News & Reviews Product Reviews Staff Reviews Broadway Limited Imports HO EMD GP30

Broadway Limited Imports HO EMD GP30

By Cody Grivno | February 7, 2024

Road locomotive features prototype-specific details

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In our latest Product Review video, we’ll head down to the quarry on our Milwaukee, Racine & Troy staff layout to see the Broadway Limited Imports HO EMD GP30 in action. Join Model Railroader Senior Editor Cody Grivno as he shares a brief history of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe No. 2710; points out the details on the four-axle road locomotive; and demonstrates the various sound and light functions. Then watch the GP30 in action as it switches cars at Larson Stone Co.

The Broadway Limited Imports HO EMD GP30 is offered in 11 paint schemes, including Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue and yellow warbonnet); Baltimore & Ohio (as-delivered scheme); BNSF Ry. (Heritage III); Chessie System (blue, vermillion, and yellow with Chesapeake & Ohio reporting marks); CSX (YN2); Denver & Rio Grande Western (orange and black with small “Rio Grande” lettering); Norfolk & Western (as-delivered, high short hood); Pennsylvania RR (Dark Green Locomotive Enamel); Seaboard Air Line (green, yellow, and orange); Southern Ry. (“tuxedo” scheme, high short hood); and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray in three road numbers). Each road name is offered in two numbers unless noted; an undecorated model with a low short hood is also available.

Features on the Broadway Limited Imports HO EMD GP30 include an ABS body; die-cast metal chassis; prototype-specific details, including truck sideframes, dynamic brake hatch, and horn type and location; and factory-applied handrails, grab irons, bell, windshield wipers, and grills. The GP30 will operate on code 70, 83, and 100 rail.

Models with a dual-mode Paragon4 sound decoder featuring Rolling Thunder are priced at $399.99. Direct-current models (Stealth series) with a factory-installed 8-ohm speaker sell for $299.99. The GP35 has a minimum operating radius of 18”. Product Review videos showcase the latest new items from manufacturers of products in Z, N, HO, S, O, and large scales. In the videos, you can watch locomotives in action, take a close-up look at details on freight cars, see kit components, and much more.

If you are a manufacturer and have products you would like reviewed, please email Senior Editor Cody Grivno at for more information.

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