Paterson, New Jersey, circa 1911. "American Locomotive Co. Rogers Works. 0-4-0 locomotive for New Jersey Zinc Co." 8x10 inch glass negative. DonSHORPY-991.preview

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Same as the famous B&O "Docksider"?

I don't think so, as this little guy appears to be even smaller. Note how the coupler is mounted to the top of the front end-beam, as though it is just temporary for moving the little engine around the plant.

Plus, the B&O models were built by Baldwin, and weighed 120,000 lbs.

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Cool little beast - handy for tight spots in foundries and construction. Reminds me of the little Brit 0-4-0Ts in coal gas plants. The engines were small enough to fit under the coke retorts, had no cabs and only jockey-size men were hired as engineers!

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New Jersey Zinc are the people that developed the refining process that got the lead out of zinc that should have put an end to zinc castings falling apart. 

I think I read some place that the B&O dockside (C16) was among the heaviest of the 0-4-0s built.     I think there were 4 of the B&O locos and 2 later had the saddle tanks removed and were given coal tenders.     I had a USH model with tender and it was a great little loco.

ReadingFan posted:

A B&O Docksider was a bit larger and more modern - piston valves and Walschaerts valve gear

 

 

 

Not that much more modern.  The B&O 0-4-0T's were built in 1912, only one year later that the NJZ locomotive.  Slide valves may have been a customer specification or piston valves may not have been an option for such a small locomotive.

Walschaerts valve gear was invented in Belgium in 1844.  The first use of Walschaerts valve gear in the US was on a Mason Bogie in 1874.

Rusty

prrjim posted:

I think I read some place that the B&O dockside (C16) was among the heaviest of the 0-4-0s built.     

Yes, and heavier than some larger engines.  They had an axle loading much heavier than many much bigger engines.  They were notorious for tearing up track, as I understand it.

Rusty Traque posted:
ReadingFan posted:

A B&O Docksider was a bit larger and more modern - piston valves and Walschaerts valve gear

 

 

 

Not that much more modern.  The B&O 0-4-0T's were built in 1912, only one year later that the NJZ locomotive.  Slide valves may have been a customer specification or piston valves may not have been an option for such a small locomotive.

Exactly. The Vulcan 0-4-0T I work on at the New Hope Valley Ry. was built in 1941, and still used slide valves and Stephenson valve gear.

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