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Circus Red Unit cars

In Chicago in 1999 (each car of the consist)

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While the Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Red Unit train was in Chicago in 1999 I was able to photograph each car of the train, including each passenger car, large animal car, and vehicle flat car. There are several photos of most cars, taken from various angles.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 60012   Circus Pie car (Red Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 60013   Circus Power & Dormatory car (Red Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 63002   Circus baggage (Red Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 63004   Circus large animal car (Red Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 63006   Circus large animal car (Red Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 80701   Circus flat car (Red Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 80705   Circus flat car (Red Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 80709   Circus flat car (Red Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 80715   Circus flat car (Red Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 80716   Circus flat car (Red Unit)

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Roster of RBBB cars
Train Consist of RBBB cars
History of RBBB cars
Year Built of RBBB cars
Year Acquired of RBBB cars
Builders of RBBB cars


The Red Unit train and the Blue Unit train alternate years on their routes and change their programming (and performers) on a two-year cycle. The Blue Unit train appeared in Chicago in November of 1998 and is scheduled to return in November of 2000. The Red Unit train appeared in Chicago in November of 1999 and is scheduled to return in November of 2001.

The official Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus Web site is located at http://www.ringling.com. A brief discussion of circus life on the road is presented at http://www.ringling.com/onstage/road/town/. The Web site of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located at http://www.ringling.org.

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