The Ringling Bros. Circus Train has departed New Hampshire for the last time and takes its final journey over B&M rails towards the CSX interchange in Worcester. The line follows the bends in the ... (more)
In its final run ever South out of New Hampshire the "Circus Extra" passes through Forge Village in Westford, MA. Pan AM power brought the train to this location before a pair of CSX units was put... (more)
Pan AM power lead by FP9 PAR 2 heads South light over the Wachusett Reservoir bound for Worcester. The engines will meet at Barbers with the Providence & Worcester and take the Ringling Brothers a... (more)
Pan Am Railways bid farewell to the Ringling Bros Circus train by sending down their FP9 locomotives PAR 1 and 2 to power the train, in addition to 3 other units. Here, the circus extra parallels ... (more)
In the spirit of the circus train movement, the conductor of the Southbound light power is dressed as a clown. This light power movement provided a rare opportunity to photograph PAR 2 leading.
PAR 1 leads a blue all EMD consist through the curve at Clinton with a trail of blue smoke.They are leading the Ringling Bothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train. This is the final season for this... (more)
After a re-crew at the yard, PAR 1 leads a blue all EMD consist out of the wye at Ayer with the Ringling Bothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train. This is the final season for this train as the ci... (more)
PAR 1 leads a blue all EMD consist around the bend at Sterling with the Ringling Bothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train. This is the final season for this train as the circus is shutting down.
Railfans all across Massachusetts swarmed along the Pan Am Worcester - Ayer route when Pan Am decided to put their OCS F-Units on the head of one of the last-ever Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bail... (more)
To the delight of railfans across New England, Pan Am Railways decided to use the FP9 locomotives normally reserved for the office car special to lead their leg of the circus train move. The FP9s ... (more)
PAR 2 lead the light engines South out of Ayer to interchange with the Providence & Worcester and pick up the Circus Extra which is bound for Manchester, NH.
For the final time in its storied career, there Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus train arrives in Worcester with a P&W crew using a mix of CSX and NS power.
After starting a small brush fire and walking the train for over two hours the circus extra finally gets under way as it crosses the wachusett reservoir
Detouring over the Worcester branch due to track work on district 3 the circus extra led by typical CSX power crawls over the still river in Harvard MA