Broadway Limited

Broadway Limited
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Broadway Limited

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Pride of the Pennsylvania, the Broadway Limited was truly America's finest long—distance train of the 1960s, racing between New York and Chicago on red-hot 16—hour schedules, and serving a clientele accustomed to the very best. With an authentic consist of nine newly deskirted cars built to WalthersProto standards, our newest HO Scale Name Train also introduces a new RFO—Baggage car, rebuilt Harbor Series Sleeper—Lounge, the later View Series Observation with large tail sign, and matching EP-22 diesel power.

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The 1960s found the Broadway enjoying its status as the finest train in the country, and it was actually making money. Colorful brochures extolled its many creature comforts and conveniences: there were two cozy lounge cars where one could relax with a favorite beverage as the scenery rolled past, enjoy a good night's sleep in one of six different types of sleeping car accommodations, or linger over a superb meal served in the finest Pennsylvania Railroad tradition.

In large part, it was this extra attention to detail and efforts to maintain the long-standing traditions of service that made the Broadway one of the more profitable trains on the Pennsylvania in this era. For many a hurried jetsetter and overworked executive, the train was truly their refuge - $5.95 still bought a complete made-to-order prime rib dinner served on fine china instead of a mysterious frozen entree on a plastic tray. The only turbulence one was likely to encounter was the steady thunder of the wheels as the train raced through the night. In the fall of 1967, the Broadway would actually become the last all-Pullman streamliner, but only for a few weeks. In mid-December, the Broadway assumed the duties and schedule of its running mate the General, which added coaches to the consist for the first time, along with additional head-end cars moving express and storage mail.

In this form, the Broadway entered the Penn Central years and remained a bright spot, running with a mix of equipment painted in Tuscan, Sea Foam Green and stainless steel, until 1971, when Amtrak began running a Broadway Limited of its own.

Today, a new generation of modelers and railfans are rediscovering what made the Broadway great. At least three cars have been restored, including the Mountain View Observation at the Railroader's Memorial Museum, at Altoona, Pennsylvania. A 10-6 sleeper Scioto Rapids and Tower View are at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg. Several K4, GG-1, and E8A locos have been saved around the country, and Pennsylvania #5901, the sole surviving E7, has been cosmetically restored and is displayed at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

Welcome Aboard the Broadway Limited, Pennylvania's finest train of the 1960s —

These superb HO replica cars feature:
  • Newly deskirted cars as assigned from 1960 onward
  • New RPO-Baggage, Harbor & View Series Observation with new large tail sign
  • Optional modeler-installed extended drawbar for operation on 22" radius curves included
  • Authentic paint, lettering & striping
  • All grab irons factory-installed & painted
  • Prototypically accurate window tinting & printed window gasket detail
  • Car name & number decals
  • Turned metal wheelsets
  • Proto MAX™ metal knuckle couplers
Pennsylvania EP-22 (EMD E8A) Passenger Diesels feature:
  • Authentic details, superb paint and lettering to match the Broadway cars
  • Limited edition — one-time run of these engine numbers
  • Available with SoundTraxx® Tsunami® Sound for DCC and DC layouts
  • Based on Class EP-22 units from 1959 on featuring:
    • Single stripe scheme with 16" name, serif lettering and keystone logo
    • New brass Leslie S3J air horn
    • Train phone antenna
    • Deskirted fuel tanks
    • MU equipment
    • Nose-mounted grab irons
  • Five-pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
  • Helical gears with 12:1 ratio for smooth, ultra-quiet running
  • Correct 36" wheels
  • Easy multiple-unit operation
  • Proto MAX™ metal knuckle couplers
Limited-Run Deluxe Edition PRR Broadway Limited Sets!

A true showpiece in operation, or on display, WalthersProto® breaks new ground with TWO Deluxe Edition nine-car Broadway Limited trains, each featuring different car names and numbers!

But that's only the beginning as Deluxe Edition Broadway 4-4-2 Sleepers and Kitchen-Dormitory cars come factory-equipped with an exclusive SoundTraxx® Tsunami® SoundCar™ digital sound decoder and speaker! This all-new dimension of realism and operation brings authentic sounds to the train itself, including wheels and brakes, opening and closing doors, and unique arrival and departure announcements!

Other features available only on Deluxe Edition Broadway cars include:

  • Nine unique factory-printed car names or numbers in each consist
  • Factory-installed LED interior lighting
  • 90+ Preiser passenger and crew figures installed throughout the train

Limited to just 250 sets each and sold only as a complete nine-car train, both are completely railroad-ready, with no work needed to enjoy.

Deluxe Edition cars are scheduled to arrive in the same month as Standard models, with the first release expected in September 2015. Individual Deluxe Edition cars vary in price between $110.00 and $175.00 each.

Remember - past Deluxe Edition train sets have sold out in a matter of hours - contact your participating dealer, visit walthers.com or call us at 1-800-487-2467 immediately to reserve yours!

920-812 Deluxe Edition Broadway Limited Train - Nine-Car Set #1

Includes one each of these exclusive cars:
70' PRR BM70n RPO-Baggage #6534
85' Budd Mansfield Inn 21-Roomette Sleeper
85' Pullman-Standard College Creek 12-4 Sleeper
85' ACF Imperial Meadows 4-4-2 Sleeper equipped w/SoundTraxx® Tsunami® Soundcar™ sound decoder and speaker
85' Pullman-Standard Harbor Cove 5-Bedroom Lounge
85' Budd 68-Seat Full-Diner #4614
85' Budd Kitchen-Dormitory #4615 equipped w/SoundTraxx Tsunami Soundcar sound decoder and speaker
85' Pullman-Standard Clarion Rapids 10-6 Sleeper
85' Pullman-Standard Mountain View Observation

920-813 Deluxe Edition Broadway Limited Train - Nine-Car Set #2

Includes one each of these exclusive cars:
70' PRR BM70n RPO-Baggage #6541
85' Budd Logansport Inn 21-Roomette Sleeper
85' Pullman-Standard Chickies Creek 12-4 Sleeper
85' ACF Imperial Ridge 4-4-2 Sleeper equipped w/SoundTraxx Tsunami Soundcar sound decoder and speaker
85' Pullman-Standard Harbor Rest 5-Bedroom Lounge
85' Budd 68-Seat Full-Diner #4620
85' Budd Kitchen-Dormitory #4621 equipped w/SoundTraxx Tsunami Soundcar sound decoder and speaker
85' Pullman-Standard Conewago Rapids 10-6 Sleeper
85' Pullman-Standard Tower View Observation

As America's last all-Pullman train, the Broadway Limited was truly in a class by itself in the 1960s. Operated as two complete trains (one each east and west daily), assigned cars were seen without side skirts, removed as they came due for shopping. Power in this era was typically three-unit sets of EMD E8A units, sometimes mixed with older E7A and B units. Our newest HO Scale Name Train brings you an authentic 1960-67 consist of nine deskirted cars built to WalthersProto standards, including a new RPO-Baggage car, rebuilt Harbor Series Sleeper-Lounge, the later View Series Observation with new large tail sign, and matching EP-22 diesel power.

Here are some sample consist from this era to help you get started.

October 1961
Train #28 Daily Eastward Chicago-New York
Train #29 Daily Westward New York-Chicago

BM70-series Railway-Post Office/Baggage (Letter end in direction of travel)
Imperial Series 4-4-2 Sleeper
Rapids 10-6 Sleeper
Creek Series 12-4 Sleeper
Imperial Series 4-4-2 Sleeper
Harbor Series 5-Bedroom Sleeper Lounge (Phone)
68-Seat Full-Diner
Kitchen-Dormitory
Imperial Series 4-4-2 Sleeper
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper**
Creek Series 12-4 Sleeper
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper
View Series Observation

October 1965
Train #28 Daily Eastward Chicago-New York
Train #29 Daily Westward Chicago-New York

Railway-Post Office/Baggage (Letter end in direction of travel)
Imperial Series 4-4-2 Sleeper
Imperial Series 4-4-2 Sleeper
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper
Harbor Series 5-Bedroom Sleeper Lounge (Phone)
68-Seat Full-Diner
Kitchen-Dormitory
Creek Series 12-4 Sleeper
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper
View Series Observation

April 1967
Train #28 Daily Eastward Chicago-New York
Train #29 Daily Westward Chicago-New York

Creek Series 12-4 Sleeper
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper**
68-Seat Full-Diner
Kitchen-Dormitory
Imperial Series 4-4-2 Sleeper
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper
View Series Observation

December 1967
Schedule and train numbers formerly assigned to the General


Train #48 Daily Eastward Chicago-New York
B60 (Storage Mail)
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper
Creek Series 12-4 Sleeper
Imperial Series 4-4-2 Sleeper
Harbor Series 5-Bedroom Sleeper Lounge (Phone)
68-Seat Full-Diner
Kitchen-Dormitory
P-85 Reclining Seat Coach*
P-85 Reclining Seat Coach*
P-85 Reclining Seat Coach*
P-85 Reclining Seat Coach* (Chicago-Washington)
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper (Chicago-Washington)

Train #49 Daily Westward Chicago-New York
Express Car (Sunday Only)
B60 (Storage Mail)
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper
Creek Series 12-4 Sleeper
Imperial Series 4-4-2 Sleeper
Harbor Series 5-Bedroom Sleeper Lounge (Phone)
68-Seat Full-Diner
Kitchen-Dormitory
Coach-Lounge
P-85 Reclining Seat Coach*
P-85 Reclining Seat Coach*
P-85 Reclining Seat Coach*
P-85 Reclining Seat Coach*
Rapids Series 10-6 Sleeper
P-85 Reclining Seat Coach* (Fridays, New York-Harrisburg)
Mail Storage Car (Tuesday mornings, Pittsburgh-Chicago

*Class P85 44-seat cars have been offered in the past by Intermountain/Centralia Car Shops, and in brass by Challenger Models and P Company; conversion sides were produced by Brass Car Sides and Laser Horizons.

** 10-6 sleeper alternated with 11-Double Bedroom sleeper on even days in November, December, February and March, odd days October, January and April.