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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 40017

Circus passenger car (Red Unit)

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 40010 Circus passenger car (Red Unit), Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 40017 Circus passenger car (Red Unit), Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 63002 Circus baggage (Red Unit), and the rest of the passenger cars of the Circus train in Galewood yard.

RBBX 40010, RBBX 40017, RBBX 63002, RBBX, Circus 40000 series, RBBX Red Unit, Circus, Circus support cars, photographed on 26 November 1999 at Galewood yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/1999/11/99b26233.jpg] NEW 2 December 1999

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RBBX 40017: RBBB car type coach, aluminum car body (AL), built in 1954 by ACF as Union Pacific Railroad 5464, acquired by RBBB in 1994 from GOLD 4805, numbered RBBX 40017. In 1999 it was located with the Red Unit with house number 33. [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 40003: Circus Red Train 1999 house number 33. [26 November 1999]

Equipment characteristics of RBBX 40017: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 143,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 77,000 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 3"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, November 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 40017: 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 3 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 0 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 143,000 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, December 1999]

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Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 11 June 2020 at 00:47. 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.