|Lettering||White outlined scroll, with red fill, and white "James E. Strates Shows".|
|Car Name Location||Letterboard, in yellow|
|Car Number||Whte outlined oval at each end, with red fill, and white number. One end contains the prefix "JES ".|
Initial date of scheme documented by Goldsack (p.90).
#53, the caboose, was painted in bright red with yellow lettering. [p.90, Goldsack]