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 Post subject: 16 Coaches of Ringling Brothers Train Being Preserved
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:41 pm 

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I've know about this for a while but the associate of mine putting this together asked that everyone remain quiet until now.

https://www.facebook.com/Kirbyfamilyfar ... 5SqC-dkI2s

The 16 coaches from the Ringling Brothers circus train that disappeared in Florida some months ago have been hiding out in preparation for their installation at Kirby Family Farm in Williston, FL. They will be maintained in original condition (with the circus logos intact) and will be used as housing for volunteers and children's group attending activities at the farm.

The move will involve lifting the cars one by one from the Florida Northern mainline that runs by the farm where they will be placed on 2000' purpose built display track. Along with the coaches several of the Ringling flatcars will also be joining them.


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 Post subject: Re: 16 Coaches of Ringling Brothers Train Being Preserved
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:54 am 

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I just received a reply from Daryl at Kirby Family Farms, after I had asked if they could supply the cars numbers they acquired. Here is a list of those cars, sorted by their RBBX numbers. I have added their former UP numbers.

RBBX 40001 (UP 5450)
RBBX 40002 (UP 5451)
RBBX 40004 (UP 5457)
RBBX 40005 (UP 5458)
RBBX 40011 (UP 5550)
RBBX 40013 (UP 1102; American General)
RBBX 40014 (UP 1103; American View)
RBBX 40015 (UP 5460)
RBBX 40016 (UP 5461)
RBBX 40017 (UP 5464)
RBBX 42001 (UP 5401)
RBBX 42006 (UP 5410)
RBBX 42014 (UP 5431)
RBBX 42015 (UP 5432)
RBBX 42020 (UP 5439)
RBBX 43007 (UP 5540)

He also mentioned that the "big move day" is on the 24th.

Here is a link to their web site.

https://www.kirbyfarm.com/

Don Strack
http://utahrails.net/pass/ringling-ex-up.php


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 Post subject: Re: 16 Coaches of Ringling Brothers Train Being Preserved
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:29 pm 

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This is great news!!! Thanks so much, Don, for sharing it!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 16 Coaches of Ringling Brothers Train Being Preserved
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:16 pm 

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Don't forget two others were acquired by the ELDCPS.


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 Post subject: Re: 16 Coaches of Ringling Brothers Train Being Preserved
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:28 pm 

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Been trying to keep a running record of cars and where they go... a lot of them have been scattered but few have meet a nasty fate by and large because the new owners intended something special for them.

Need to try to write a file to cover all the known dispositions... if only I can find the time, what with all the other website work I am doing... ; )

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