RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 8618 Union Pacific EMD SD70ACe at Maxville, Florida by Kevin Andrusia
 
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Union Pacific (more..)
EMD SD70ACe (more..)
CSXT Wildwood Subdivision (more..)
Maxville, Florida, USA (more..)
January, 2016
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UP 8618 (more..)
CSXT P92303 (more..)
Kevin Andrusia (more..)
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Remarks & Notes 
The annual tradition of rounding up the kids to watch the circus animals parade to or from the train is coming to an end. The Blue "Legends" and Red "Xtreme" editions carried on into 2016 without change (or, in Blue's case, a break) due to the elephant retirement being sped up into May of this year. At that time, Ringling will unroll the new editions of the Red & Blue units, which will require adjustments to the train consists. It was also speculated with this news that the Red Unit may be grounded after 2018, leaving what's left of the Blue Unit to carry on the tradition. Their Gold Unit, that traveled by truck, is no more. It was retired in 2015. This may partially explain why the leased facility in Port Manatee, which was said to be their wintering grounds for the next decade, only needs to accommodate one full trainset. Originally looked like the unit scheduled to winter in Tampa would move here while the other would do so in Orlando, or even Tampa perhaps....and that turned out not to be the case at all. So here, for now, we have the complete Blue Unit speeding towards Tampa...not to winter, but for immediate shows.
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