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Shows, Carnival and Circus trains

For many years there were a number of circus and carnival shows that travelled Canada and the United States by special train. Conklin Shows, Brantford continues to travel in Canada but has not used rail for many years.
Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows, still operates two trains for their circus shows.
Carnivals were generally smaller than circuses but Royal American Shows, Tampa, Florida
was said to be the largest carnival in the world and operated 90 cars. They lasted into the late 1990's.

 

CP 2424 doubleheading with 2342 with Royal American Shows carnival train.
Brandon, Manitoba L.A.Stuckey/Bruce Chapman Collection

CP 2432 with Royal American Shows carnival train.
Brandon, Manitoba L.A.Stuckey/Bruce Chapman Collection

 

 




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