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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey & Bailey Circus

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Circus Train tied-down in the Galewood rail yard, looking west and down from the Central Avenue bridge. A "pig" (piggyback) train is in the foreground and the Hanson Park station on the far right.

(Circus Train, Circus, Galewood Yard, Hanson Park station, index, Rail Yards, All Metra Stations, Metra MD W, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Circus Train tied-down in the Galewood rail yard, looking west and down from the Central Avenue bridge.

(Circus Train, Circus, Galewood Yard, index, Rail Yards, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Circus Train tied-down in the Galewood rail yard, looking west and down from the Central Avenue bridge. A "pig" (piggyback) train is in the right background.

(Circus Train, Circus, Galewood Yard, index, Rail Yards, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Circus Train (on the far left) in the Galewood rail yard, looking west and down from the Central Avenue bridge. The four large animal cars can be seen west of and detached from the remainder of the train. A "pig" (piggyback) train is in the foreground, beside an eastbound Metra train that is approaching the Hanson Park station.

(Circus Train, Circus, Galewood Yard, Hanson Park station, index, Rail Yards, All Metra Stations, Metra MD W, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Circus Train Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey & Bailey Circus tied-down in the Galewood rail yard, looking east and down from the Central Avenue bridge. The two container cars can be seen at the far end of the consist. A "pig" (piggyback) train is in the yard to the left. The string of flat cars (not photographed) are on a siding behind the brush at the distant right corner of our view.

(Circus Train, Circus, Galewood Yard, index, Rail Yards, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Circus Train Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey & Bailey Circus tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(Circus Train, Circus, Galewood Yard, index, Rail Yards, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Circus Train tied-down in the Galewood rail yard, looking east and down from the Central Avenue bridge. A "pig" (piggyback) train is tied-down beside the circus train.

(Circus Train, Circus, Galewood Yard, index, Rail Yards, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Circus Train tied-down in the Galewood rail yard (far left), looking west and down from the Central Avenue bridge. It is a busy place, with a stopped westbound freight, an oncoming (eastbound) freight locomitive in the distance, a tied-down "pig" (piggyback) train, and to our right a westbound Metra bilevel commuter train is pulling into the Hanson Park station.

(Circus Train, Circus, Galewood Yard, Hanson Park station, index, Rail Yards, All Metra Stations, Metra MD W, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Circus Train viewed from the wast in the Galewood rail yard.

(Circus Train, Circus, photographed on 28 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Circus Train beneath the Central Avenue overpass in the Galewood rail yard.

(Circus Train, Circus, Galewood Yard, index, Rail Yards, photographed on 28 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

This train is so long that I was not able to get a photograph of the entire train in one shot.

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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