The BALDWIN 0-4-0 is delivered with a FLAT BLACK body, a DECAL sheet of white type on clear background in both script and initials
BALDWIN DECAL SHEET
INSTALLED CT ELEKTRONIKS DCX-65 INCLUDES BASIC PROGRAMMING
2ND LIMITED RUN OF THE Z SCALE BALDWIN 0-4-0 WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY IN THE SUMMER OF 2018.
The Baldwin 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, nos. 96 and 99 were given tenders in later years. After the saddle tank was removed in 1926 they were then given the classification of "C-16A" (Nos. 97 and 98 remained unchanged.) 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 several generations of model railroad enthusiasts through construction of HO, S & O scale models of the "Dockside" switcher. Arguably one of the best known of all steam locomotive models for half a century, versions of the "Dockside" have been offered by Varney, Rivarossi, Gem, Life-Like, Pacific Fast Mail, MTH and others.