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Article: NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: PRR 5 Car Passenger Set, Z74D Business Car, and PB70 Combine

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: PRR 5 Car Passenger Set, Z74D Business Car, and PB70 Combine

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: PRR 5 Car Passenger Set, Z74D Business Car, and PB70 Combine

We're starting off 2024 with syle!

PRR Passenger sets are coming later this year! 

 

The Pennsylvania Railroad operated dozens of passenger trains, and in fact, was one of the largest passenger train operators in the United States. With trains traveling to cities such as New York, Chicago, St. Louis, and Philadelphia. Broadway Limited is proud to offer modelers the chance to own a 5 car passenger set featuring our newly tooled PB70 Combine, P70 Coaches, and our newly tooled, Z74D Business Car. 
The 3 variations of five car sets are perfect for modelers who have layouts of the Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's. With collaboration of the Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society, these sets are sure to be great additions to your passenger fleet and will look great behind one of our many different PRR steam locomotive offerings. 
Each set includes one PB70 Combine, three P70 Coaches, and one Z74D Business Car.
FEATURES:
  • Beautifully Detailed and Accurately Modeled
  • Precision Paint, Color, and Lettering Schemes
  • Many Separately Applied Details including Hand Rails and Antennae (where applicable)
  • Detailed Interiors
  • Proper underbody detail per the prototype
  • Properly Colored Interiors
  • Lighted Interiors
  • Operating Sprung Diaphragms
  • Composition: ABS with ABS Chassis
  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee
  • Compatible Tracks: Code 83 and 100 Rail
  • Minimum Operating Radius: 18 in

 

 

PRR PB70 Combine, HO Scale

 

Combines, as the name suggests, housed two car types under one roof, offering efficiency by reducing one car from the train. A common type was the coach-baggage, accommodating passengers and luggage. Often used on small trains and light branch lines in the later decline of passenger rail travel.
Positioned at the train's front, the car earned the term "head-end equipment," alongside locomotives and non-passenger units like the RPO (Railway Post Office) for mail transport. Combine cars, serving as coach-RPOs, placed the mail section ahead of passengers. 
The PB70 classification stands for Passenger, Baggage, 70 feet long. They were found mixed in on many PRR passenger trains such as the Pennsylvania Limited, The Admiral, The Duquesne, The Red Arrow and others. The Pb70 passenger cars we are offering here are prototypically accurate to be coupled with PRR K4s, PRR T1, EMD E6, E7, E8, Alco PA, Baldwin Passenger Sharknoses.
In our first production run, we are offering 6 different cars. Two with 1930's paint, two in 1940's paint, and two in 1950's paint. These will feature prototypical details, colored interior and lighting. 
FEATURES
  • Beautifully Detailed and Accurately Modeled
  • Precision Paint, Color, and Lettering Schemes
  • Many Separately Applied Details including Hand Rails and Antennae (where applicable)
  • Detailed Interiors
  • Proper underbody detail per the prototype
  • Properly Colored Interiors
  • Lighted Interiors
  • Operating Sprung Diaphragms
  • Composition: ABS with ABS Chassis
  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee
  • Compatible Tracks: Code 83 and 100 Rail
  • Minimum Operating Radius: 18 in

 

PRR Z74D Business Car, HO Scale

The Z74 series, Pennsy's mainstay business cars, features an intricate history marked by frequent reclassifications, renumberings, and name changes. These cars were used all over the PRR system and received several upgrades and modifications during their service life. 
Several of the Z74 cars had rolls in American history. For example, Car #7504 was used by President Eisenhower on October 25, 1956. Car #120 was used to carry the body of Robert F Kennedy from New York to Washington D.C in June 1968. Sold to Juniata Terminal Company in 1985, it rode at the rear of the final westbound Broadway Limited run on an all-PRR route in 1990. It also operated on the last eastbound Broadway Limited run in 1995. It's safe to say these cars were icons of the PRR system! 
These cars are perfect for Pennsylvania Modelers who are looking to add some style to their passenger trains.
In our first production run, we are offering these cars in their prototypical Pennsylvania paint schemes with car specific details and paint. We are making 6 different business cars ranging in eras from 1935 to 1965. In addition to the detailed interior, these cars will come with separately controllable lights for more prototypical operations. See the full list of details below for more information. 
FEATURES
  • Beautifully Detailed and Accurately Modeled
  • Precision Paint, Color, and Lettering Schemes
  • Many Separately Applied Details including Hand Rails and Antennae (where applicable)
  • Detailed Interiors including seats, mantel, cigarette trays, lounge and kitchen
  • Individually controlled lighting functions, such as interior, marker/tail lights etc. 
  • Properly Colored Interiors
  • Proper underbody detail per the prototype
  • Operating Sprung Diaphragms
  • Composition: ABS with ABS Chassis
  • Couplers: (2) Operating Kadee
  • Compatible Tracks: Code 83 and 100 Rail
  • Minimum Operating Radius: 18 in

3 comments

How much????

Al Iverson

1/27/2024, starting 5:42 p.m., EST. Curtis, I couldn’t get to the W. Springfield, MA, show for personal and family reasons; have just seen this news. The BLI cars should be much more satisfactory than some Bachmann ones I bought long ago. But I really hope the cars will be made available individually. I grew up in & near Philly riding the PRR more than any other line, but I model mostly the D&H and B&M. Many modelers concentrate on just one “era”, though I don’t do so strictly. But justifying buying one or a few cars would be easier for me than buying larger sets.

Stephen T. Wagner

They look great in the pictures. Pricing, 1940’s set, availability, looking to my son’s birthday 12-9 / Christmas gift.

Thomas Behnke

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