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Name  -  Builder  -  Serial Number  -  Location  -  Piston Size  -  History

R    Button    1863    Reading, MI    10"    Delivered to Michigan City

R    Selye & Porter    1840's    Rochester, NY    Originally to Brockport, NY to Rochester 1860's

R                        1819                Raleigh, NC                Philadelphia style engine

Randor    Button    1891    734    Southampton, MA    9"    Delivered to Wayne, PA; later to Southampton,PA.

Rapid #1    Hunneman    1815    40    Fall River, MA    Delivered to Troy, MA (became Fall River); this engine was converted to a suction engine in 1843; scrapped 1853.

Rapid #13    Hunneman    1816    46    Boston, MA    This engine traded to Hunneman in 1832, replaced by "Melviile #13" (H#144).

Rapid #2    Hunneman    1835    157    Medway, MA    Delivered to Chelsea, MA as "TORRENT #1"; sold to Medway, MA in 1851 ,
                                                                                       given current name in 1857; traded to Hunneman in 1870 for H#713.

Rapid #2    Hunneman    1870    713    Medway, MA    5"    Delivered to Medway to replace H#157.

Rapid #3    Thayer    1797    Plymouth, MA    5"

Red Jacket    Button    1849    Davenport, IA    10"    Delivered to Utica, NY as "FULTON #3"; to Chicago, IL in 1850 renamed current; to Waterloo IA in 1867 for
                                                                                        $1000; to Avoca, IA;
to Davenport, IA where it was destroyed in 1874. Special design with 10" cylinders and
                                                                                        double suction.


Red Jacket    Button    1854    364    Westborough, MA    10 1/16"    Delivered to Claremont, NH as "CLAREMONT #4"; to Cambridge, MA in 1891
                                                                                                            renamed "RED JACKET"; To Fitzwilliam NH in 1949; to Westborough, MA in 1962, still there;
                                                                                                            NESVFL Champs 1894, 1900 and 1901.

Red Jacket #5    Smith                        Riverhead, NY

Red Jacket #6    Button    Buffalo, NY    8 1/2"
 
Red Rover    Agnew    New York, NY

Red Rover    Smith    New York, NY    6 1/2"

Red Rover    Wright    Chicago, IL    8 1/2

Red Rover    Lockport, NY

Red Rover #2    Hunneman    1851    431    Cobourg, Ontario, Canada    6 1/2"

Red Wing    Hunneman    1826    117    Salisbury, MA   Delivered to Milton, MA as "DANUBE"; sold to Salisbury, MA in 1890, stationed at Rings Island section;
                                                                                          sold to Mr. Earnes of Gov. Drummer Academy in Newbury, MA renamed "TOBIAS LEAR" in 1942;
                                                                                         sold to Vincent Sulivan of Belmont, MA in 1962; to Durham , NH in 1966; Partially destroyed by fire in 1969;
                                                                                         sold to Salisbury, MA in 1976; restored and renamed current name.

Redwood #1    Cowing    1862    Redwood City, CA    6 1/2"    Delivered to Redwood City, CA, in service until 1900; loaned to Fireman's Fund Ins. in San Francisco,
                                                                                                     CA in 1947; loaned to Sutter's Fort Museum until 1955; returned to Redwood City, CA;

                                                                                                     now at San Mateo County, CA Historical Society.

Reindeer    Farnum    1850    28        Cincinnati, OH                    operated by Brighton FC#13

Reliance    Van Ness/ Smith    1837    Mystic, CT   9"

Reliance    1854    Goshen, IN

Reliance #1    Hunneman    1816    44    Reading, MA    Delivered to Salem, MA; sold to North Reading, MA in 1896; was at Nichols Farms, North Reading, MA.

Reliance #1    Hunneman    1850    405    Salem, MA    6"    Engine replaced H#44.
 
Reliance #3    Hunneman    1806    14    Lynn, MA

Relief    Button    1858    Indianapolis, IN     9 1/2"

Relief    Hunneman    1805    11    Marblehead, MA    Engine was privately owned, the town was allowed to use it and was housed at the rear of Lee Mansion.

Relief #1    Button    1856    432    Albany, NY   10"    See "GEN SCHUYLER"

Relief #1    Thayer    1797    Lynn, MA    4"    In service until 1854 when it was replace by another Thayer engine.

Relief #2    Hunneman    1816    43        Cincinnati, OH            operated by Relief FC#2; retired from service 1834?

Relief #2                        1831                Cincinnati, OH            operated by Relief FC#2


Relief #1    Fort Edwards, NY

Relief #2    Allen    1852    Newark, NJ    8 1/8"    Converted from a Piano style to a crane neck style in 1869 by J. Dennison; sold 8/14/1865 for $305.

Relief #2    Hunneman    1858    614    New Haven, CT    7 1/8"    Delivered to New Haven, CT as "FOUNTAIN #2"; sold in 1863 and given current name;
                                                                                                         sold in 1869 to someone in California.

Relief #2    1808    Newark, NJ    Origianlly named "LIBERTY #1"; given current name when converted to suction engine and in service until 1835;
                                                                                                            in reserve 1835-1859; sold to M. Wackerman in 1859.

Relief #3    Hunneman    1845    257    Annapolis, Nova Scotia    5 1/2"    Delivered to Salem, MA; traded to Hunneman and rebuilt; sold 10/28/1875
                                                                                                                     to Annapolis, Nova Scotia.

Relief #4    Button                Wooster, OH    10"

Relief #4    Button    1859    512    Crestline, OH    12 1/2"    Delivered to Wooster, OH; to Crestline, OH and still owned by the Village of Crestline and is placed in their
                                                                                       museum by a loan agreement. It was called "RELIEF #1" by Crestline (beautiful silver lettering attached to each side
                                                                                         of tub) and is at the Mansfield Fire Museum at Mansfield, OH.


Relief #5    Agnew    1849    Fairhaven, MA    Retired from service 1879.

Rescue    Button    1859    502    Stoney Brook, CT    Delivered to Sandy Hill, NY; later to Stoney Brook, CT.

Rescue    Howard & Davis    1852    Grafton, MA    6"    Sold in 1942 to Franklin Reed; returned to Grafton, MA in 1990.

Rescue    Jeffers    1856    Lynn, MA    9"

Rescue   Jeffers    Rock Island, IL

Rescue    Weymouth, MA

Rescue    Seneca Falls, NY

Rescue            1851                Raleigh, NC

Rescue #1    Cowing    1878    Marion, MA    6 1/2"    Sold to an estate in ME; to a market gardner in Norton, MA in 1938.

Rescue #1    Lyons    1810    Greencastle, PA    6"    Delivered to Baltimore, MD; to Greencastle, PA in 1838; still there

Rescue #1    Clinton, OH
 
Rescue #2    Hunneman    1851    429    Bradford, Ontario, Canada    6"

Rescue #2    Hunneman    1867    694    Sanbornton, NH   4 1/2"    Delivered to Sanbornton, NH; to SPNEA in 1942; returned to Tilton, NH in 1989.

Rescue #3    Button    1875    638    Griswald, IA    9"    Delivered to Council Bluffs, IA; to Griswald, IA.

Rescue #3    Cowing    1861    Mishawaka, IN    10"

Rescue #3    Wright    Lockport, NY    10"

Rescue #4    Thayer    1844    S.Weymouth, MA
 
Reserve    Howard & Davis    1851    Grafton, MA

Reserve #1    Howard & Davis    1852 Grafton, MA

Reserve #5    Hunneman    1832    141    Medway, MA    Delivered to Watertown, MA as "TORRENT #1"; sold to Medway, MA in 1857 and renamed "RAPID #2";
                                                                                           to Medway Village in 1867; given current name in 1874.

Resolution    Jeffers    Hopkinton, MA    5 1/2"

Resolution Hose #3    P. Mason    1798    Millville, NJ    4"

Rey del Fuego #2    Hunneman    1859    643    Cuba    4"

Rhode Island #1    Bates    1844    Pawtucket, RI             See "RHODE ISLAND #1"  Jeffers

Rhode Island #1    Jeffers    1848    Pawtucket, RI           originally built by Joel Bates of Philadelphia, PA named "HAY CART"; rebuilt by Jeffers in 1848;
                                                                                          in 1881 to Westerly, RI renamed "N.F. DIXON"; in 1889 to Pawtucket VFA and renamed
                                                                                          "RHODE ISLAND #1", Double Deck engine; NESVFL Champs 1893 and 1899


Rhode Island #6    Jeffers    Newport, RI    10"                See "HERCULES #7"

Richmond    Cowing    Richmond, MI

Richville    Howe     1893       Las Vegas, NV                    delivered to Richville, MI; sold in 1987 went to California; now at Las Vegas

Rift Ready    Riverhead, NY

Rip Van Winkle    Button    Troy, NY

Rip Van Winkle    Button    Watervliet, NY

Rippowan #1    Button    Stamford, CT    10"          Sold in 1859

Robert E. Lee    Hunneman    1837    177    Greenville, SC    Delivered to Salem, MA as "NAUNKEAG #5"; sold to Hunneman and rebuilt;
                                                                                                 sold 11/1872 to Greenville, SC and given current name.

Rock River    Button    Jamesville, WI

Rocket #2    Hunneman    1846    306    E. Weymouth, MA    5 1/2"    This engine was delivered to the Boott Mill in Lowell, MA; to E. Weymouth, MA in 1877,
                                                                                                               retired 1885; burned in a fire at it's station at Nash's Corner 1886.

Rocks Village    Hunneman    1845    272    Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada    4 1/2"    Delivered to Chadwick Lead Works, Salem, MA as "DELUGE"; sold to Greenfield, NH;
                                                                                                                                 sold to Rocks Village section of Haverhill, MA; sold to HFM in 1927;
                                                                                                                                 sold to L. Boehk, Perrysburg, OH in 1990; to the Fort Erie-LaFrance Fire Museum.

Roger Sherman #3    Hunneman    1856   570    Canton, MA    5 5/8"    Destroyed in a fire at it's engine house.

Rough & Ready    Button    1877    Ashland, MA    10"    Acquired by Templeton, MA in 1887, to Ashland, MA in 1927.

Rough & Ready    Button    1884    692    Templeton, MA    9"    aquired in 1896; destroyed in 1929

Rough & Ready    Button    Pawtucket, RI

Rough & Ready    Jeffers    1861        Pawtucket, RI

Rough & Ready    Jeffers    1851        Pawtucket, RI                        Junked in 1918

Rough & Ready    Button     1854      Westfield, MA   9"               sold in 1855

Rough & Ready    1859    Salem, NC

Rough & Ready    Jeffers    1850    10"        Olneyville, RI               delivered to New London, CT named "NAMEAUG"; sold to Putnam, CT; sold to Johnston, RI in 1888;
                                                                                                           after 1917 to Olneyville, RI renamed "ROUGH & READY" Double Deck engine     
                  

Rough & Ready #2    Button    1862    558    Greenwich, NY    10"    Delivered to Troy,NY as "WASHINGTON #3"; to Union Village (Greenwich), NY in 1899 for $800
                                                                                                             and given current name; still there.


Rough & Ready #2    Hunneman    1847    330    Erving, MA    5 11/16"    Delivered to Lawrence, MA; traded to Hunneman and rebuilt; sold 2/7/1866 to Erving, MA.

Rough & Ready #2    Hunneman    1847    336    Olneyville, RI    4 1/2"    Delivered to Scituate, RI; later to Olneyville, RI.

Rough & Ready #9    Hunneman    1850    401    Troy. NY    6"

Rover                  Button         1853      Springfield, OH

Rover #4    Hunneman    1853    477    Springfield, OH    5 1/2"    Delivered to Springfield, OH; to Silver-Grey Fire Co. in 1857;
                                                                                                        to Warder & Mitchell Mfg. Co. Lagonda, OH in 1865; in 1882 Lagonda was annexed to Springfield
                                                                                                        and the engine was no longer there.

Roxbury Vet    Hunneman    1842    215    Roxbury, MA    6 1/4"    Delivered to Roxbury, MA as "TREMONT #7"; retired from service in 1868 and sold to Pittsfield, MA;
                                                                                                          sold to Roxbury, MA VFA in 1887and given current name; scrapped 1918.

Rumsey Jr.    Rumsey    1863    Healdsburg, CA    4"

Rushsylvania    Rumsey    1884    Rushsylvania, OH    6"

Russell & Sturgis    Hunneman    1854    531    Manila, Philippine Islands    6"

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