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Southern Pacific C-630

SP C-630 painted and detailed a heavy switcher.

SP's C-630's came in two versions. As delivered a mainline unit, and later they were converted to heavy switchers.

Modeling choices at the moment are:

  • For N Scale:
    • ConCor made a C636 that might be usable
  • For HO Scale:
    • a hi-hood Tyco model that is probably still around on secondhand tables,
    • and a white-metal kit by Tiger Valley Models.
    • Stewart C-630
  • For S Scale:
    • ?
  • For O Scale:
    • ?


  • Railroad Model Craftsman Aug. 1984 - Plans for C-630, plus Proto photo of SP #3140
  • Mainline Modeler Aug. 1989 - C-630 Drawings, Rosters plus Proto photo of SP #7811
  • Mainline Modeler Sep. 1989 - C-630 Plans and Description, Part 2.
  • Railroad Modeler Mar. 1974 - Proto photo showing rebuilt C-630 #3147 - with UDE light below the signal light!
  • NMRA Bulletin Jan.1991 - Tiger Valley Models Product Review.
  • RailModel Journal Jan.1991 - Tiger Valley Models Product Review.
  • Railroad Model Craftsman Nov 1986 - Reading C-630 lo-nose kitbash, but may be usable.

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