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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Day - 05/26/2008

NS Connecting Track CP Ford Norristown PA May 19 2008

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Blue Unit - one car at a time with car information verified by Rhett Coates of Circus Train Yahoogroup and gleaned from various sources including 1999 RBBX Car Roster and UP Passenger Car Roster .

RBBX 60001 - Shop - House Car 166 - former Union Pacific Postal Storage 5749, rebuilt to maintenance of way 904274 - St. Louis Car Company
RBBX 84801 - COFC* 89 ft. - former Grand Trunk Western 304235 - Bethlehem Steel
RBBX 84802 - COFC* 89 ft. - former JTTX 151227 - Bethlehem Steel
*COFC, the Circus CONTAINER CARS, are prototype "kitbash" cars: two, 40-ft. containers were added to the cars with a joining doorway between them (on EACH car), and were permanently mounted on the originial TOFC-service flatcars.
RBBX 80710 - Flat Car - Purchased new - American Car Foundry
RBBX 84704 - 89 ft. - former Grand Trunk Western 303076 - Bethlehem Steel
RBBX 80705 - Flat car - former Grand Trunk Western 303079 - Bethlehem Steel
RBBX 80713 - Flat Car - Purchased new - American Car Foundry

All pictures May 19 2008 Copyright © 2008 John P. Almeida

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