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National Railway Historical Society
Established in 1936
Railfan Pictures of the Week - 06/01/2008
|CSX Trenton Line Woodbourne Station Langhorne PA May 30 2008|
The paint scheme has changed since the last time the James E. Strates Carnival Train was featured back in 2004. The orange still lingers on a few pieces back on the flat cars, but the new image is that of a darker blue and white scheme on both the passenger cars and flat cars as well as many other pieces of equipment. Here CSX P903 waits at CP Woodbourne for Q418 to fix a stuck hand brake up ahead at CP Trent. Click here for YouTube video of 2008 version, and here for the 2004 version.
JESX 21, the observation car, is former Chesapeake and Ohio business car 21, and was named for the carnival's home city, "ORLANDO FLORIDA", before the new paint job.
|JESX 51 previously wore the name "POMPANO BEACH FLORIDA", and before that "HARRINGTON DELAWARE", across its letterboard.|
|JESX 18 is the power car for the passenger cars.|
|JESX 5 last wore "WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA".|
|"ALBANY GEORGIA" was the namesake city for JESX 4.|
|Over the years, JESX 3 has had "WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA", "HALLANDALE FLORIDA" and "GAITHERSBURG MARYLAND" painted on its sides.|
|JESX 2 was first named "RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA", and later "SYRACUSE NEW YORK". JESX 52, a former Royal American Shows car which was on last year's train but has since been retired, was last named "RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA" and is scheduled to be scrapped.|
|JESX 1 was named for "ANDERSON SOUTH CAROLINA".|
|Coupled up to the flat cars was JESX 7, former Long Island Railroad coach 2926. The previous JESX 7, which had been named "HAMBURG NEW YORK", was retired and is now owned by National Railway historical Society (Central New York Chapter) and is now RHSX 7.|
All pictures May 30 2008 Copyright © 2008 John P. Almeida
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