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Broadway Limited - 1659 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E6 - Rock Island - 631

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Stock Number1659
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 NameRock Island (Details)
Road or Reporting Number631
Paint Color(s)Maroon, Gray and Red
Print Color(s)Black and White
Additional Markings/SloganThe Rocket
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 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (CRI&P RR) (reporting marks RI, ROCK) was a Class I railroad in the United States. It was better known as the Rock Island Line, or, in its final years, The Rock. At the end of 1970 it operated 7183 miles of road on 10669 miles of track; that year it reported 20557 million ton-miles of revenue freight and 118 million passenger-miles. (Those totals may or may not include the former Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.)

Its predecessor, the Rock Island and La Salle Railroad Company, was incorporated in Illinois on February 27, 1847, and an amended charter was approved on February 7, 1851, as the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad. Construction began October 1, 1851, in Chicago, and the first train was operated on October 10, 1852, between Chicago and Joliet. Construction continued on through La Salle, and Rock Island was reached on February 22, 1854, becoming the first railroad to connect Chicago with the Mississippi River.

In 1980 Rock Island was liquidated. The railroad's locomotives, rail cars, equipment, tracks, and real estate were sold to other railroads or to scrappers. William Gibbons (the trustee) was able to raise more than $500 million in the liquidation, paying off all the railroad's creditors, bondholders and all other debts in full at face value with interest. Henry Crown was ultimately proven correct, as both he and other bondholders who had purchased Rock Island debt for cents on the dollar during the low ebb in prices did especially well.

Read more on Wikipedia and Rock Island Technical Society.
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 08:10:38

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