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The Philadelphia Chapter of the

National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Day - 06/01/2004

NS Harrisburg Line June 1 2004

NS 047, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus train (Blue Unit), paused at Abrams Yard before crossing over the Schuykill River to the Morrisville Line to complete its trip to Trenton NJ.

Here are shots of the animal cars on the head end.


Stock car RBBX 63009 former Union Pacific 5762
Stock car RBBX 60006 former Union Pacific 6312
Stock car 60010 former Union Pacific 6318
Stock car RBBX 60017 former Union Pacific 6304
Power car 63005 was the only car on the train displaying the old logo. It is former UP 5748.
A couple of the passengers getting a breath of fresh air during the wait.


All pictures June 1 2004 c. 2004 John P. Almeida

Thanks to Rhett Coates for car heritage information

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Last Updated June 3, 2004