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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train

Anaheim, CA
August 2008

Story and photographs copyright 2008 by Richard Elgenson
RailNews Network writer

It is a rare occasion that a mile long train uses this line.  It is used mostly by Amtrak and Metrolink passenger trains.  UP sends their Costa Mesa local freight through.  BNSF also uses this line for local freight switching too.  Becasue the circus train was still mostly on the freight track it passed me slowly.


Union Pacific power took this train all the way to San Diego.
Various circus personnel were in the vestibule watching the sight of Angel Stadium.
I received more than one friendly wave.


Finally the freight portion of the train passed.

I did not expect to see this train again.  What I did see is on the following pages.

Circus Train Page 3