Karl R. Josker
The Firehouses Of Buffalo
> Engine 28
Karl R. Josker
1174 Lovejoy, Buffalo
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1/400s f/11.0 at 28.0mm iso400
© 2007 by Karl R. Josker
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My great grandad, John McKinivan, started at engine 28 as a stable boy in August 1891 and worked his way up to engineer (the guy who worked the steam machine that powered the engine after horses became obsolite) He worked there until his death in Nov. of 1915. If anyone has photos of the engine 28 fire team between 1891 to 1915 that they would share a copy please contact me. Thank you.
this is a sweet firehose
MY GRANDMOTHER LIVED AT 36 JOHNSON ST.WHENEVER I WAS THERE AND ENGINE 27 WENT OUT THEY LEFT THE DOOR OPEN I WENT ACROSS WITH THE NEIGHBOR AND WATCH THE QUARTERS UNTIL THEY CAME BACK.I LEARNED HOW TO READ THE TICKER TAPE AND LOCATE THE LOCATION ON THE BOX MAP.WHEN THE TRUCK CAME BACK THEY LOOKED LIKE THEY WAS GOING TO HIT MY NANNYS HOUSE TO LINED UP THE REAR OF THE ENGINE TO BACK IN.
bout time the get a new rig
Engine 28 is due to receive a new rig this coming spring.
Engine 28 protects the citizens of Lovejoy, or Iron Island as it's been long known as. Engine 28 has operated from these quarters since the 1890's. This firehouse architecture can be seen in Engine 26's quarters and was also the case with Engine 27's quarters which were demolished in the 1990's. Engine 28 operates a 1980 Mack pumper, with hopes that this coming fiscal year they will be equipped with a new rig.
Engine 28's quarters used to have several ornate hose towers which were removed probably in the 1950's.