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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 42109

Circus passenger car (Blue Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 42109 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) is bedecked with satellite dishes in the Galewood rail yard, viewed from the Central Avenue bridge.

(RBBX 42109, RBBX, Circus 42000 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 42109 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) is bedecked with satellite dishes in the Galewood rail yard, viewed from the Central Avenue bridge.

(RBBX 42109, RBBX, Circus 42000 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 42109 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 42109, RBBX, Circus 42000 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 42109 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 42109, RBBX, Circus 42000 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 42109 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 42109, RBBX, Circus 42000 series, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 28 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

RBBX 42109: RBBB car type coach, carbon steel car body (CS), built in 1949 by Pullman as Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac 410, acquired by RBBB in 1978, numbered RBBX 42109. In 1999 it was located with the Blue Unit with house number 175. [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 42109 was built as Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac 410 "Colonial Beach". [courtesy of Jack Deasy, Alexandria (Virginia), December 1999.]

Car markings on RBBX 42109: Circus Blue Train 1998 house number 175. [November 1998]

Equipment characteristics of RBBX 42109: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 133,300 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 86,700 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 13' 8"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 42109: 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: 13 ft 8 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 0 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 133,300 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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