Strates undated possibly 1957

The JES train in 1957 scheme.

The James E. Strates Shows

The following table lists accurate models of the original floor plans for cars used over the life of the JES trains. JES made many modifications to the cars after acquisitions, so use photographs as the basis for accurate modeling.

The assumption is made that you will have to custom paint and decal the rolling stock.

 NOTES:

  • The IHC cars produced in JES are inaccurate as they represent Pullman 12-1 and 8-1-2 plans.

1956-1972 Trains

Car Plan Car Names Models
  #1  
P-S 3975

#2, #4
[1 drawing room, 3 compartments, buffet, lounge, sunroom]

Walthers
P-S 2540  #3, #6, #11
[8 compartments, solarium]
 
P-S 3959

#5, #10 and two others
[3 compartment, 2 drawing room, observation]

Walthers
P-S 3523

#7, #14
[6 compartments, 3 drawing room]

After 1959.

Atlas (ex-Branchline)

Walthers

P-S 2521J #8 
[10 sections, observation, lounge]
Union Station Products (sides) 
 P-S 3988 #9 
[1 drawing room, 1 single bedroom, buffet, lounge, solarium]
 Coach Yard (brass)
  #12  
  #21  
 

#47, #49
Stock Car

Walthers 

Sparkling Star Models c/o Allen Pollack
  70' Mount Vernon Flat
The 70 foot Mount Vernon flat cars can be distinguished by the pot belly sides with ribs.

Walthers

Sparkling Star Models c/o Allen Pollack
  72' Warren Flat
The 72 foot Warren flat car had no ribs and gently arcing sides on both top and bottom. 

Walthers

Sparkling Star Models c/o Allen Pollack
  85' Piggyback Flat  

1972-1994 Trains

 Car Plan Car Names Models 
P-S 4186 #1 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Walthers 
ACF 9008

#2 RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA

#3 SYRACUSE NEW YORK

#4 CLEARFIELD PENN (1978), YORK PENNSYLVANIA (1978-1981), HAMBURG NEW YORK (1981)

#5 LANDOVER MARYLAND (1983)

 Hallmark
(brass)
  #6 HAMBURG NEW YORK (1978)  
P-S 4134

#7, #8975
[2 drawing rooms, 1, compartment, 1 double bedroom]

Walthers
P-S 3988 #9
[1 single bedroom, 1 drawing room, buffet, lounge, observation]
Coach Yard (brass) 
  #21 ORLANDO FLORIDA  
  #47
Baggage Car
 
  #48
Tavern Lounge
 
 

#53
Caboose

After 1989

Tangent Scale Models
  85' Piggyback Flat  

1994-Present Trains

Car Plan  Car Names Models 
  #1 ANDERSON SOUTH CAROLINA  
  #2 SYRACUSE NEW YORK  
  #3 HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA (1994), HALLANDALE FLORIDA (1996), GAITHERSBURG MARYLAND (2005 - 2009)
Modified coach (P2678-class) converted to crew car.
 
  #4 ALBANY GEORGIA  
  #5 WINSTON-SALEM NORTH CAROLINA (2009)  
P-S 4134

#7, #8975
[2 drawing rooms, 1, compartment, 1 double bedroom]

 Walthers
  Class P72 120 seat non-MU coach.  
  #21 ORLANDO FLORIDA (1965)  
  #51
P2679-class coach rblt. to house car.
 
  #52
Coach rblt. to house car.
 
 

#53
Caboose

After 1989

 Tangent Scale Models
 

#101, #102, #103
Budd house car rblt. from 108-seat coach, originally from 56-seat coach.

 
  85' Piggyback Flat