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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 84801

Circus container car (Blue Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 84801 Circus container car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 84801, 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 84801 Circus container car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

(RBBX 84801, RBBX, Circus support cars, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 28 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard).     Image size is available.

RBBX 84801: RBBB car type flat, carbon steel car body (CS), built in 1964 by Bethlem as Grand Trunk Western Railroad 304235, acquired by RBBB in 1986, numbered RBBX 84801. 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 84801: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 71,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 200,000 pounds, load limit 100 pounds, external dimensions (length 94' 6", width 10' 0", height 13' 3"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 84801: Maintenance of Way, Scale, Passenger, Caboose and End-of-Train, Mechanical Designation: PS; Outside Length: 94 ft 6 in; AAR Car Type Code: M530; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 0 in; Outside Extreme Height: 13 ft 3 in; Height of Extreme Width: 4 ft 0 in; Plate Clearance: B; Tare Weight: 71,000 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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