Strates Winter QuartersJES Winter Quarters in Florida.

The James E. Strates Shows

One thing that can be said about the JES paint schemes was that... they were flexible!

There were always deviations from the norm.

In addition, the names of the cars were typically changed each year to represent the towns where the carnival was scheduled. 

 

1935 Paint Scheme

 

- 1940 +

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Need to determine start date for this scheme.

Strates 4 c1940

- 1942 +

Need to determine start date for this scheme.

Strates 1 1942

- 1948 to 1949 +

This photograph was dated 1948 and posted to FaceBook by JES. It appears much like the 1953 scheme that follows, but with light lettering on a dark background.

yellow/orange with light lettering/car name

Need to determine start date for this scheme.

Strates 1948

1954 Paint Scheme

 

Strates 4 1954scheme

New Cars For 1957!

1957 Paint Scheme

Strates 11 two tone

1963 Paint Scheme

Strates 3 1963

1967 Paint Scheme

Strates 5 1967 scheme

1970 Paint Scheme

strates 5 1970ish blue

New Cars For 1973!

1973 Paint Scheme

Strates 6 1973

- 1975 +

Need to determine start date for this scheme.

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Need to determine start date for this scheme.

It has been suggested that this was a 1976 scheme for the bi-centennial.

Strates 3 3

- 1978 +

Need to determine start date for this scheme.

Strates 5 yellowash

1980 Paint Scheme

Still in use in 1986.

Strates 4 1997scheme

New Cars For 1987! 

- 1988 to 1991

Need to determine start date for this scheme. eBay photos purportedly from 1991 show the train still in the 1980 scheme.

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJfiE0t8UYo

Strates 3 4

1992 Paint Scheme

Strates 5 1992scheme

1997 Paint Scheme

Strates 5 2004

2008 Paint Scheme

Strates 5 2009