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Broadway Limited - 1656 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E6 - Baltimore & Ohio - 63

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Stock Number1656
Original Retail Price$199.99
BrandBroadway Limited
ManufacturerBroadway Limited Imports
Body StyleBroadway Limited Diesel Engine E6 (A+B Units)
Image Provider's WebsiteLink
Prototype VehicleLocomotive, Diesel, EMD E6 (Details)
Road or Company NameBaltimore & Ohio (Details)
Road or Reporting Number63
Paint Color(s)Blue, Gray and Black
Print Color(s)Yellow
Coupler TypeMT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler MountBody-Mount
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Series NameParagon2
DCC ReadinessDC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder w/Sound
Release Date2012-05-01
Item CategoryLocomotives
Model TypeDiesel
Model SubtypeEMD
Model VarietyE6A
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Years Produced1939–1942
Scale1/160



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

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Road Name History:
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (reporting marks B&O, BO) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad. It came into being mostly because the city of Baltimore wanted to compete with the newly constructed Erie Canal (which served New York City) and another canal being proposed by Pennsylvania, which would have connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. At first this railroad was located entirely in the state of Maryland with an original line from the port of Baltimore west to Sandy Hook. At this point to continue westward, it had to cross into Virginia (now West Virginia) over the Potomac River, adjacent to the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. From there it passed through Virginia from Harpers Ferry to a point just west of the junction of Patterson Creek and the North Branch Potomac River where it crossed back into Maryland to reach Cumberland. From there it was extended to the Ohio River at Wheeling and a few years later also to Parkersburg, West Virginia.

It is now part of the CSX Transportation (CSX) network, and includes the oldest operational railroad bridge in the USA. The B&O also included the Leiper Railroad, the first permanent horse-drawn railroad in the U.S. In later years, B&O advertising carried the motto: "Linking 13 Great States with the Nation." Part of the B&O Railroad's immortality has come from being one of the four featured railroads on the U.S. version of the board game Monopoly, but it is the only railroad on the board which did not serve Atlantic City, New Jersey, directly.

When CSX established the B&O Railroad Museum as a separate entity from the corporation, some of the former B&O Mount Clare Shops in Baltimore, including the Mt. Clare roundhouse, were donated to the museum while the rest of the property was sold. The B&O Warehouse at the Camden Yards rail junction in Baltimore now dominates the view over the right-field wall at the Baltimore Orioles' current home, Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

At the end of 1970 B&O operated 5552 miles of road and 10449 miles of track, not including the Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) or the Reading and its subsidiaries.

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

The company was founded in 2002 and introduced its first N scale model in 2009.

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: Alain LM on 2020-04-29 06:32:13

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