During the last weekend in October, 2010, the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus Blue Unit train arrived in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The Luzerne and Susquehanna Railway was tasked with the job of delivering the rail cars that housed the performers, animals and equipment. For 5 days you could spot the rail cars parked at various locations along the tracks running thru the Wilkes-Barre area. Below are photos of some of the cars that could be found around town. (Photos by Andrew Hoke)


Luzerne and Susquehanna #600 SW-1 Locomotive
parked behind Pizza Hut in Hanover


Another view of the Locomotive and the
Residential Coaches that house the circus performers.


line of Residential Coaches that house the performers that
were parked in Hanover along the Sans Souci Pkwy


Residential Coaches that house the circus performers


RBBX #41301 - Residential Coach #168


RBBX #41309 - Residential Coach #175


RBBX #40016 - Residential Coach #167


RBBX #40016 - Residential Coach #167


RBBX #40011 - Residential Coach #180


RBBX #41308 - Residential Coach #174


RBBX #60001 - Shop Car #166 (Circus Train Crew)


RBBX #43003 - Residential Coach #177


Residential Coaches


RBBX #43009, #41308 & #41309 Residential Coaches


Residential Coaches


RBBX #43009 - Residential Coach #173


RBBX #42015 - Residential Coach #179


RBBX #42010 - Residential Coach #176


This line of Large Animal Cars was parked along Wilkes-Barre Blvd
on the other side of town.


Another view of the Large Animal Cars


RBBX #60006 - Large Animal Car #2


RBBX #60010 - Large Animal Car #3


RBBX #60017 - Large Animal Car #4


RBBX #63009 - Large Animal Car #1


the line of flat cars used to haul the vehicles and containers
of equipment and the tractors used to unload it.


the line of flat cars used to haul the vehicles and containers
of equipment and the tractors used to unload it.


RBBX #80704 - 89 Flat Car for hauling equipment


RBBX #84801 - 89 Container Car for equipment


RBBX #84802 - 89 Container Car for equipment


RBBX #84801 & #84802 - 89 Container Cars


The Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Red Unit Circus Train Large Animal Cars along Rt. 26 in State College, PA in June of 2005.
(photos by Andrew Hoke)


Nittany and Bald Eagle GP-8 #1602 and RBBX #63011, #63004, #63006 & #63002.


RBBX #63011


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