THE REXALL TRAIN – ROYAL AMERICAN SHOWS – JAMES E. STRATES SHOWS

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Some important changes were recently made at Flickr.com that affects how a person views images and I felt it is important enough of a change to mention it here.  In the past clicking on an image or right clicking on an image provided for larger sizes to be chosen, and, as it is with the vast majority of shots linked to from this website, a considerably larger image could be seen.  Now left clicking on the download icon (shown at left) in the lower right corner of the screen will bring up the available sizes for all images, all one has to do now is to choose the size and it will load.  I hope that this info will help in viewing images at Flickr.


 
 
 
When viewing images that are hosted by various Libraries, state-run archives and Universities keep in mind that with most you can click on the icon that looks like the image to the left to view larger sizes of the image.  While size still is limited in some larger sizes the image will be considerably larger than if it were viewed in the original pane, which helps greatly in seeing detail on various cars.  I will be attempting to edit various links to show the larger image but in the mean time this will help anyone interested to be able to view the larger image until the conversion is complete.



 The Rexall Train
  • Rexall Train pages at Theme Trains - This section of the Theme Trains website features good information and background on the cars, and engine, that made up this train.  Roster pages include interior shots of the various cars as well as histories on them.
  • Terminal RR Association of St. Louis Historical and Technical Society - The Double issue 55-56 Summer/Autumn 2000 bulliten by this group features an extensive article about the Rexall Train, the company's history and its untimate break-up.  At $10.00, plus $1 for postage this is the single best resource for learning about this train, with complete histories on the cars as well as a number of photos of the train.  Not a Show train, the train was a rolling display for Rexall drug store owners to come and see what the company had, as well as to be wined and dined by company representatives.  I have a copy of this issue myself and it is well worth the money to buy it!!!

     Royal American Shows
  • Royal American Shows group @ Yahoo! Groups - This group is a great place to discuss the Royal American Shows history as well as to get to know some of the folks who worked for the carnival.  A great place for general information about this great carnival.
  • Carnival History's Album @ Flickr - This album features photos of a variety of things related to the RAS, including shots of freight cars, rides and wagons.
  • RAS 35:1 - wood vestibuled coach.  (History???) (D. ROSS)
  • RAS 35:2 - (ex-PULL) HW Plan 2410 12 Sect - 1 DR.  (History???) (E.C. LEATHERBERRY)
  • RAS 35 - (E.C. LEATHERBERRY)
  • RAS 50:1 - (ex-35?) wood vestibuled coach.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 50:2 - (ex-PULL) HW 12 Sect - 1 DR.  (History???) (RRSHOW1)
  • RAS 51:1 - wood vestibuled coach resheathed in metal.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 51 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 51:2 - (ex-L&N 3051 Kentucky Club, exx-PULL Kentucky, nee-Mt. Langford) Mod. HW lounge car rblt. from 10 Sect - lounge solarium observation, originally 10 Sect - lounge observation. (RRSHOW1)
  • RAS 51 - (S. JACKOUSKI)
  • RAS 56 Tampa, Florida - (ex-RF&P Powhatan) HW diner - parlor. (S. JACKOUSKI)
  • RAS 57:1 - wood vestibuled coach rblt. to house car.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 58 - (ex-ACL) Mod. HW coach.  (History???) (MADDRAFT)
  • RAS 60 - (ex-PULL Mountain Mills) HW 10 Sect - lounge observation. (RRSHOW1)
  • RAS 60 - (BLOGGER.COM)
  • RAS 60 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RAS 60 - (M. LLANUZA)
  • RAS 60 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 63 - (ex-N&W) HW coach.  (History???) (S. JACKOUSKI)
  • RAS 64 - (ex-SLSF 1402 Tulsa) HW lounge, Marathon, Fl. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 65:1 - wood vestibuled generator - coach rblt. from baggage - coach.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 65 - note generator engine radiator in the right hand opening. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 69 - (ex-Arthur Bros Circus, nee-???) wood vestibuled mail - baggage - coach.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 71 - (ex-L&N 2457, nee-2607) HW coach rblt. to house car. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RAS 71 - @ Railway Museum of Great Cincinnati.
  • RAS 72 - (ex-RF&P 535, nee-87) HW coach rblt. to house car, on Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley.
  • RAS 76 - HW coach.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 77 - (ex-PULL Seneca Valley) HW 1 SBR - 1 DR - lounge Sun Room solarium observation. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 77 - (JLF64)
  • RAS 77 - (D. ZACCARDI)
  • RAS 81:1 - (ex-PULL TC 2386, nee-Overdale) HW Plan 3958A 14 Sect. (FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RAS 81:2 - (ex-PULL Glen Alta) HW 6 Comp - 3 DR. (ILLINOIS RWY. MUSEUM)
  • RAS 81 - (M. MILEY)
  • RAS 81 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • RAS 81 - (SAWDUST AND SPANGLES)
  • RAS 101 - (ex-ATSF) corrugated baggage.  (History???) (S. JACKOUSKI)
  • RAS 102 - (ex-ATSF) corrugated baggage.  (History???) (S. JACKOUSKI)
  • RAS 103 - (ex-ATSF) corrugated baggage.  (History???) (S. JACKOUSKI)
  • RAS 104 - (ex-ATSF???) Budd baggage.  (History???) (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • RAS 104 - (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)

     JESX - James E. Strates Shows
  • Strates Shows group @ Yahoo! Groups - This group is a great place to discuss the James E. Strates Shows history and present operations.  A great place for general information about this great carnival.
  • E26LTG's Album @ Flickr - This album features photos of a variety of things related to the Freak Shows, including shots of freight cars and wagons.
  • RR Picture Archives Strates Shows rolling stock - Listings of photos for a variety of freight cars, as well as the passenger cars listed below.
  • JESX 1 Stratesville - wood vestibuled private car resheathed in metal. (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 1 Anderson, South Carolina - (ex-IC) Mod. HW coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 1 Anderson South Carolina - (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 1 - (PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER, NRHS)
  • JESX 1 - (K. RAMP, JR.)
  • JESX 2 Syracuse - (ex-PULL Palm Lane) HW 3 Comp - 2 DR - buffet Sunroom lounge observation. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 Raleigh, North Carolina - (ex-EL Kittatannock, nee-DL&W) PS LW 10 Rmt - 6 DBR. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 Syracuse - leased to San Luis & Rio Grande.
  • JESX 2 Syracuse, New York - (ex-IC) Mod. HW coach. (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 2 Syracuse, New York - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 Syracuse, New York - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 Syracuse, New York - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 2 - (PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER, NRHS)
  • JESX 3 Winston - Salem, North Carolina - (ex-EL Tunkhannock, nee-DL&W) LW 10 Rmt - 6 DBR. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 3 Hollywood Florida - (ex-RAS 83, exx-IC 2682, exxx-3250, nee-3142) Mod. HW P2682 coach rblt. to house car, red, white and blue paint. (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 3 Gaithersburg, Maryland - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 3 - in solid maroon. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 3 Hallandale, Florida - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 3 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 3 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 3 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 3 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 3 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 3 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 3 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 3 - (PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER, NRHS)
  • JESX 3 - (K. RAMP, JR.)
  • JESX 4 Clearfield Penn - (ex-EL Kittantinny, nee-DL&W) ACF 10 Rmt - 6 DBR. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 4 Albany, Georgia - (ex-SCL, nee-ACL) Mod. HW coach.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 4 Albany Georgia - (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 4 - (PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER, NRHS)
  • JESX 5 Raleigh - (ex-PULL) HW Plan 3959 3 Comp - 2 DR - lounge obervation.  (History???) (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 5 Winston Salem North Carolina - (ex-RAS, nee-IC) Mod. HW P2681-class coach rblt. to house car.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 5 Winston - Salem North Carolina - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 5 - (K. RAMP, JR.)
  • JESX 5 - (J. LUBCHANSKY — WAYBACK MACHINE)
  • JESX 5 - (PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER, NRHS)
  • JESX 7 Nashville - (ex-PULL) HW Plan 6 Comp - 3 DR.  (History???) (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 7 Hamburgh, New York - (ex-8975 James Francis Jones, exx-PRR 8427 William Wallace Atterbury) PS LW 2 DR - 1 Comp - BR - lounge observation, in maroon. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 Hamburgh, New York - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 Hamburgh, New York - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 Hamburgh, New York - (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 7 - as San Luis & Rio Grande.
  • JESX 7 - (ex-LI 2926) LW MP75 coach in new blue and gray. (T. GUNZELMAN)
  • JESX 7 - (PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER, NRHS)
  • JESX 7 - (S. BROOKS)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 7 - (SMBROOKS_2000)
  • JESX 7 - (P.M. GOLDSTIEN)
  • JESX 7 - (P.M. GOLDSTIEN)
  • JESX 7 - (H.A. MICKLEY)
  • JESX 7 - (H.A. MICKLEY)
  • JESX 8 York - (ex-PULL) HW Plan 2421 10 Sect - lounge observation.  (History???) (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 10 Harrington - (ex-PULL) HW Plan 3959 3 Comp - 2 DR - lounge obervation.  (History???) (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX Eighteen - (ex-ATSF) PS corrugated generator car rblt. from baggage - express.  (History???) (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 18 - (J. LUBCHANSKY — WAYBACK MACHINE)
  • JESX 18 - (PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER, NRHS)
  • JESX 18 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 18 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 18 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 18 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 18 - (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • JESX 18 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 18 - (P.M. GOLDSTIEN)
  • JESX 18 - (H.A. MICKLEY)
  • JESX 18 - (H.A. MICKLEY)
  • JESX 21 Orlando, Florida - (ex-C&O 21) Mod. HW business car, corrugation removed by Strates Shows, solid maroon paint. (K.R. JOSKER)
  • JESX 21 Orlando Florida - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 21 Orlando Florida - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 21 - (J. LUBCHANSKY — WAYBACK MACHINE)
  • JESX 21 - (PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER, NRHS)
  • JESX 21 - (S. BROOKS)
  • JESX 21 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 21 - (C. LASHLEY)
  • JESX 21 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 21 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 21 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 21 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 21 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 21 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 21 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 21 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 21 - (SMBROOKS_2000)
  • JESX 21 - (RCHRDCNNNGHM)
  • JESX 21 - (C. LASHLEY)
  • JESX 21 - (H.A. MICKLEY)
  • JESX 21 - (H.A. MICKLEY)
  • JESX 21 - (H.A. MICKLEY)
  • JESX 21 - (E.C. LEATHERBERRY)
  • JESX 49 - (ex-RI) PS corrugated baggage - mail.  (History???) (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 51 Ponpano Beach Florida - (ex-RAS, nee-IC) Mod. HW P2679-class coach rblt. to house car.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 51 Ponpano Beach Florida - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 51 Harrington, New York - (J. LUBCHANSKY — WAYBACK MACHINE)
  • JESX 51 Harrington, New York - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 51 Harrington Delaware - (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 51 - (PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER, NRHS)
  • JESX 51 - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • JESX 51 - (K. RAMP, JR.)
  • JESX 52 Raleigh North Carolina - (ex-SCL, nee-ACL) Mod. HW coach rblt. to house car.  (History???) (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • JESX 52 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 101:2 - (ex-104:1, exx-ESRX 801, exxx-MNCR/MTA, exxxx-PC, nee-NYC) Budd house car rblt. from 108-seat coach, originally from 56-seat coach.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 101 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 101 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 101 - (P.M. GOLDSTIEN)
  • JESX 101 - (P.M. GOLDSTIEN)
  • JESX 102:1 - (ex-BKRR 1709, exx-ESRX, exxx-MNCR/MTA 2109, exxxx-PC 1709, exxxxx-NYC, nee-2577 Daniel D. Topmpkins) Budd 108-seat coach rblt. from 56-seat, Re# 103:2. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 102:2 - (ex-JESX 101:1, exx-ESRX 801, exxxx-MNCR/MTA, exxxxx-PC, nee-NYC) Budd house car rblt. from 108-seat coach, originally from 56-seat coach.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 102 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 102 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 102 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 102 - (P.M. GOLDSTIEN)
  • JESX 102 - (P.M. GOLDSTIEN)
  • JESX 103:1 - (ex-BKRR 2106, exx-ESRX, exxx-MNCR/MTA 1706, exxxx-PC, nee-NYC 2569) Budd house car rblt. from 108-seat coach, originally from 56-seat coach. (H.A. MICKLEY)
  • JESX 103:2 - (ex-JESX 102:1, exx-ESRX, exxx-MNCR/MTA, exxx-PC, nee-NYC) Budd house car rblt. from 108-seat coach, originally from 56-seat coach.  (History???) (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 103 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 103 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 103 - (P.M. GOLDSTIEN)
  • JESX 103 - (P.M. GOLDSTIEN)
  • JESX 104:2 - (ex-JESX 102:1, exx-BKRR 1709, exxx-ESRX, exxxx-MNCR/MTA 2109, exxxxx-PC 1709, exxxxxx-NYC, nee-2577 Daniel D. Tompkins) Budd 108-seat coach rblt. from 56-seat. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 104 - (RAILCAR PHOTOS)
  • JESX 104 - (P.M. GOLDSTIEN)
  • JESX 104 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • JESX 8975 James Francis Jones - (ex-PRR 8427 William Wallace Atterbury) PS LW 2 DR - 1 Comp - BR - lounge observation.  To JESX 7. (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • EL Cohocton - (ex-DL&W) ACF LW 10 Rmt - 6 DBR. (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • EL Kittatinny - (ex-DL&W) ACF LW 10 Rmt - 6 DBR. (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • EL Lackawanna - (ex-DL&W) ACF LW 10 Rmt - 6 DBR. (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • EL Pocono - (ex-DL&W) ACF LW 10 Rmt - 6 DBR. (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • EL Pride of Youngstown - (ex-ERIE) PS 10 Rmt - 5 DBR. (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • EL Tunkhannock - (ex-DL&W) ACF LW 10 Rmt - 6 DBR. (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • EL 770 - (ex-DL&W 470) Budd slab-side dining car. (S. JACKOWSKI)
  • RI 802 - PS corrugated baggage - mail. (S. JACKOWSKI)

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