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These cars carry and provide homes for traveling members of the circus.

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Circus 40000 series passenger cars   Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey & Bailey Circus

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Circus 41000 series passenger cars   Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey & Bailey Circus

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Circus 42000 series passenger cars   Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey & Bailey Circus

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Circus 43000 series passenger cars   Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey & Bailey Circus

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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.

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 21 April 2019 at 14:24. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.