Locomotive names of North America beginning with R

Steam locomotives with names beginning with R that have operated in North America:

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
R. B. Sanderson M&M 7 Menominee 1853 4-4-0 Became M&PDC #7 in 1861; became M&SP #77 in 1868; rb 1873; off roster by 1899.
R. B. Schneider H&TC 14 Schen 543 3/1869 4-4-0 Ex-Buffalo.
R. B. Wright TT 38 Grant 1515 8/1882 4-4-0 NG; SG'ed 10/1887; sold 10/1894 to Paragould Southeastern Ry #2; retired 1899.
R. Bayard Ch&P 6 Dickson 170 8/1876 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #337 in 1880; rn #134 in 1890; rn # 1341 in 1899; off roster 5/1913.
R. C. Blackall A&S 23 Dickson 51 3/1870 2-6-0  
R. C. Kerens TT 48 Grant 1565 11/1882 4-4-0 NG; SG'ed 10/1895; sold 6/13/1898 to Louisiana & Arkansas RR.
R. C. Tate WU 27 WU Racine 1869 4-4-0 Became CM&SP # 274 in 1879; off roster by 1898.
R. Camp CV 58 Manch 4/1866 4-4-0 Ex-General Sherman; rebuilt 1887; scrapped 1899.
R. Clinton Wright NCe 25 B&S shops 11/1852 4-4-0 Scr 1870.
R. D. Wood EBT 2 Baldwin 3251 5/1873 2-6-0 S c. 1890; s Wilson Lumber Co.; worked on Cairo & Kanawha Valley RR and Cairo & Kanawha Ry in WV; became Valley River RR (WV) #1.
R. D. Wood EBT Baldwin 6564 1/1883 0-6-0 Standard gauge locomotive; ex-Hibernia Mine Ry #4 Rockaway; s 1890 EBT; scr 6/1914.
R. F. Taylor CV 60 CV St Albans 11/1868 4-4-0  
R. H. Baker WU 28 WU Racine 1874 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #275 in 1879; off roster by 1898.
R. H. Cousin S&ET 4 Dickson 233 8/1881 4-4-0 Rn 1885 #689; rn 1901 #151; s 8/22/1916 to Philip A. Ryan Lumber Co.
R. H. Pruyn A&S 15 Dickson 28 1867 4-4-0  
R. M. Magraw NCe 2 Winans 4/1851 0-8-0 Camelback; off roster by 1880.
R. P. Hart T&B   c. 1867    
R. R. Cuyler M&W Rogers 528 9/1854 4-4-0  
R. R. Thompson OSNCo Cooke 1877 4-4-0 5 ft gauge; rb to SG 1880; became OR&N 5.
R. Romero Ancona FCUY 61 Baldwin 17364 1/1900 4-4-0 Ex-FCM&P #11; scr 1947.
R. S. Brookings TT 76 Rhode 1455 4/1884 2-6-0 NG; SG'ed 4/1887; sold 2/24/1900 to Vernon Tram Co, Pickering, Louisiana.
R. W. Fowler Mi&W Niles 1854 4-4-0 Transferred to LC&M in 1856; became M&SP #46 in 1863; off roster by 1888.
Racer CP 97 M & Aldus 7/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1168; sold 6/1870 SF&SJ #12; became SP #12 10/12/1870; scr 3/3/1894.
Racer LNA&C 12 Norris 1853 4-4-0 Ex-NA&S Frances.
Racine GBM&C Rogers 587 6/1855 4-4-0  
Racine R&M Rogers 622 11/1855 4-4-0 Became WU #1 Racine in 1867; became M&SP #248 in 1879; scrapped 1897.
Racquette O&LC 16 (1st) H & Drury 300 4/1851 4-4-0  
Rahway NJR&T Baldwin 1837   The bell from this engine (cast by E. Force of New York, NY, in 1838) is now in the US National Museum.
Rainier C&PS 6 Porter-B 292 2/1878 2-6-0 Ex-WW&CR #6 J. W. Ladd.
Ramapo NY&E 5 W Norris 1841    
Ramapo NYSW 79 (2nd) Rogers 1872 4-4-0 Sold 1874 to NJ Midland #85.
Ramapo P&Ra Rogers 142 9/1848 4-4-0  
Rambler CP 104 Rogers 1594 8/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1427; rn 1901 #1202; rn 1906 #1008; Xferred to Sacramento & Placerville #3 5/1877; sold 1889 to Northern Ry #1021; sold 12/5/1890 to Oregonian RR #11; scr 5/1915 Brooklyn.
Ranchuelo C&VC Rogers 543 11/1854 4-4-0  
Randolph CV 41 Boston 1856 4-4-0 Rb 9/24/1859; ex-Whistler; wrecked 3/1879.
Ranger CP 99 M & Aldus 7/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1161; sold 6/1870 to SP #18; sold 1872 to Calif Pacific 3rd #5; scr 7/6/1895, Sacramento.
Ranger LNA&C 9 LNA&C NA 1868 4-4-0 Probably originally a Norris-built loco; rn Admiral.
Rapid CSP&F Boston 1856 4-4-0  
Rapidan O&A Virginia 1856 4-6-0 Captured by Union forces in 1862; rb by USM; returned 1865 to O&A.
Rapids C&NF 2 Rogers 374 2/1853 4-4-0 6 ft gauge.
Raton D&RG 15 Baldwin 3810 1/1876 2-6-0  
Rattler CP 98 M & Aldus 7/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1209; rn 1901 #1219; rn 1906 #1491; rb 1876; scr 10/28/1909, Sacramento.
Rattler LNA&C 10 Norris 1851 4-4-0 Ex-NA&S Crawfordsville.
Rattlesnake CoRR 8 (2nd) Porter 1651 2/1896 0-4-4T 20" gauge; abandoned at Coronado Mine, Arizona.
Raven CP 142 Schen 517 10/1868 4-4-0 Sold 6/1870 to SF&SJ #16; returned to CP c. 1872; rn 1891 #1160; scr 11/1893.
Raymond ATSF 6 Taunton 517 11/1870 4-4-0  
Real Junta de Fomento M&Sa Rogers 42 3/1843 4-2-2  
Reciprocity OR&LC 76 Baldwin 15388 1897 2-8-0  
Recreo Juc Rogers 199 12/1849 4-4-0  
Red Bird USM Jersey 1862 4-4-0  
Red Cliff D&RG 409 Baldwin   2-8-0 Now at Knott's Berry Farm in Anaheim, California.
Red Deer CP 54 M & Aldus 11/1867 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1178; scr 10/6/1899 at Sacramento.
Red Eagle CP 117 Cooke 7/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1156; sold 6/1870 to SF&SJ #14; became SP #14 1874; scr 7/6/1896.
Red Fox CP 148 Schen 530 12/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1215; scr 10/1900 at Sacramento.
Red Rover   Tayleur 1833   S to Camden & Woodbury before 1837.
Red Rover NY&H Rogers 535 10/1854 4-4-0  
Red Wing SP&C 6 Taunton 530 5/1871 4-4-0 Became M&SP #175 in 1872; rn #1266 in 1899; off roster in 1904.
Redlands SB&R 2 Baldwin 9746 1/1889 0-4-2T Burned in fire 12/1891; rb & rn #1; sold to SP #1 7/12/1903; off roster 8/31/1915; scr 9/16/1919 at Los Angeles.
Reformer NYPB Rogers 54 5/1844 4-4-0 Sold to Hudson & Berkshire by 9/11/1849; rn Adams.
Reindeer B&O Winans 12/1845 4-4-0 Rb 1854.
Reindeer CP 147 Schen 522 11/1868 4-4-0 Sold 6/1870 to SF&SJ #16; returned to CP c. 1872; rn 1891 #1151; scr 4/1894.
Reindeer CP&A Cooke 1859 4-2-4 Became LSMS #190.
Reindeer Hou Rogers 289 11/1851 4-4-0  
Reindeer LNA&C 24 Hinkley 463 8/1853 4-4-0 Ex-NA&S Woodville.
Reindeer NHC Souther 1854 4-4-0 This engine was one of the first in North America to have an enclosed cab.
Reindeer USM Norris 10/1862 4-4-0 Still on roster as of 4/1866.
Reno V&T 11 Baldwin 2816 1872 4-4-0 Sold 1945 to MGM Studios.
Rensselaer HR Lowell   4-4-0  
Republic MR&LE Rogers 175 6/1849 4-4-0  
Reuben Wells M&I Baldwin 1858 0-10-0 Retired 1886; Cosmetically restored at Purdue University.
Reveille E&P 6 Baldwin 4375 7/1878 2-6-0  
Rhodes RR Baldwin 1728 6/1868 4-2-0T Ex-Brooklyn.
Richard Henry Lee RF&P 621 Baldwin 1944 or 1945 4-8-4  
Richard King SA&AP 17 Baldwin 8655 7/1887 2-6-0 Rn 1908 #108; off roster by 1917.
Richelieu (1st) O&LC 2 (1st) Taunton 62 12/1850 4-4-0 Renamed 2nd Huron; renumbered #325; scrapped 1891.
Richelieu (2nd) O&LC Malone   4-4-0 Rebuilt.
Richford (1st) CV 35 Boston 1852 4-4-0 Ex-Swanton; sold 1871 to R&B #41 Salisbury.
Richford (2nd) CV 35 CV St Albans 1874 4-4-0 Built to replace 1st.
Richland C&SC Rogers 189 10/1849 4-4-0  
Richland M&SC Rogers 98 4/1847 4-2-2  
Richland Centre PRV&SP 1 Porter 240 2/1876 0-6-0 Became CM&SP #181 in 1880; off roster by 1887.
Richmond   Hinkley 659     Railway & Locomotive Historical Society bulletin #144 lists the roadname as "BBB&C" only.
Richmond BBB&C Norris 8/1859 4-4-0 S 7/1870 to GH&SA #3; off roster by 1882.
Richmond (1st) CV 32 Essex 1852 4-4-0 Boiler exploded 11/11/1853; rb 1854; rb 1869; renamed B. P. Cheney.
Richmond (2nd) CV 62 Mason 297 11/1868 4-4-0 Sold to O&LC as John Schrier; Renamed #334 W. K. Blodgett.
Richmond P&K 6 Souther 1853 4-4-0 Ex-P&O #1 Presumpscot.
Richmond P&R Norris 1844 0-6-0 Delivered on August 14, 1844; rb after explosion in 1844 & rn Philadelphia; rb 1848, 1851, 4/1854; retired by 1870; scr 1870.
Rideau (1st) O&LC 3 (1st) Essex 12/1851 4-4-0 Originally built for the Northern RR of New York.
Rideau (2nd) O&LC 23 (2nd) Malone   4-4-0  
Ridgewood NYOW 98 Rhode 544 7/1873 2-6-0 Scrapped 2/1909.
Rinconida D&RG 77 Baldwin 5185 1880 2-8-0  
Rio M&PDC 55 Taunton 418 9/1867 4-4-0 Became M&SP #70 in 1868; off roster by 1898.
Rio Bravo D&RG 26 Baldwin 4331 1878 4-4-0  
Rio Verde VC&RV 4        
Rip Van Winkle NYOW 69 Rogers 2053 1872 4-4-0 Repossessed by Rogers in 1874.
Ripon LC&M 14 R Norris 4/1856 4-4-0 Rb 1859; became M&SP #14 in 1863; rb 1869; off roster by 1898.
Rito Alto D&RG 87 Baldwin 5053 5/1880 4-4-0  
Riverdale NYOW 99 Rhode 545 8/1873 2-6-0 Scrapped 9/8/1909.
Riverside SCMR 15 Baldwin 9743 1/1889 2-4-2T To SP as #15; sold 4/19/1905 to Independence & Monmouth as #15.
Roaring Forks D&RG 93 Baldwin 5119 1880 2-8-0  
Robert Bayard C&NF Rogers 361 12/1852 4-4-0 6 ft gauge.
Robert Bayard M&SP 132 Taunton 444 10/1868 4-4-0 Rn #398 in 1898; rn #1231 in 1899; rn #1416 in 1910; off roster 1913.
Robert Brewster H&TC 39 Rogers   4-4-0  
Robert C. Eckhardt SA&AP 13 Baldwin 8296 12/1886 2-6-0 Rn 1908 #105; off roster by 1917.
Robert Coit NLN 18 Manch 1873 4-4-0 Rn 1892 #168; scrapped 12/1895.
Robert Fulton M&HR Stephenson 1831 0-4-0 Rb as 4-2-0.
Robert Fulton PB 2 Porter-B 224 6/1875 2-4-0  
Robert R. Symon FCDS 5 Rhode 937 5/1881 4-4-0 Rn 11/18/1907 #60.
Robert S. Hollins NCe 21 B&S shops 1851 4-4-0 Off roster by 1867.
Robert Schuyler NJR&T Rogers 95 3/1847 4-4-0  
Roberts VLCO 1 Baldwin 3685 1/1875 2-6-0 Ex-V&T #19 Truckee 1901.
Rochester Bu&R Rogers 247 2/1851 4-4-0 Originally ordered by the Tonawanda Railroad, but paid for and delivered to its successor, Buffalo & Rochester Railroad.
Rochester Po&R 3 Portland 1867 4-4-0  
Rock Island WU 35 Baldwin 1872 4-4-0 May be ex-NP; became CM&SP #282 in 1879; rn #1428 in 1899; rn #1411 in 1910; off roster by 1913.
Rockaway HMRy 4 Baldwin 6564 1/1883 0-6-0 Sold to EBT as R. D. Wood (SG).
Rocket B&E Rogers 556 1/1855 4-4-0  
Rocket C&P Cuyahoga      
Rocket LNA&C 27 Hinkley 479 9/1853 4-4-0 Ex-NA&S Smithville.
Rockets P&R 1 Milner 1838 0-4-0 Inside connected; retired 3/1879; displayed since 1933 at Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
Rockhill (1st) EBT 3 Baldwin 3475 10/1873 2-8-0 Built as D&RG #13 Mosca; rejected by D&RG for its long wheelbase; rb 1891; s 11/1911 Fitzhugh, Luther & Co (Tuscarora Valley RR) #3; scr 1917.
Rockhill (2nd) EBT 5 (2nd) Baldwin 14685 2/1896 2-6-0 Retired 1919; to southern Iron & Equip Co. 4/1943.
Rockingham (1st) R&B 16 (1st) Ballard-Vale 1849 4-4-0 Ex-Brown Bird.
Rockingham (2nd) R&B 42 (2nd) Hinkley 194 1848 4-4-0 Ex-CV #25 Missisco; Became Central Vermont #230.
Rockland NY&E 3 W Norris 1840 4-4-0  
Rockland NYOW 58 Baldwin 3015 11/1872 2-6-0 Sold 12/1899 to NY&P.
Rockport RR Baldwin 1727 6/1868 4-2-0T Rn Hannah; stored at Cleveland after 7/1882 through 1885.
Rockton R&M Niles 4/1856 4-4-0 Became WU #12 D. L. Bush in 1867; rb 1874; became CM&SP #259 in 1879; off roster by 1899.
Rockton WU 37 Baldwin 1872 4-4-0 May have been ex-NP; became CM&SP #284 in 1879; rn #1430 in 1899; rn #1413 in 1910; off roster 5/1913.
Rockville RB Mason 1862 2-2-0  
Roger Williams NYPB     2-2-0 Rb 1846 as 4-2-2.
Roller CP 105 Rogers 1598 8/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1428; sold 12/5/1890 to Oregonian RR #12; scr 4/28/1900 at Sacramento.
Romeo USM Norris      
Romulus P&RR Norris 1839 4-2-0 Transferred to Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad; captured by US Federal forces in 1862; transferred to US Military Railroad; returned to Seaboard & Roanoke in 1865; scrapped 1865.
Rotch ATSF 59 Hinkley 1876 4-4-0  
Rough & Ready ChRR Locks 10/1839   Ex-B&S Dr. Ordway.
Rough & Ready M&W Rogers 104 8/1847 4-4-0  
Rough & Ready SC Winans 6/1847 4-4-0  
Rover CP 100 M & Aldus 7/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1182; sold 6/1872 to SP #16; scr 6/1893.
Rover LNA&C 11 Norris 1853 4-4-0 Ex-NA&S Bainbridge.
Rowland Hughes ID&C 5 Baldwin 4337 5/1878 4-4-0  
Roxbury Bo&P Griggs 1851 2-2-2 Sold to Rome Watertown & Ogdensburgh RR.
Roxbury CV 16 Baldwin 1851 4-4-0 Ex-Erie; sold 1873 to party in Montreal; retired 1890; scrapped 1894.
Royal Blue B&O 5310 Baldwin 1937 4-6-2 Ex-President Taylor.
Royal Gorge D&RG 34 Baldwin 4505 1879 2-8-0  
Royalton CV 36 Taunton 12/1852 4-4-0 wrecked 1875.
Ruby MC 100 Manch 226 3/1870 4-4-0  
Ruby Camp D&RG 54 Baldwin 5008 1880 2-8-0  
Ruby Hill RH 1 Baldwin 3732 1875 0-6-0T  
Rufus Hatch M&SP 133 Hinkley 871 1868 4-4-0 Rb 1870; rn #1248 in 1899; off roster by 5/1899.
Rufus Wiley PB 1 Porter-B 190 1874 0-6-0 Reported in the Porter-Bell builder's list and the 1889 Porter catalog as an 0-6-0, but the notes of C. B. Chaney indicate that it was a 2-4-0; xpl 6/29/1882; sold to a lumber company at Williamsport.
Runner CP 102 Rogers 1592 8/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1122; sold 1870 to California & Oregon #1; returned to CP 1872; scr 7/1892.
Rusher CP 103 Rogers 1593 8/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1123; sold 7/1892.
Rusher LNA&C 13 Norris 1853 4-4-0 Ex-NA&S Ladoga.
Rushville R&Sh Rogers 235 10/1850 4-4-0  
Russell Sage M&SP 58 Rogers 1361 4/1866 4-4-0 Rn #242 in 1898; rn #1224 in 1899; off roster 2/1903.
Russell Sage SP&C 1 Mason 380 11/1870 4-4-0 Became M&SP #170 in 1872; rn #1250 in 1899; rn #1425 in 1910; off roster 1911.
Russell Sage, Jr. MnC Taunton 1867 4-4-0 Became M&SP #66 in 1868; rn #247 in 1898; rn #1222 in 1899; off roster by 10/1902.
Rutland (1st) R&B 9 Taunton 32 6/1849 4-4-0 Rb at Rutland 1869; Became Central Vermont #204; sold to Manchester, Dorset & Granville #1; became Maryland & Pennsylvania #1 Plattsburgh; sold to Delaware & Hudson.
Rutland (2nd) R&B 9 CV St Albans 1872 4-4-0 Rn 204.
Rutland R&S 41 Schen 791 1872 4-4-0 To D&H #136; rn 234; off roster by 1903.