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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 84804

Circus container car (Red Unit)

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Soo Line 1549 GM EMD MP15AC diesel-electric locomotive switches the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus train in Galewood yard.

SOO 1549, RBBX 84804, SOO, GM EMD MP15AC, SOO locomotives, Locomotives, RBBX, Circus support cars, RBBX Red Unit, Circus, photographed on 26 November 1999 at Galewood yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/1999/11/99b26202.jpg] NEW 2 December 1999

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RBBX 84804: RBBB car type flat, carbon steel car body (CS), built in 1973 by Bethlem as Grand Trunk Western Railroad 303081, acquired by RBBB in 1989, numbered RBBX 84804. In 1999 it was located with the Red 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.]

Car markings on RBBX 84803: 2 IN HF COMP SHOES. [26 November 1999]

Equipment characteristics of RBBX 84804: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 79,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 200,000 pounds, external dimensions (length 94' 6", width 10' 0", height 13' 3"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, November 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 84804: 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: 79,000 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, December 1999]

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