Circus personnel prepare a cut of wagons for loading during the circus' last revenue rollout in Charleston, W.Va., in May 2017.
Ringling Bros.' Jerry Bentley leads a set of covered wagons onto the circus' fleet of privately owned flat cars during the last loadout in Charleston, W.Va., in May 2017.
The last circus train on the former L&N swings through the curves at Boyd as it heads toward the Queen City for the final time
Ringling Brothers funeral train, P923-24, nears the western shore of the Susquehanna River.
Funeral train The remnant of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus train makes its way across the Susquehanna River at Havre de Grace, Md. The train is devoid of life -- all the ... (more)
One final view from the Bear Mountain Bridge as the P927 (CSX/Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus Red Train) rolls over the trestle at Iona Island and shows a spectacular reflection off of t... (more)
The Newark Liberty International Airport Station of Amtrak/NJ TRANSIT was a logical choice for catching the electric power on the head end of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Blue Tra... (more)
As the Norfolk Southern Corp 047/Conrail OI-17/ Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Blue Train was at the North Elizabeth station of NJ TRANSIT. With the The Virginian Railway NS heritage un... (more)
There's few places, if any, outside of the Northeast Corridor where one can stand near a rail yard and be surrounded by several cuts of passenger cars from various heritages. As a fleet of more th... (more)
Chasing the circus train became an annual tradition for me in 1983, and I did my best to make time for it all the way up to the very end.
It was very poetic that the last time I shot an active circus train, it was here at this same spot, looking the other way in the morning. Now, with the last rays of the light, the curtain falls on... (more)
The circus train rolls around the curve in Plant City one last time as it heads home to Palmetto.
The Ringling Brothers blue unit train makes its final pass through the town of Goose Creek as it is Florida bound where the cars will be delivered to its new owners.
In the great many years I've been documenting the circus trains, I've always wanted to shoot "the other way" from Orient Road to get the train snaking into the yard. Something has alway... (more)