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California's Railroad to the U.S. 1861 - 1996
Southern Pacific Caboose
bay window type
100 units built
later rebuilds SP #4200-4299
44 units rebuilt
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see also: C-40-5 Photo Collection
C-40-5's were built by Whitehead and Kales in 1963-64 SP #1600-1699. Differences between these and the C-40-4's was mainly a cylindrical underframe mounted fuel tank, a good shot of which appears on #1776 on the C-40-7 page, the opposite side has a battery box about the same size and shape as the C-40-4 fuel tank.
Starting in 1973 one caboose from each class C-40-4, C40-5, C-40-6, C-40-7 and C-50-3 was rebuilt and renumbered. Most changes were internal, chemical retention toilets (no more sewer chute), roofwalks and end ladders were deleted and electrical and radio equipment was upgraded. Starting in 1974 thru early 1975, forty four 16xx series were rebuilt becoming the 4200-4299 series class. As with the loco rebuilding programs, cabooses were given the next number out, so they were not renumbered sequentially with their old numbers.
from D. Scott Chatfield: To make a C-40-5 out of the Athearn C-40-4, the main items to change are:
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