August 09, 2016

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NEW! ROAD NUMBERS FOR 7 POPULAR PAINT SCHEMES OF THE PC&F 6033 BOXCAR

ARR PC&F 6033 Boxcar From ExactRail

We are pleased to announce new Road Numbers of 7 popular Paint Schemes of the ExactRail PC&F 6033 Boxcar!

The Pacific Car & Foundry (PC&F) 6033 cubic capacity boxcar is one of the industry’s truly sleek and classy hy-cube boxcars.  The first order of PC&F 6033 boxcars went to the Southern Pacific in 1966, and the Union Pacific, Western Pacific, St. Louis Southwestern, and Southern Pacific railroads received new and additional lots in 1967.  In the early service years, PC&F 6033 was primarily employed in appliance and paper-loading assignments.  Now operating for privates, many of these cars are still in service today--some of which continue in patched SP/SSW and Alaska Railway paint schemes.

The ExactRail PC&F 6033 features the classic, double-sheathed construction, 3/3/3/1 dreadnaught ends, diagonal panel, overhanging roof, and single 10’-6” YSD sliding doors and Hydra-Cushion underbody detailing of the prototype.  ExactRail also accurately matches the 70-ton Barber S-2 trucks or ASF Ride Control trucks of the prototypes. 

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Southern Pacific (SP) ‘1966 As Delivered’ paint scheme: 

Southern Pacific (SP) ‘1966 As Delivered’ paint scheme Image - ExactRail

In April of 1966, Southern Pacific received the first delivery of 100 PC&F 6033 boxcars.  These cars were configured with Car-Pac loaders and did not receive specific service stencils.  The artwork has been massaged from our first release many years ago to represent the most accurate SP PC&F 6033 of this paint scheme.

 

Available in 6 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EE-1001

Alaska Railway (ARR) Paint Scheme:

Alaska Railway (ARR) Boxcar

In the mid 1990s, Alaska Railway received 50 PC&F 6033 boxcars, and these were painted in Alaska’s striking blue and yellow paint scheme. ARR cars were frequently photographed in Canada and throughout the Pacific Northwest.  ExactRail’s model has exceptionally accurate lettering fonts and colors. 

 

Available in 3 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EE-1004

Western Pacific (WP) ‘1967 As Delivered’ paint scheme:

Western Pacific Model Boxcar - HO Scale

In January of 1967, the Western Pacific purchased five PC&F 6033 boxcars for appliance service. These cars received routing assignments to Moraine, Ohio—far from WP rails.  The artwork and colors has been completely reworked from our first release many years ago, and the result is an exceptionally accurate rendition of this beautiful WP paint scheme.

Available in 5 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EE-1005

Southern Pacific (SP) ‘1967 As Delivered’ paint scheme:

SOUTHERN PACIFIC HO SCALE BOXCAR

In February of 1967, the Southern Pacific received an additional 100-car lot of PC&F 6033 boxcars.  These cars were painted with a yellow door to designate specific service assignments.  This lot was assigned to paper loading service out of Eugene, Oregon.

AVAILABLE IN 6 ROAD NUMBERS! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EE-1008

St. Louis Southwestern (SSW) ‘1967 As Delivered’ repaint scheme: 

Cotton Belt Boxcar

In April of 1967, Cotton Belt received seven PC&F 6033 boxcars that were assigned to appliance service in Louisville, Kentucky. Like the 1966-delivered SP cars, they were outfitted with Car-Pac loaders.  The SSW cars had a different lettering style for the capacity and dimensional blocks from the SP cars.  And of course, you can expect that it is accurately match to the smallest details on our models.  

AVAILABLE IN 6 ROAD NUMBERS! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EE-1010

The Andersons, Inc (BAEX) ex-SP 1967 patch scheme: 

BAEX HO Scale Box Car Model Train

The Andersons, Inc acquired PC&F 6033 boxcars in the second-hand market. These cars primarily consist of ex-SP 1967 cars with the large yellow door.  The Andersons re-stenciled the reporting marks and patched-out the Southern Pacific name.  ExactRail’s model is complete with double COTS blocks, U-1 wheel inspection stencil and ACI tags—all of which the SP would have applied post delivery.  The result is a car that wears its history on its car sides, and ExactRail’s cars have been accurately faded to represent an in-service car of more than 30 years.

 

AVAILABLE IN 3 ROAD NUMBERs! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EE-1016

Southern Illinois Railcar (SIRX) ex-ARR patch scheme:

SIRX Box Car HO Scale Model

Southern Illinois Railcar acquired a group of PC&F 6033 boxcars from the Alaska Railway. These cars feature a slightly faded color of Alaska blue with re-stenciled SIRX reporting marks.  Many SIRX cars are still in service today, some of which near the ExactRail facilities in Utah working out of the Morton Salt plant near the Great Salt Lake.

 

AVAILABLE IN 3 ROAD NUMBERS! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EE-1017
April 15, 2016

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NEW! All New Paint Schemes, Road Numbers & Kits - Bethlehem 3737/3716 Hoppers!

ExactRail Bethlehem 3737 Coal Hopper - Reddy Kilowatt

We are pleased to announce new Paint schemes and Road Numbers & an undecorated kit of our Bethlehem 3737/3716 Hopper!

The Bethlehem 3737/3716 Hopper is an icon railcar of the last quarter century, and ExactRail is pleased to announce the third release of the Bethlehem 3737/3716 Hoppers in 4 all new paint schemes and undecorated kits!

With over 10,000 units produced, this is one of the most prolific, Western steel hoppers of last 40 years.  The first Bethlehem 3737/3716 delivery went to the Chicago & Eastern Illinois in 1973, and subsequent orders went to the Texas & Pacific, Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western as well as various utilities, like Indianapolis Power and Light.  These are still in service as of 2014, and many have been rebuilt into 4000 capacity cars—which, ExactRail also offers HERE!

ExactRail is offering five all-new paint schemes, undecorated kits and new road numbers for four popular MP paint schemes.

        

MISSOURI PACIFIC - 1984 SMALL EAGLE REPAINT - 3737 Paint Scheme:

1984 Small Eagle Repaint Bethlehem Hopper ExactRail Freight Car

In June of 1984, the Union Pacific/Missouri Pacific organization repainted a large number of Bethlehem 3737 and 3716 hoppers into a scheme that we call “small eagle” repaints.   These cars are exceptionally accurate models of the 3737-repaint scheme with all new numbers.  We recommend you mix this paint scheme with the sister “Small Eagle” repaint scheme of the 3716 capacity cars and capture detail and nuance that is only offered by ExactRail.

 

Available in 3 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-81503

MISSOURI PACIFIC - 1984 SMALL EAGLE REPAINT - 3716 Paint Scheme:

3716 Missouri Pacific Coal Hopper

In June of 1984, the Union Pacific/Missouri Pacific organization repainted a large number of Bethlehem 3737 and 3716 hoppers into a scheme that we call “small eagle” repaints with all new numbers   These cars are exceptionally accurate models of the 3716-repaint scheme. We recommend you mix these with the sister “Small Eagle” repaint scheme of the 3737 capacity cars and capture detail and nuance that is only offered by ExactRail.   

 

Available in 3 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-81516

Chicago & North Western (CNW) Bicentennial Paint Scheme:

The CNW #135799 hopper is an exceptionally accurate replica of the prototype bicentennial car. In 1976, Bethlehem fulfilled a 200-car order for 3737 capacity cars for the Chicago & North Western, and the bicentennial paint scheme was the last car in this order.  These cars were moved into Powder River Basin coal service, and the bicentennial car continues to serve the Union Pacific today in its bicentennial paint scheme.

 

The Chicago & North Western Historical Society (CNWHS) was looking for an exceptionally accurate replica for their 2016 annual convention, and we were more than enthusiastic when they chose us. The bicentennial paint scheme was developed exclusively for the Chicago and North Western Historical Society (CNWHS).  You can find it only at www.CNWHS.org.

ONLY AVAILABLE HERE 

Chicago & North Western (CNW) 1971 ‘As Delivered” Paint Scheme:

This all-new paint scheme represents the first delivery of 3737 capacity cars to the Chicago and North Western. These cars were purchased specifically for Powder River Basin coal traffic, which traffic segment was in rapid growth for the CNW. 

 

ExactRail’s model was developed in collaboration with the Chicago & North Western Historical Society, and it features CNW’s Ball and Bar logo and industry-leading lettering and paint details.  These cars would look great interspersed with 13500-135799 series cars Available HERE.

AVAILABLE IN 6 ROAD NUMBERS! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EP-81512

Union Pacific (MP) #588400 repaint scheme:

UP/MP repaint 3737 Hopper - Unique Model Train!

As you’ve come to expect, ExactRail has drilled down beyond offering accurate paint schemes to offer accurate paint schemes of specific road numbers.  This enables you to model to the mixed paint schemes of modern unit coal trains down to specific cars!  Among other things, MP #588400 has accurate H-100-41 class marks, 1991 repaint dates, capacity data and lessee stencils. 

AVAILABLE IN 1 ROAD NUMBER! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EP-81513

Union Pacific (MP) #588145 repaint scheme:

Coal Hopper HO scale model

As you’ve come to expect, ExactRail has drilled down beyond offering accurate paint schemes to offer accurate paint schemes of specific road numbers. This enables you to model to the mixed paint schemes of modern unit coal trains down to specific cars!  Among other things, MP #588145 has accurate H-100-39 class marks, 1991 repaint dates, capacity data and lessee stencils.

 

AVAILABLE IN 1 ROAD NUMBER! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EP-81514

Indianapolis Power & Light (EWSX) 1973 “As Delivered” paint scheme:

Indianapolis Power & Light

Utility companies leased or purchased Bethlehem 3737 hoppers to move coal to Midwestern power companies.  Indianapolis Power & Light painted their #10051-10100 series cars with yellow panels and a large Reddy Kilowatt figure.  ExactRail has rendered with exceptionally accuracy this striking paint scheme. 

 

AVAILABLE IN 12 ROAD NUMBERS! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EP-81515

 

 

 

 

March 23, 2016

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Video review of ExactRail's Bethlehem 3483 Hopper

Thank you to youtuber jlwii2000 for this in depth review of one of our most successful cars ever.

Learn more about availably of the ExactRail - Bethlehem 3483 Hopper HERE

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March 22, 2016

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ExactRail Accepts BitCoin!

ExactRail.com Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments!

We're excited to announce we now accept Bitcoin digital currency. Bitcoin is an innovative payment network and a different kind of money. Check out this video to learn more...

 

GET STARTED WITH BITCOIN!

1. Get A Wallet

Before you can begin to get bitcoins, you first need a wallet.

A Bitcoin wallet is a digital wallet which stores your Bitcoin balance and allows you to transact with other users online and offline. All wallets can communicate with each other similar to emails, so you can send and receive bitcoins to anyone regardless of the type of wallet they use.

You can get a free wallet HERE.

There are several ways to get bitcoins:
  • As payment for goods or services.
  • Purchase bitcoins at a Bitcoin exchange.
  • Exchange bitcoins with someone.
  • Earn bitcoins through competitive mining

2. Shop ExactRail.com

Once you have your wallet setup and ready to go, you can shop just like you always have at ExactRail.com

3. Checkout

After adding products to your cart, simply hit checkout and select Bitcoin as your payment method! 

If you have further questions or need help Contact Us and we'll be happy to help!

 

March 10, 2016

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New and Popular Paint Schemes of the P-S 7315 Waffle Box Car

exactrail.com ps 7315 waffle boxcar union pacific

 

We are proud to announce a new release of our popular P-S 7315 “Waffle” Box Car in 2 all new paint schemes and 3 long anticipated and improved re-releases!

In 1974 and with production lot #9749, Pullman-Standard's Bessemer, Alabama plant began the manufacture the 7315 cubic capacity “waffle” boxcar for the Norfolk and Western Railway. Production continued with additional deliveries to the Santa Fe, Milwaukee Road, Union Pacific and Detroit, Toledo and Ironton.   As seen with our August 13th blog post, 'A Rare Prototype,' the P-S Waffle Box Car continues to serve Class I railroads to the present.

       

Grand Trunk Western (GTW)

GTW P-S 7315 Waffle Box Car - HO Scale ExactRailThis handsome paint scheme represents a common version of the GTW car with the GT logo. The GTW car has accurate lettering fonts, data and artwork, and each car number has been matched to those that were actually repainted into this paint scheme.

Available in 6 road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-80604

Norfolk & Western (N&W) 1974 “As Delivered”

NW P-S 7315 Waffle Box Car - HO Scale ExactRailFeaturing exceptionally accurate artwork that has been refined over our first release. The extended draft gear is painted in yellow, which is both prototypically accurate and absolutely stunning against the black and white, Norfolk & Western paint scheme.

 

Available in 6 road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-80610

Milwaukee Road (MILW) 1974 “As Delivered”

NW P-S 7315 Waffle Box Car - HO Scale ExactRailThis scheme features refined artwork with exceptional attention to accuracy—with accurate lot numbers the builder’s logo and the nuanced end-of-car lettering. The Milwaukee Road purchased five P-S 7315 “Waffle” Boxcars for the auto parts pool, and these were painted in the Milwaukee’s beautiful Federal Yellow paint scheme.

 

Available in 5 road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-80613

Santa Fe (ATSF) Gothic Repaint

atsf P-S 7315 Waffle Box Car - HO Scale ExactRailThis scheme represents a common repaint version of the ATSF P-S 7315 "waffle" boxcars.  The ATSF car has accurate gothic lettering fonts, data and artwork, and each car number has been matched to those that were actually repainted into this paint scheme.

 

Available in 3 road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-80614

Union Pacific (UP) #960872 1985 Repaint

UP P-S 7315 Waffle Box Car - HO Scale ExactRailThis is an accurate replica of a signature paint scheme. For “As Delivered” cars, Union Pacific adopted an unusual lettering arrangement for Union Pacific boxcars, and this repaint version was a simplified version of that paint scheme with accurate letter styles.

 

Unique 1 road number paint scheme! Click HERE to Order: EP-80615

 

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March 01, 2016

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Rocky Mountain Train Show

rocky mountain train show logo

This weekend ExactRail will be displaying and selling at the Rocky Mountain Train Show in Denver, Colorado.

From its inception 39 years ago, the Rocky Mountain Train Show has grown to become the largest model train show west of the Mississippi River.  ExactRail is proud to attend for its second time and looks forward to seeing the show continue to grow.

Stop by on March 5th or 6th at the Denver Mart and see us at booth D-38.

Happy Railroading,

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Chris Brimley

January 27, 2016

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ExactRail is Attending Amherst

amherst railroad hobby show logo

ExactRail is preparing to depart for our 7th Railroad Hobby Show put on by the Amherst Railway Society on January 30th & 31st.  

The Amherst Railway Society started as a small group in the mid 1960s.  Over time, a small get-together of like minded individuals grew into one of the largest model railroading shows in North America.  Since 1982, the Railroad Hobby Show has been held at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

If you are attending, stop by our booth located at Section 39 in the Better Living Center.

Happy Railroading!

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Chris Brimley

January 07, 2016

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NEW! 4 Paint schemes on the Vert-a-pac Autorack!

We are pleased to announce new Paint schemes and Road Numbers of our Vert-A-Pac Autorack!

Back by popular demand, ExactRail offers a limited re-release of the Vert-A-Pac in three all-new paint schemes and all-new road numbers of the Rock Island paint scheme!

Developed in the early 1970’s, the Vert-A-Pac embodies the innovative spirit of the time.  Designed to transport GM H-body cars from points of manufacture to distributors all over the US, the Vert-A-Pac was innovative because vehicles were driven onto each of the Vert-A-Pac's 30 massive doors, which when raised into position, left the cars vertically suspended within.

Originally developed in cooperation between the Southern Pacific and ACF Industries, these auto carriers were on the roster of railroads across the country, and they operated into the early 80's.  Vert-A-Pacs were graced in billboard style paint schemes and often seen in large colorful blocks.  ExactRail accurately equips the Vert-A-Pac with ExactRail’s all-new 70-Ton "Low Boy" Barber truck with 28” precision CNC-machined wheels.

We are pleased to offer the Vert-A-Pac Autorack in exceptionally accurate paint schemes.

        

Rio Grande - DRGW


Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) 1970 “As Delivered” paint scheme: Rio Grande received a first delivery of Vert-A-Pacs in June of 1970.  Both the rack and the flat car were delivered in boxcar red paint with the attractive flying Rio Grande emblem on the car side.

 

Available in 3 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EE-1213

Merchant's Dispatch - MDT

Merchants Dispatch Transportation (MDT): In the minds of many enthusiasts, Merchants Dispatch is thought of as a refrigerator car line.  However, MDT owned Vert-A-Pacs as well, and photographs of these cars are among the most elusive of the Vert-A-Pac cars.  Eight years after the original release of ExactRail’s Vert-A-Pac, we have finally assembled enough reference material to be able to offer the MDT paint scheme!   

 

Available in 3 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EE-1214

Rock Island - RI

Rock Island(RI) 1970 “As Delivered” paint scheme:  In July of 1970, Rock Island received Vert-A-Pacs with large billboard lettering.  Our artwork was developed from extensive inspection photos taken by the Rock Island when the cars were received by the railroad.

AVAILABLE IN 3 ROAD NUMBERS! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EE-1215

Baltimore & Ohio - B&O

Baltimore & Ohio (B&O):  Baltimore and Ohio received Vert-A-Pacs in the well-recognized ‘capital dome’ paint scheme.  In fact, there is a photo of a B&O Vert-A-Pac of this same scheme in Provo, Utah—only a block from where the ExactRail offices are located!  Although proof is not needed, this photo is additional evidence that any paint scheme of Vert-A-Pac could be found anywhere along Vert-A-Pacs pool routes.

AVAILABLE IN 3 ROAD NUMBERS! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EE-1216

 

 

 

 

 

November 05, 2015

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New! 4 Paint schemes with new road numbers of the FMC 5277 “Combo Door” Boxcar

We are pleased to announce new Paint schemes and Road Numbers of our FMC 5277 “Combo Door” Boxcar

In May and June of 1978, the American Rail Box Car Company (Railbox) sought a unique design of 70-ton Plate C boxcars from FMC. These cars had a 6' plug doors in addition to the regular 10' Youngstown slider. These "Combo Door" ABOX boxcars have since became one of the recognizable boxcars from the late 1970s to the present.
Through October 1984 to July 1985, the Canadian National acquired nearly 1,000 of the original ABOX FMC 5277 “Combo Door” boxcars. Some cars were completely repainted Tuscan Red by CN's Moncton, N.B. shops. Others bore the original ABOX paint scheme with re-stenciled reporting marks for the Canadian National (CNA), and ExactRail is offering both paint schemes!
ExactRail is pleased to offer the FMC 5277 “Combo Door” boxcar with all-new road numbers. Accurately rendered, ExactRail goes the distance by offering two versions of Stanray X-panel non-overhanging roofs (an 11 panel and 9 panel) to match the different roofs of the prototypes.
        

ABOX : As Delivered - 11 Panel Roof

Railbox (ABOX) 1978 “As Delivered” paint scheme: These boxcars are from the #51000 – 51950 series and have an 11-panel Stanray roof. Our HO scale replica features exceptionally accurate artwork from the stencil breaks in the capacity data to the meticulously matched paint colors.

 

Available in 12 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EE-1805

ABOX : Repaint Scheme - 9 Panel Roof

Railbox (ABOX) repaint scheme: These cars are from #50400 – 50599 series and have a 9-panel Stanray roof. Like all of our products, our HO Scale replica features exceptionally accurate artwork and meticulously matched paint colors.  

 

Available in 3 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EE-1806

CN : 1985 "WET NOODLE" WITH 9 PANEL ROOF

Canadian National (CNA) 1985 “Wet Noodle” full re-paint scheme: These Canadian National Moncton repaint cars are beautifully finished with 1985 repaint stencils. These cars would look great intermixed with the CNA 1984 re-stencil paint schemes!

AVAILABLE IN 6 ROAD NUMBERS! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EE-1807

CN : 1984 CNA PATCH WITH 9 PANEL ROOF

Canadian National (CNA) 1984 re-stencil paint scheme: Many Canadian National owned FMC 5277 Combo Door Boxcars were never repainted from the original owner paint schemes. These cars received a black patch and new CNA reporting marks and road numbers. These boxcars would look great intermixed with CNA 1985 “Wet-Noodle” re-paint scheme!

AVAILABLE IN 3 ROAD NUMBERS! CLICK HERE TO ORDER: EE-1808

 

 

 

 

 

October 15, 2015

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NEW Trinity 6275 Plug Door Boxcar Numbers & Paint Schemes in HO & N!

 

Back by popular demand, ExactRail offers a limited re-release of the Trinity 6275 Plug Door Boxcar in the all-new ‘Forward-Thinking’ paint schemes and 12 all-new road numbers of the ‘As Delivered’ paint scheme!

Beginning in 2004, TTX Company began receiving Trinity Industries Inc. 6275 cubic capacity, plug door boxcars.  With a fleet of over 600 Trinity-built cars, and over 1100 similar cars built from NSC and Gunderson, this modern car is everywhere!

ExactRail’s model features accurate fonts and colors.  It is adorned with stand-off detail, including ExactRail’s separate door tracks, door bars, etched stainless steel cross-over walks, and wire formed grab irons.  Furthermore, the Trinity 6275 Plug Door Boxcar features steel-nailable flooring that is meticulously recreated, and ExactRail’s narrow draft box with shank wedges, striker casting and full nut and bolt detail.

           

TTX/FBOX 2004 “As Delivered” 


This paint scheme represents the FBOX car as the lot was delivered from Trinity Industries in 2004.
  This model accurately captures the smallest details—including extraordinarily well-rendered warning labels on the doors!  Check these out!This paint scheme represents the FBOX car as the lot was delivered from Trinity Industries in 2004.  This model accurately captures the smallest details—including extraordinarily well-rendered warning labels on the doors!  Check these out!

Available in 12 road Numbers!
Click HERE for HO - Click HERE for N

TTX/FBOX #504634 “Forward Thinking” Repaint

TTX/FBOX #504634 is a remarkable replica of this one-of-a-kind paint scheme.  ExactRail’s model has unique artwork to represent all of the repaint details of the prototype—unique on all four sides, all the way around the car!  This is includes some of the unique idiosyncrasies of the prototype—including the way in which the prototype logo sort-of “haphazardly” wraps across the ribs.

 

Available in 1 road Number!
Click HERE for HO - Click HERE for N

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