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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 41303

Circus passenger car (Blue Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 41303 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 41303, RBBX, Circus 41000 series, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Norfolk Southern 3288 GM EMD SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive leads an autorack train past the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 41303 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(NS 3288, RBBX 41303, NS, GM EMD SD40-2, NS locomotives, Locomotives, RBBX, Circus 41000 series, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 41303 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 41303, RBBX, Circus 41000 series, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 41303 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 41303, RBBX, Circus 41000 series, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 28 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 41303 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 41303, RBBX, Circus 41000 series, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 28 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 41303 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 41303, RBBX, Circus 41000 series, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 28 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

RBBX 41303: RBBB car type coach, stainless steel car body (SS), built in 1949 by Budd as Pennsylvania Railroad 8253, acquired by RBBB in 1992 from KSRX 5434, numbered RBBX 41303. In 1999 it was located with the Blue Unit with house number 176. [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.]

Addition: RBBX 41303 was built as Pennsylvania Railroad 8253 "Coatesville Inn". [courtesy of Jack Deasy, Alexandria (Virginia), December 1999.]

Car markings on RBBX 41303: Circus Blue Train 1998 house number 176. [November 1998]

Equipment characteristics of RBBX 41303: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 138,500 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 81,500 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 5"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 41303: 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 5 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 0 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 138,500 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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