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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 43008

Circus passenger car (Red Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 41406 Circus passenger car (Red Unit) and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 43008 Circus passenger car (Red Unit) [distant] at dusk in Galewood yard.

(RBBX 41406, RBBX 43008, RBBX, Circus 41000 series, RBBX Red Unit, Circus, Circus 43000 series, photographed on 26 November 1999 at Galewood yard).     Image size is available.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 43008 Circus passenger car (Red Unit) and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 41406 Circus passenger car (Red Unit) [distant] at dusk in Galewood yard.

(RBBX 43008, RBBX 41406, RBBX, Circus 43000 series, RBBX Red Unit, Circus, Circus 41000 series, photographed on 26 November 1999 at Galewood yard).     Image size is available.

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Consolidated stencil panel on Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 43008 Circus passenger car (Red Unit). Weathering effect of spillage is also shown.

(RBBX 43008, Panels, RBBX, Circus 43000 series, RBBX Red Unit, Circus, other, photographed on 26 November 1999 at Galewood yard).     Image size is available.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 43008 Circus passenger car (Red Unit) in the Galewood yard.

(RBBX 43008, RBBX, Circus 43000 series, RBBX Red Unit, Circus, photographed on 26 November 1999 at Galewood yard).     Image size is available.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 43008 Circus passenger car (Red Unit) in the Galewood yard.

(RBBX 43008, RBBX, Circus 43000 series, RBBX Red Unit, Circus, photographed on 26 November 1999 at Galewood yard).     Image size is available.

RBBX 43008: RBBB car type coach, aluminum car body (AL), built in 1964 by Steel Car as Union Pacific Railroad 5542, acquired by RBBB in 1995 from Amtrak 4617, numbered RBBX 43008. In 1999 it was located with the Red Unit with house number 20. [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.]

Car markings on RBBX 40003: Circus Red Train 1999 house number 20. [26 November 1999]

Equipment characteristics of RBBX 43008: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 135,400 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 84,600 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 3"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, December 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 43008: 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 3 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 0 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 135,400 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, December 1999]

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