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Date Photographed

26 November 1999

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train, Metra, and rail equipment at the Galewood yard.

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Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 43005 Circus passenger car (Red Unit) and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 41301 Circus passenger car (Red Unit) [near] as dusk sets. RBBX 41301 is the only car of the 1999 Red train that continues to display the word "Circus."

RBBX 43005, RBBX 41301, RBBX, Circus 43000 series, RBBX Red Unit, Circus, Circus 41000 series, photographed on 26 November 1999 at Galewood yard by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD88 digital camera (with tripod) [railfan/1999/11/99b26461.jpg] NEW 5 December 1999

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RBBX 43005: RBBB car type coach, aluminum car body (AL), built in 1964 by Steel Car as Union Pacific Railroad 5535, acquired by RBBB in 1995 from Amtrak 4611, numbered RBBX 43005. In 1999 it was located with the Red Unit with house number 8. [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.]

Equipment characteristics of RBBX 43005: 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' 3"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, December 1999]

Railcar fleet details for RBBX 43005: 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: 135,400 lbs. [courtesy of CSXT Railcar Fleet Details, December 1999]

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