Vert-A-Pac Autorack : MDT
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.
Merchants Dispatch Transportation (MDT) Paint Scheme:
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!
EXACTRAIL'S VERT-A-PAC AUTORACK IS COMPLETE WITH EXCLUSIVE FEATURES, INCLUDING:
- Designed, engineered and tooled in the United States!
- All-new paint schemes!
- Factory installed Kadee® No.5® couplers
- 28" CNC-machined metal wheel sets
- Exclusive "Low Boy" Barber 70 Ton trucks wheel sets
- Body mounted couplers with a long shank to accommodate 22" radius curves
- Exceptionally accurate printing and true-to-life colors!