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LIRR Circus Train

Postby nyandw » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:41 pm

http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/Circus/Circus.htm

Here's the "first pass"/beta version on a LIRR Circus Train page. The intent is not to document the RBB&B Circus, but its movements, consists, and appearances on Long Island.

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Circus train at Selfridge Ave., Garden City View N 2/22/2014 Photo: Ed Frye

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Re: LIRR Circus Train

Postby BM6569 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:25 am

Nice done! Great photos from 1972
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Re: LIRR Circus Train

Postby Teutobergerwald » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:36 pm

Question: did the Circus Train come to Long Island back in the '80s when the LIRR still had the eight L-2 class Alco C420's, #s 222-229 ???? Did they use them for the Circus Train, or was that always an MP-15ac job? Thanks.
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Re: LIRR Circus Train

Postby nyandw » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:52 pm

Teutobergerwald wrote:Question: did the Circus Train come to Long Island back in the '80s when the LIRR still had the eight L-2 class Alco C420's, #s 222-229 ???? Did they use them for the Circus Train, or was that always an MP-15ac job? Thanks.


According to Dave Morrison, in LIRR Labor Relations (1973 to 1988), the RBBB was every year. Seems some photo/paper work evidence would help answer your question, anyone?

All the photos, I've seen are MP15's, BUT a big GAP of lack of material (thus far) 1972-2002. Let's see what posts! :-)
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Re: LIRR Circus Train

Postby Teutobergerwald » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:38 pm

The mighty Alco L-2s: the 222-229, had to have caught this move, and there must be pics. Bring it, lads!!!!!
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Re: LIRR Circus Train

Postby nyandw » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:58 am

No C-420s on the RBB&B LIRR train moves,as far as any photos/posts/emails or internet info as I have ever found.
http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/Circus/Circus.htm
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Re: LIRR Circus Train

Postby electric heat » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:44 am

nyandw wrote:
Teutobergerwald wrote:Question: did the Circus Train come to Long Island back in the '80s when the LIRR still had the eight L-2 class Alco C420's, #s 222-229 ???? Did they use them for the Circus Train, or was that always an MP-15ac job? Thanks.


According to Dave Morrison, in LIRR Labor Relations (1973 to 1988), the RBBB was every year. Seems some photo/paper work evidence would help answer your question, anyone?

All the photos, I've seen are MP15's, BUT a big GAP of lack of material (thus far) 1972-2002. Let's see what posts! :-)


When I first saw the circus train was around '93 or so and it had 3 1500's on it...
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Re: LIRR Circus Train

Postby nyandw » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:09 pm

Hi Folks: Question: The excitement and interest on the forum each year on the Circus Train is fairly high. OK, So I see 688 views at this time, and the very few replies <1% are about a possible C-420 motive power usage... :-( What am I missing? No one photoed these events, had tickets, went to the events. etc.

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