Thursday, April 04, 2013

Ringling Bros Red Unit Circus Train ...

(Train sightings on 4-2-13.)

... is seen passing through Manville (NJ) over NS's Lehigh Line on its 534 mile journey to Youngstown, Ohio on April 2nd after closing out their engagement in Brooklyn's Barclay Center on April 1st. The Red Unit's consist was made up of fifty-nine cars, measuring 5,235 feet and weighed in at 4,290 tons. Don't know if that tonnage included the elephant's trunks! There was to be two crew changes, one in Harrisburg (PA), a second one in Pittsburgh (PA) before this train arrived in Youngstown sometime on Wednesday afternoon (April 3rd). Motive power for this move was provided by NS 9396 (C40-9W) and NS 2653 (SD70M-2).