Due to constrained availability of information on car names, paint schemes, etc., I am modeling a JES train as of the 1957 refresh of the cars.

The paint scheme was pastel blue with dark blue lines and lettering...

The car names are known to be:

  • Stratesville (#1)
  • Syracuse (#2)
  • Raleigh (#3)
  • York (#4)
  • Hamburg (likely car #5 due to history of name in 1960s)
  • Clearfield (likely car #6 due to history of name in 1960s)
  • Danville (likely car #8 due to history of name in 1960s)
  • Shelby (likely car #9 due to history of name in 1960s)
  • Florence (#10)
  • Charleston (#11)
  • Corning (#13)
  • Binghamton
  • Charlotte
  • Elmira

The 1957 train was known to run with 50 cars, including 14 "coaches," 34 flats (Warren & Mount Vernon), a box car and a stock car. I figure a good representation will be 20-22 cars, so I am shooting for 6 "coaches," 14 flat cars, and a stock car.

NOTES:

  • The "pie car" was not created until 1959.
  • The 6-3's were not acquired until 1959.
  • The IHC cars produced in JES are inaccurate as they represent Pullman 12-1 and 8-1-2 plans.

 

Car No. Road No. Car Name/Type Model Manufacturer
1

1

need

STRATESVILLE

need to scratchbuild, paint, and decal

 
2

2

SYRACUSE

[Plan 3975C -- 1 drawing room, 3 compartments, buffet, lounge, sunroom] 

need to strip, paint, decal

Walthers 
3

4

YORK

  [Plan 3975C -- 1 drawing room, 3 compartments, buffet, lounge, sunroom]

need to strip, paint, decal

Walthers 
4

 5

pending

HAMBURG [?]

 [Plan 3959 -- 3 compartment, 2 drawing room, observation]

need to strip, paint, decal

Walthers 
5

10

need 

FLORENCE

 [Plan 3959 -- 3 compartment, 2 drawing room, observation]

need to strip, paint, decal

Walthers 
6

7 or 14 

pending

 TBD

[Plan 3523 -- 6 compartment 3 bedroom]

need to strip, paint, decal

Walthers
7 47 Stock Car Walthers
8 53  Warren Flat Car Walthers
9 41  Mount Vernon Flat Car Walthers
10 52  Warren Flat Car Walthers
11 45  Warren Flat Car Walthers
12 24  Warren Flat Car Walthers
13 28  Mount Vernon Flat Car Walthers
14 TBD  Mount Vernon Flat Car
duplicate road number #28; need to reletter and assemble
Walthers
15 TBD  Warren Flat Car
duplicate road number #24; need to reletter and assemble
Walthers
16 TBD Warren Flat Car
undec; need to paint, decal and assemble
Walthers
17 TBD  Warren Flat Car
undec; need to paint, decal and assemble
Walthers
18

TBD

Warren Flat Car 

need to strip, paint, decal and assemble

Walthers
19

TBD 

Mount Vernon Flat Car 

need to strip, paint, decal and assemble

Walthers
20

TBD

Mount Vernon Flat Car 

need to strip, paint, decal and assemble

Walthers
21

39

Warren Flat Car 

"Ramp Car"

need to strip, paint, decal and assemble

Walthers