\n\r\nMarlinton Fire Chief Herby Barlow, Firefighter Mike Miller and former Firefighter Tom Miller took a road trip to Franklin, Michigan, just north of Detroit, last Friday and returned home with a 2003 Spartan tanker engine for the fire department.\r\n\r\nThe red and black exterior is quite different from the fire trucks we\u2019re used to seeing, but they didn\u2019t buy the truck for its looks.\r\n\r\nThe 1,500 gallon capacity tanker, with its 1,500 gallon per minute pump, will replace the currently used 1986 model.\r\n\r\nThe tanker has a 450 Cummins motor with an Allison transmission, and has just 32,000 miles on it. And \u2013 it even has a bell.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s a more user-friendly truck,\u201d Assistant Fire Chief J. P. Duncan said. \u201cWith its shorter wheel base, it\u2019s easier to maneuver. More personnel will be able to drive it.\u201d\r\n\r\nMFD purchased the tanker from the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department in Franklin, Michigan.