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Date Photographed

28 November 1998

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus train at the Galewood Yard.

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 42204 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

RBBX 42204, RBBX, Circus 42000 series, RBBX Blue Unit, Circus, photographed on 28 November 1998 at Galewood rail yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/11/98b28i14.jpg]

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Former sleeper Amtrak 2803 Volusia County, ex-SCL 6657, built by Pullman-Standard in 1950, sold to Autotrain in February 1977. [courtesy of Amtrak (unofficial) 1978-1979 Annual, Craig T. Anderson, Rail Transportation Archives, San Francisco, 1978, p. 112.]

RBBX 42204: RBBB car type coach, carbon steel car body (SC), built in 1950 by Pullman as Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad 2618, acquired by RBBB in 1978 from Amtrak 2803, numbered RBBX 42204. In 1999 it was located with the Blue Unit with house number 172. [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.]

Addition: RBBX 42204 was built as Chesapeake & Ohio 2618 "City of Alderson". [courtesy of Jack Deasy, Alexandria (Virginia), December 1999.]

Former sleeper Amtrak 2803 Volusia County, ex-SCL 6657, built by Pullman-Standard in 1950, sold to Autotrain in February 1977. [courtesy of Amtrak (unofficial) 1978-1979 Annual, Craig T. Anderson, Rail Transportation Archives, San Francisco, 1978, p. 112.]

Car markings on RBBX 42204: Circus Blue Train 1998 house number 172. [November 1998]

Equipment characteristics of RBBX 42204: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 131,500 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 88,500 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 42204: 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 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 1 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 131,500 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 21 April 2019 at 14:24. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.