0-4-0 Dockside Prototype

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0-4-0 Dockside Prototype
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 8:52 AM
I recently purchased a MODEL of an 0-4-0 Dockside saddle-tank switcher. I have been trying to find out who built the prototype 0-4-0, and I have had absolutely no success. My search has turned-up some good photographs of engines identical to the model, but no explanations or elaborations.

Is somebody able to solve this mystery?

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Posted by coalminer3 on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 1:27 PM
I'm relying on memory, but here goes.


B&O Class C16

Bldr's Date - 1912

You'll want to look in Staufer's book B&O Power for additional information. There were all sorts of changes and modifications to these interesting locomotives over the years.

Hope this helps

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 3:06 PM
One thing to note is that the B&O was the only railroad who owned docksiders. I believe there were only 6 of them built. These engines became quite famous and many model train manufacturers produce models of them labeled for lots of different railroads, even though only the B&O had them in real life. I myself own an HO docksider with Santa Fe markings.
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Posted by vsmith on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 3:52 PM
try this link


   Have fun with your trains

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 22, 2004 11:20 PM
and he notes -

There were four built for the B&O, No's 96-99.

In later years. two were rebuilt to tender locos and served in the Philadelphia area. Mel Thornburg built a model of one in 17/64ths scale which was featured in a series of Model Railroader articles back in the fifties. They were also the prototype for Thomas Industries' 0 Gauge 0-4-0. I think AHM or Rivarossi offered them in H0.

I have an S Gauge Dockside and another stretched out to a 2-6-2T. Some day I'm gonna tackle the tender version...
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Posted by mvlandsw on Monday, April 12, 2004 2:14 AM
Varney made them in HO scale.


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