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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 43009

Circus passenger car (Blue Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 43009 Circus passenger car (Blue Unit) tied-down in the Galewood rail yard.

RBBX 43009, RBBX, Circus 43000 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/1998/11/98b28i16.jpg]

RBBX 43009: RBBB car type coach, aluminum car body (AL), built in 1960 by Steel Car as Union Pacific Railroad 5488, acquired by RBBB in 1985 from Amtrak 4647, numbered RBBX 43009. In 1999 it was located with the Blue Unit with house number 173. [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 43009: Circus Blue Train 1998 house number 173 [November 1998]

Equipment characteristics of RBBX 43009: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 135,400 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 84,600 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 6"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 43009: 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 2 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 135,400 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, November 1999]

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Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 10 September 2020 at 23:32. 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.