In 1985, the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI ran the Circus Train to the Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee. In 1985 the route followed the C&NW from Baraboo to Janesville, where there would be an overnight stay, then onto Milwaukee via Des Plaines, IL all on C&NW rail. The photos show the train stopped in downtown Janesville for exhibition. It was later moved to the C&NW railyard (now UP) on the southside of the city for overnight storage before continuing in the morning.
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|C&NW 4-6-0 #1385 in the lead of the Circus Train. The F-Units were in case of problems.|
|Close-up of #1385.|
|Steamer and engines at different angle.|
|View looking back along train. Large bar (old wharehouse) in background burned in a spectacular fire in 1987. Took 24 hours to burn out, could be seen from Fort Atkinson. A Burger King is now in its place.|
|One of many ornate wagons.|