27 November 1998
Diesel locomotives in Bensenville Yard and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus train at the Galewood Yard.
Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.
|Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 42110 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard, viewed from the Hanson Park station. An empty piggyback flat car can be see in the foreground with the Central Avenue bridge in the background.|
RBBX 42110, RBBX, Circus 42000 series, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 27 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/11/98b27g19.jpg]
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RBBX 42110: RBBB car type coach, carbon steel car body (CS), built in 1950 by Pullman as Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 7050, acquired by RBBB in 1978 from Amtrak 2805, numbered RBBX 42110. In 1999 it was located with the Blue Unit with house number 179. [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.]
Correction: RBBX 42110 was built as Chesapeake & Ohio 2603 "City of Mount Hope".
[courtesy of Jack Deasy, Alexandria (Virginia), December 1999.]
Car markings on RBBX 42110: Circus Blue Train 1998 house number 179. [November 1998]
Equipment characteristics of RBBX 42110: 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 14' 4"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]
Railcar fleet details for RBBX 42110: 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 4 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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