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Circus trains
Photos of the circus moving by rail
Photo Album By: Ken Szok
 
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Photo ID: 750274

Hiding in the trees after long careers hauling passengers, then becoming homes for circus employees. Kinda reminds me of the Katy Caboose from the book "The Caboose Who Got Loose" by Bi... (more)

Railroad: Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey (RBBX)
Locomotive: Passenger Car
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBBX 40006
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 2019


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Oct 07, 2020

Views: 5,396
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Photo ID: 642644

Circus personnel prepare a cut of wagons for loading during the circus' last revenue rollout in Charleston, W.Va., in May 2017.

Railroad: Kanawha River Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 07, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Dec 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 642643

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.

Railroad: Kanawha River Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 07, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Dec 29, 2017

Views: 1,453
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Photo ID: 642641

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Jerry Bentley takes a moment to rest in-between circus train duties as the greatest show on earth's tenure draws to a close during the second-to-last per... (more)

Railroad: Kanawha River Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Dickinson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 06, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Dec 29, 2017

Views: 1,829
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Photo ID: 642640

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey assistant trainmaster Mike Achhammer poses with the Blue Unit consist during the circus' second to last show ever.

Railroad: Kanawha River Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Dickinson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 06, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Dec 29, 2017

Views: 1,486
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Favorited: 11


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Photo ID: 642637

A former Southern Pacific GP35 now dressed up for Watco's Kanawha River Railroad switches the Ringling Bros. circus train fleet in the Dickinson Yard near Charleston, W.Va., in May 2017.

Railroad: Kanawha River Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Dickinson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 3901
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 06, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Dec 29, 2017

Views: 1,073
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Photo ID: 642635

A pair of Watco's Kanawha River Railroad Geeps switch the Ringling Bros. circus train in the railroad's Dickinson Yard south of Charleston, W.Va., in May 2017.

Railroad: Kanawha River Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP39
Location: Dickinson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 3904
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 06, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Dec 29, 2017

Views: 1,512
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Photo ID: 642634

Looking for like a passenger yard than a freight yard, a Kanawha River Railroad conductor protects the shove as the entire Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey passenger train is switched for positi... (more)

Railroad: Kanawha River Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Dickinson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 06, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Dec 29, 2017

Views: 1,358
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 642633

While documenting the final days of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train in May 2017, I watched a family and their small child ride his bike along the right-of-way in-between evenin... (more)

Railroad: Kanawha River Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Dickinson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 06, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Dec 29, 2017

Views: 1,323
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 642632

The Kanawha River Railroad's Dickinson Yard was used in May 2017 to switch the entire passenger consist of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train in preparation for its disposition ea... (more)

Railroad: Kanawha River Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Dickinson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 06, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Dec 29, 2017

Views: 2,279
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Photo ID: 636813

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

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Boyd, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 7736
Train ID: CSX P926
Photo Date: March 07, 2017


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By: Gage ODell

Added: Nov 03, 2017

Views: 1,018
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Photo ID: 630521

The Ringling Brothers Circus train blasts on by Recker rd after suffering a delayed departure out of PHX

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Mesa, United States
Locomotive #: UP 8616
Train ID: SPXSA-27
Photo Date: June 27, 2016


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By: Ryan Adams

Added: Sep 15, 2017

Views: 1,064
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Photo ID: 622998

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)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 3159
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 24, 2017


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Jul 12, 2017

Views: 5,127
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 621916

The last fully loaded Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus train is greeted with a hello and goodbye by the residents of Shenandoah, Va. Upon arrival on Long Island in New York the next da... (more)

Railroad: Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey (RBBX)
Locomotive: None
Location: Shenandoah, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 09, 2017


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Jul 03, 2017

Views: 1,998
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 621697

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)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: ES44AH
Location: Bear Mountain, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 3174
Train ID: P927
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Jul 01, 2017

Views: 1,219
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Favorited: 4
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