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#1 VentureForth

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:16 AM

With the ending of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, does anyone know what has or is happening to their railcars?

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:46 AM

What we know is documented here.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:47 AM

With the ending of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, does anyone know what has or is happening to their railcars?

 

I understand they have been auctioned. Probably dispersed among different buyers in different locations.

 

No idea how many have gone for scrap versus how many are finding a new purpose.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:59 PM

PM me and I can send you a spreadsheet with the cars listed. The largest buyers are NCDOT with 9 cars, PAXX/Crossroads Rail with 12, EL Dining Car Society has 2, Cincinnati Dinner Train 2.
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:37 PM

There are a few ex-Circus Train cars at the Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish and Willow, FL.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:39 PM

Some former circus performers have also purchased individual cars and are placing them on their personal property.

I.believe that Circus World Museum in Baraboo got one or two.

And I think one was donated to a ministry group which aids retired circus people.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 06:43 AM

16-20 cars were recently sent to Williston Family Farm in Florida




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