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Current price $107.99
$107.99 - $107.99
Current price $107.99

Rapido Trains 162012 HO Scale C-40-3 Steel Caboose Southern Pacific "Serif " SP 1232

Rapido is excited to offer SP’s iconic C-40-3 caboose, including several of the unique paint schemes and car variations that occurred over its long 40+ year service life. Starting in 1940, Southern Pacific’s Los Angeles General Shops constructed 185 C-40-3 cabooses, numbered SP 1050-1234. Additionally, subsidiary Texas & New Orleans received 30 C-40-3’s, numbered 400-429.

Beginning in the mid-50s, C-40-3’s went through an initial modernization - train radios were added, marker lamps were replaced with “frogeye” electric marker lights on the roof, the roofwalk on the cupola was removed, wind-wings were added to the cupola’s side windows, and a tool box was replaced with a battery box.

By the 1960s, C-40-3’s began to appear more in local service, and gradually most cars had some windows blanked out and/or window screens added. In the mid-70s, the green and red “frog light” markers were replaced with a single red light, due to an FRA safety mandate. Certain cars had roofwalks removed and end ladders cut down, while others kept roofwalks until retirement.


  • Multiple window styles based on the era
  • Multiple roofwalk configurations based on the era
  • Working roof marker lights where appropriate
  • Full, painted interior
  • Operating interior lights
  • Multiple optional parts based on era
  • Full underframe details
  • Factory-installed semi-scale couplers

NOTE: Road number may vary from picture shown. Preliminary artwork and drawings, subject to changes or revisions prior to production.