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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 63001

Circus Pie car (Blue Unit)

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Herald detail on the side of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 63001 Pie Car while it was tied-down in the Galewood rail yard, viewed from the Hanson Park Metra station. An empty piggyback flat car can be see in the foreground with the Central Avenue bridge in the background.

(RBBX 63001, Heralds, RBBX, Circus support cars, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, other, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 63001 Pie Car tied-down in the Galewood rail yard, viewed from the Hanson Park Metra station. An empty piggyback flat car can be see in the foreground with the Central Avenue bridge in the background.

(RBBX 63001, 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 63001 Circus Pie car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 63001, 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 63001 Circus Pie car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 63001, 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 63001 Circus Pie car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 63001, RBBX, Circus support cars, 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 63001 Circus Pie car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 63001, RBBX, Circus support cars, 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 63001 Circus Pie car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 63001, RBBX, Circus support cars, 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 63001 Circus Pie car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 63001, RBBX, Circus support cars, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 28 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

RBBX 63001: RBBB car type coach, aluminum car body (AL), built in 1961 by Steel Car as Union Pacific Railroad 6327, acquired by RBBB in 1972, numbered RBBX 63001. In 1999 it was located with the Blue Unit with house number 181. [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 63001: Circus Blue Train 1998 house number 181. [November 1998]

Equipment characteristics of RBBX 63001: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 127,300 pounds, total gross weight allowed 330,000 pounds, load limit 100,000 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 3"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 63001: 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 4 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 127,300 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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