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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3012 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E6 - Union Pacific - 987, 987B

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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3012 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E6 - Union Pacific - 987, 987B Image Courtesy of Broadway Limited Imports


Brand Broadway Limited
Stock Number 3012
Original Retail Price $249.99
Manufacturer Broadway Limited Imports
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Broadway Limited Diesel Engine E6 (A+B Units)
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E6 (Details)
Road or Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 987, 987B
Paint Color(s) Yellow and Gray
Print Color(s) Red
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 2
Ready-to-Run No
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder w/Sound
Release Date 2013-12-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety E6A&B
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Years Produced 1939–1942
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Unpowered (Dummy) B-Unit

Model Information: This model was introduced in 2012 and re-run in 2015 and 2018. When sold in A-B sets, the B-unit is dummy (no motor, no sound).
  • Slow-speed operation in DC and DCC
  • Prototypical light operation with headlight and cab light
  • All-wheel drive and all-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Operating knuckle couplers
  • Near brass-caliber detail at a plastic price
  • ABS plastic body with heavy die cast chassis for maximum tractive effort
  • Precision gearing
  • 5-pole can motor with skew wound armature and dual fly wheels
  • Locomotive Length (coupler to coupler): 5.5 inches
  • Locomotive Weight: 4 oz
  • Many separately applied details such as handrails, ladders, whistle
  • Will Operate on Codes 55, 70, and 80 rail
  • Recommended Minimum Radius: 9.75 inches

DCC Information: Factory equipped with BLI Paragon 2 DCC/Sound decoder. Upgraded to Paragon 3 as of 2018 release.
  • All new Paragon2 sound and control system
  • Integral DC/DCC dual mode decoder for ease of operation
  • Authentic EMD E6 sounds! Controllable in DC and DCC.
  • Record & Play Operation - Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation
  • 16-bit Sample Rate for exceptional high frequency sound clarity
  • Playback Whistle for multiple whistle lengths and patterns
  • Choice of 3 selectable Horns
  • Alternate Whistle / Horn where applicable for locomotive with air horn and steam whistle - both the main whistle and alternate can be easily played
  • Adjustable bell ringing interval for faster or slower bell
  • Numerous user-mappable functions with available keys
  • Johnson Bar Sound at Direction Change
  • Several Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Demo Mode for display and demonstrations
  • Grade Crossing Signal - Controlled with Function Key
  • Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder
  • Automatic Forward / Reverse Signal - When activated, stopping triggers and stop whistle toot. When moving forward from a stopped position, toots twice. When moving in reverse. toots three times.
  • Chuff sound intensity varies with load
  • Individually adjustable sound volumes for each effect
  • EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings

Prototype History:
The EMD E6 was a 2,000-horsepower (1,500 kW), A1A-A1A, passenger train locomotive manufactured by Electro-Motive Corporation, and its corporate successor, General Motors Electro-Motive Division, of La Grange, Illinois. The cab version, E6A, was manufactured from November 1939 to September 1942; 91 were produced. The booster version, E6B, was manufactured from April 1940 to February 1942; 26 were produced. The 2,000-horsepower (1,500 kW) was achieved by putting two 1,000-horsepower (750 kW), 12-cylinder, model 567 engines in the engine compartment. Each engine drove its own electrical generator to power the traction motors. The E6 was the seventh model in a long line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units

From Wikipedia
Read more on American-Rails.com

Road Name History:
The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).

Union Pacific Corporation's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Union Pacific official website.

Brand/Importer Information:
Broadway Limited Imports, LLC defines itself as "the world's foremost producer of top-quality HO and N scale model trains".

Broadway Limited Imports is composed of a team of 15 fun loving individuals who are dedicated to creating the most realistic model railroading experience possible, with the best customer service possible.

The Broadway Limited Imports headquarters is located in Ormond Beach, Florida at 9 East Tower Circle. It's just under an hour's drive from Disney World.

About Broadway Limited Imports.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-12-03 10:53:38

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