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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 40011

Circus passenger car (Blue Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 40011 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 40011, RBBX, Circus 40000 series, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 28 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

Former coach Amtrak 4590, ex-UP 5550, built by American Car & Foundry in 1954. Assigned to Amtrak Florida trains in July 1977. [courtesy of Amtrak (unofficial) 1978-1979 Annual, Craig T. Anderson, Rail Transportation Archives, San Francisco, 1978, p. 117.]

RBBX 40011: RBBB car type coach, aluminum car body (AL), built in 1954 by ACF as Union Pacific Railroad 5550, acquired by RBBB in 1984 from Amtrak 4590, numbered RBBX 40011. In 1999 it was located with the Blue Unit with house number 171. [Source: 1999 Circus Train Consist list, Domestic Transportation Department, Feld Entertainment, Inc., Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Combined Shows Inc., revised 7/12/99, printed 10/13/99.]

Former coach Amtrak 4590, ex-UP 5550, built by American Car & Foundry in 1954. Assigned to Amtrak Florida trains in July 1977. [courtesy of Amtrak (unofficial) 1978-1979 Annual, Craig T. Anderson, Rail Transportation Archives, San Francisco, 1978, p. 117.]

Car markings on RBBX 40011: Circus Blue Train 1998 house number 171. [November 1998]

Equipment characteristics of RBBX 40011: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 143,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 77,000 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 0"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 40011: Maintenance of Way, Scale, Passenger, Caboose and End-of-Train, Mechanical Designation: PS; Outside Length: 85 ft 6 in; AAR Car Type Code: M530; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 14 ft 0 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 2 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 143,000 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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