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Broadway Limited - 8808 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD E7 - Spokane Portland & Seattle - 750

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Commissioned ByLowell Smith
Production TypeSpecial Run
Stock Number8808
Original Retail Price$149.99
BrandBroadway Limited
ManufacturerBroadway Limited Imports
Body StyleBroadway Limited Diesel Engine E7
Prototype VehicleLocomotive, Diesel, EMD E7 (Details)
Road or Company NameSpokane Portland & Seattle (Details)
Road or Reporting Number750
Paint Color(s)Orange & Green with Yellow Stripes
Print Color(s)Yellow
Paint SchemeEmpire Builder
Additional Markings/SloganLowell Smith Exclusive
Coupler TypeMT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler MountBody-Mount
Wheel TypeChemically Blackened Metal
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Series NameStealth
DCC ReadinessReady
Announcement Date2023-09-19
Release Date2024-08-01
Item CategoryLocomotives
Model TypeDiesel
Model SubtypeEMD
Model VarietyE7A
Prototype RegionNorth America
Prototype EraNA Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Years Produced1945–1949
Scale1/160



Series Information: Stealth Series models are No-Sound / DCC-Ready models that operate on DC out-of-the-box, or a modeler can easily install their DCC decoder of choice.
Model Information: This model features BLI's integrated Paragon2 sound system with DCC control. It also features: 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 80, 70, 60, and 55 rail; Recommended Minimum Radius: 9.75 inches; Operating knuckle couplers; All-wheel drive and all-wheel electrical pick-up; Prototypical light operation with headlight; Slow-Speed motor.
DCC Information: Each model will be equipped with BLI's new Paragon2 DC/DCC Sound & Control system.
Prototype History:
The E7 was a 2,000-horsepower (1,500 kW), A1A-A1A passenger train locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division of La Grange, Illinois. 428 cab versions, or E7As, were built from February 1945 to April 1949; 82 booster E7Bs were built from March 1945 to July 1948. (Circa 1953 one more E7A was built by the Los Angeles General Shops of the Southern Pacific by rebuilding an E2A.) The 2,000 hp came from two 12 cylinder model 567A engines. Each engine drove its own electrical generator to power the two traction motors on one truck. The E7 was the eighth model in a line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units.
In profile the front of the nose of an E7A was less slanted than on earlier EMD passenger locomotives, and the E7, E8, and E9 units have been nicknamed “bulldog nose” units. Some earlier units were called “shovel nose” units or “slant nose” units.

From Wikipedia
Read more on American-Rails.com
Road Name History:
The Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SP&S) (reporting mark SPS) was a United States-based railroad incorporated in 1905. It was a joint venture by the Great Northern Railway and the Northern Pacific Railway to build a railroad along the north bank of the Columbia River. Remnants of the line are currently operated by BNSF Railway.

The railroad was chartered in 1905 by James J. Hill to connect the two transcontinental railroads owned by him, the Northern Pacific (NP) and Great Northern (GN), to Portland, Oregon from Spokane, Washington, to gain a portion of the lumber trade in Oregon, a business then dominated by E.H. Harriman's Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads. Construction began in 1906 under the name Portland & Seattle Railway, proceeding eastward from Vancouver, Washington. 1906 also saw the start of construction of the line between Vancouver and Portland, including work on three major new bridges, crossing the Columbia River, the Oregon Slough and the Willamette River. The northernmost of these was the first bridge of any kind to be built across the lower Columbia River.

In January 1908 "Spokane" was added to the railroad's name, making it the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway. SP&S freight and passenger service (from Pasco) to Portland was inaugurated in November 1908. By 1909 the railroad had completed construction of its line up to Spokane along the Snake River. In 1910 SP&S gained control of the Oregon Electric interurban railway, which the Great Northern had acquired two years before. Under the control of the SP&S the railroad was extended southward to Eugene, Oregon by 1912. SP&S also operated a second subsidiary railroad in western Oregon, the Oregon Traction Company, which owned a route to Seaside, Oregon. A third route on which the SP&S operated extended southward from Wishram, Washington to Bend, Oregon was the Oregon Trunk Railroad.

Read more on Wikipedia and The Spokane Portland and Seattle Railway Historical 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.
Commissioner Information: Desiring to bring a creative and artistic approach to model railroad cars, Lowell Smith Signature Series was born in 1994. The first special run car commemorated the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Golden Spike - "Wedding of the Rails". Since 1994, Lowell Smith Signature Series has continued to produce over one hundred and thirty-five unique cars or train locomotives to date.

A native of Portland, Oregon, Lowell Smith married his church choir sweetheart Barb in 1978. After a lifetime of rail-fanning, Lowell and Barb ventured out in 1992 to launch a new business in Portland, Oregon.
Following Lowell's passion of model trains, The Hobby Smith was built to be the community center for model railroaders - operators and collectors alike. Located in the Hollywood District of Portland, The Hobby Smith was the place to learn and to enjoy the camaraderie of others with the same passion.
Item created by: Powderman on 2024-01-27 12:34:09

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