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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 60017

Circus large animal car (Blue Unit)

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These cars are used to transport large animals such as elephants. They were set several long coach lengths west of the passenger train.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 60017 Circus large animal car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 60017, RBBX, Circus support cars, 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 60017 Circus large animal car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 60017, RBBX, Circus support cars, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

RBBX 60017: RBBB car type stock, aluminum car body (AL), built in 1961 by ACF as Union Pacific Railroad 6304, acquired by RBBB in 1995 from Union Pacific Railroad 904807, numbered RBBX 60017. In 1999 it was located with the Blue Unit. [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.]

Equipment characteristics of RBBX 60017: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 126,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 330,000 pounds, load limit 100,000 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 5"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 60017: 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: 126,000 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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