November 03, 2016

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New Road Numbers and a new Paint Scheme on the Trinity TRINCool 64' Reefer!

With bold symmetry and modern aesthetics, few pieces of rollingstock communicate ‘contemporary’ as strongly as the Trinity 64’ TRINCool Reefer

The modern reefer is a contemporary vindication for the perishable trade of yore when railroads moved carloads of perishable traffic by the thousands.  Speaking to this heritage, the ARMN reporting marks have reference to the American Refrigerator Transit Company, a refrigerator car line formed in 1881 via a joint venture between the Missouri Pacific and Wabash Railroads.  Now in the care of Union Pacific, ARMN reefers are often seen in hot schedule Q Trains, which is the UP’s designation for premium manifest traffic.

ExactRail is proud to offer the third release of our Phase I Trinity 64’ TRINCool Reefer!  Replete with detail, ExactRail’s modern reefer includes separately applied release valve rods, the safety chain on the A-end platform, reporting marks on the truck side frames, etched metal filler caps, fuel tank gauge with pad printed read-outs, separately applied and painted temperature box, and precision micro-tailed huck bolts.  It also features color and lettering styles, which are the most accurately rendered.

The Trinity 64’ TRINCool Reefer features:

  • Precision designed and tooled in the United States!
  • ExactRail's CNC-machined wheels
  • ExactRail's exclusive 100-ton ASF Ride Control trucks
  • Kadee #156 “scale” whisker couplers
  • Narrow-style draft box, featuring: shank wedges, striker casting and full nut and bolt  detail.
  • Numerous hand-applied details, including: separately applied air hoses, brake roads and brake appliances.
  • Hand-applied details.
  • Accurate fonts, colors and lettering placement
  • Photo-etched, stainless steel brake platforms and brass bulkhead caps!
  • Exceptionally accurate printing and color.
        

Union Pacific /ARMN ‘As Delivered’ paint scheme:

ExactRail is proud to offer the third release of our popular phase I Trinity 64’ TRINCool Reefer in 12 all-new road numbers. This model has over 15 unique painted colors.  (And you thought the Trinity reefer was just a big white car!)  We would be surprised if any model train manufacturer has given more attention to matching the number of subtle variations of color on a freight car as we have to the Trinity Reefer.

     Available in 12 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-81051

    Union Pacific/ARMN Repatch Scheme:


    Around 2014, Union Pacific began relocating the reporting marks and car numbers of Trinity 64’ TRINCool reefers to a place much higher on the car side—presumably, in an effort to keep them from being masked with graffiti. ExactRail is proud to offer this interesting iteration for the first time!  Every road number offered in this set of paint schemes has been verified as having received this re-lettered scheme.

     

    Available in 12 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-81052
    October 04, 2016

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    NEW! 3 NEW PAINT SCHEMES OF THE P-S 5277 "WAFFLE" BOXCAR

    THE PULLMAN-STANDARD 5277 WAFFLE BOXCAR IS A TRUE SIGNATURE CLASSIC! 

    The Southern Railway purchased nearly 5,000 of these 70-ton boxcars.  ExactRail is pleased to offer one of our most sought after HO Scale freight cars!

    Featuring the finest precision micro-tooling and finish-work in the industry, ExactRail's Southern 5277 “Waffle” boxcar is a platinum quality model—complete with Kadee #58 couplers, coupler cut levers, numerous wire-formed and fine-scale details, accurate underbody details and ExactRail's exclusive equalized trucks.  ExactRail's Signature Series Southern 5277 “Waffle” Box Car is an exclusive replica to be appreciated by enthusiasts and collectors alike.

    THE P-S 5277 “WAFFLE” BOXCAR FEATURES: 

    • Precision designed and tooled in the United States!
    • ExactRail's CNC-machined wheels
    • ExactRail's exclusive Barber 70 ton S-2 trucks
    • Etched-metal crossover walks
    • Free-standing wire details
    • Hand-applied details
    • Accurate fonts, colors and lettering placement
    • Meticulously reproduced underbody detail and steel nail able floor
    • Razor sharp painting and printing
            

    THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY (SOU) ‘1971 AS DELIVERED’ PAINT SCHEME:

    In October of 1971, the Southern received 400 Pullman-Standard 5277 “Waffle” boxcars as P-S Lot 9523.  This is the first time this paint scheme (as-delivered paint scheme with no Hennessy door openers and no re-stencil data) has been offered so accurately.   If you are a Southern modelers, this is the car that you can absolutely not do without.

     Available in 12 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-81801

    THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY (SOU) ‘1976 AS DELIVERED’ PAINT SCHEME


    In February of 1976, Southern received [series] of Pullman-Standard 5277 “Waffle” Boxcars with Hennessy door openers. The Southern received a number of different P-S 5277 “Waffle” Boxcar lots with door assists.  The purpose of the door assist was to help shippers and consignees open doors without forklifts, which damaged car doors.  ExactRail’s model has exceptionally accurate lettering fonts and colors.

     

    Available in 6 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-81802

    THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY (SOU) ‘1984 EUROPA’ REPAINT SCHEME:


    In January of 1984, the Norfolk Southern Corporation began repainting Southern Railway Pullman-Standard 5277 “Waffle” Boxcars in a new paint scheme.  The Southern Railway called this the “Europa” paint scheme.  If you model post-1984, this paint scheme would look great interspersed among our other Southern waffle boxcars!

     

    Available in 3 Road Numbers! Click HERE to Order: EP-81803

    August 09, 2016

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

    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

     We appreciate this video. To see more from jlwii2000 click HERE
    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

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    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

     

    For additional information about this prototype and other available paint schemes click below:
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    March 01, 2016

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    Rocky Mountain Train Show

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    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

     

     

     

     

     

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