Little Joe (Baltimore and Ohio locomotive)
|Builder||Baldwin Locomotive Works|
|Gauge||4 ft 8½ in (1435 mm)|
|Driver size||48 in (1.219 m) diameter|
|Cylinder size||19 in (48.3 cm) diameter x 27 in (68.6 cm) stroke|
|Career||Baltimore and Ohio Railroad|
|Nicknames||"Little Joe", "Dockside"|
The C-16 class switchers were the last 0-4-0 steam locomotives built for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. They were assigned to the Baltimore, Maryland "Pratt Street Line" along the Inner Harbor, and to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania waterfront trackage. Initially constructed as saddle tank engines, some were given tenders in later years. The diminutive size and short wheelbase were required to handle the tight curves of these lines.
Nicknamed "Little Joe" by railroad workers, they became famous to a generation of model railroad enthusiasts as Life-Like's "Dockside" switcher.