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Date: 05/08/22 23:10
My Fourth Ringling Circus Red Unit Car, RBBX 40003
Author: needles_sub

Car RBBX 40003 was detailed from a Walthers ACF 44 chair coach. The retained the original window arrangement and didn't need to be replaced. The car also retained the original diaghram on the A end. It was never replaced with the tube type.






Date: 05/09/22 07:28
Re: My Fourth Ringling Circus Red Unit Car, RBBX 40003
Author: ghemr

You certainly are creating some beautiful cars!



Date: 05/09/22 09:42
Re: My Fourth Ringling Circus Red Unit Car, RBBX 40003
Author: needles_sub

ghemr Wrote:
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> You certainly are creating some beautiful cars!

Thank you

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Date: 05/09/22 12:16
Re: My Fourth Ringling Circus Red Unit Car, RBBX 40003
Author: Mulberry

Beautiful!



Date: 05/09/22 14:58
Re: My Fourth Ringling Circus Red Unit Car, RBBX 40003
Author: RRBMail

Great!!!



Date: 05/09/22 15:13
Re: My Fourth Ringling Circus Red Unit Car, RBBX 40003
Author: SPDRGWfan

It's going to be an awsome show train when finished!



Date: 05/13/22 06:31
Re: My Fourth Ringling Circus Red Unit Car, RBBX 40003
Author: rbx551985

RBBX 40003Original Reporting MarksUP 5453Built in 1953 by ACF (American Car & Foundry) - Lot #3812
Ordered 5/51; Delivered 11/53 - as a 44-seat Coach
ACF Book – Reference Section 3127 (Streamliner Cars Vol. III, ACF – Other Builders, by W. David Randall)
 Ringling Bros.’ ownership data:  Purchased in 1971 from Union Pacific RR; acquired in 1972.
Late 1980s RBBB I.D. Tag - H0005RBBB asset # 1348.
1953-1971: UP 5453 Union Pacific RR
1972 - W.Q. 5453 - VENICE,FLA. Winter Quarters  -  RECYCLE
1973-1994: RBX 57 RED UNIT Circus (Trainmaster)
1995-1996: RBBX 40003 (57) RED UNIT (Trainmaster)
1997-1998: RBBX 40003 (28RED UNIT (Trainmaster)
1999-2000: RBBX 40003 (31) RED UNIT (Trainmaster)
2001-2017: RBBX 40003 (57) RED UNIT (Trainmaster)

2017-2018, and beyond:           
RBBX 40003 - 'DONATED' to Showpeople's Winter Quarters in Sarasota, FL, a retirement community for those who worked in the circus industry.
 Car Body Type:  (AL) Aluminum Body; carbon steel underframe
Brake valve Type:  ABDXL
LAST Recycle Date:  12/30/1998 
NOTES:  WAS DUE FOR RECYCLING -- DECEMBER 2008Equipment characteristics of RBBX 40003: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 143,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 77,000 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 7"). [Courtesy of [i]BNSF Equipment Characteristics[/i], November 1999]
Railcar fleet details for RBBX 40003: Maintenance of Way, Scale, Passenger, Caboose and End-of-Train, Mechanical Designation: PS; Outside Length: 85 ft 6 in; AAR Car Type Code: M530; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 14 ft 7 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 1 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 143,000 lbs. [Courtesy of [i]CSXT Railcar Fleet Details[/i], December 1999]



Date: 05/13/22 06:34
Re: My Fourth Ringling Circus Red Unit Car, RBBX 40003
Author: rbx551985

I apologise that the TEXT in the above reply (showing RBBX 40003's full heritage) came out all jumbled together.  It was TYPED into separate lines, however TO.COM's computer system always seems to "smash" everything together on the same line or splits the text out into doubled lines.  (??)

The entries WERE typed onto separate lines; multiple tries at revising the text didn't fix it, either.  Oh, well.



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