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  • Writer's pictureCharls Gendron

Rapido Trains: HO Scale Southern Pacific Dome Lounge Cars



Rapido’s SP Dome Lounge Cars Features:

  • Designed from original blueprints and field measurements of existing cars

  • Two fully-detailed interior configurations

  • Multi-colour interior decoration

  • Two underbody arrangements

  • Accurate interior and exterior paint and decoration

  • Full flicker-free track-powered interior lighting

  • Lighting (prototypically) in the dome roof

  • Accurate free-rolling trucks

  • Metal magnetic knuckle couplers


These cars were introduced into service on the San Joaquin and Shasta Daylights and the Overland, but they later saw wider service. Originally built with fluted side panels, the cars were modified by the SP with slab sides in the 1960s. At least four of these cars lasted into the Amtrak era.

The interiors of the cars featured a bar/lounge on the lower level and one of two different configurations of seating on the upper level. In part because of the varied origins of the donor cars, underbody configurations also changed.

Rapido’s development crew includes a team of firsthand SP Dome Lounge experts, authors, and an actual car owner, providing hands-on research and deep personal experience with the cars since new. The model has been fully designed and includes two different interiors, two underbody arrangements, and either fluted or stepped flat sides!





Available in 5 Roads

$156.95 CAD

HO SP Dome-Lounge w/Flat Sides: Canadian Pacific: #3605 "Selkirk"


HO SP Dome-Lounge w/Fluted Sides: SP - Daylight:

Available numbers: #3604, #3605, #3606


HO SP Dome-Lounge w/Fluted Sides: SP - Overland:

Available numbers: #3602, #3603


HO SP Dome-Lounge w/Fluted Sides: SP - General

Service: Available numbers: #3603, #3606


HO SP Dome-Lounge w/Flat Sides: SP - General Service:

Available numbers: #3602, #3603, #3604


HO SP Dome-Lounge w/Flat Sides: Amtrak - Phase 1:

Available numbers: #9371, #9372, #9373





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