What Ringling passenger train equipment is unique, historic (other than just being old) or significant?
Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!
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Plate C wrote:... but living out of a train is a step up in challenges.I suspect it was less so than one might think. As I recall, some of the higher-ups had almost a whole car to themselves. For the bottom rung, it would likely be like living in a dorm. Given the needs of having a mobile village, most amenities (right down to the "pie cars") were likely provided. Not the lap of luxury, but not unlivable, either.
The competitor in many ways is time," said Feld, adding that transporting the show by rail and other circus quirks — such as providing a traveling school for performers' children— are throwbacks to another eraActually, I think the sports news outlets kind of spilled the beans around these parts during Thanksgiving. They were remarking how both the Bulls and Hawks (NBA, NHL) had to embark on their two week road trips as the Circus was playing at their arena - the United Center. Historically both teams have not helped their standings on this road trip. But two different sports newscasters on two different outlets I frequent made mention to the effect of "this could be the last year of these road trips" without saying further.
MBTA3247 wrote:Their ticket page shows a stop in Worcester, MA (not Boston, as all the articles on the shutdown erroneously claim) in April. Where does the train park out there?Almost certainly P&W's Southbridge St. yard downtown, and not CSX Intermodal. This would've had to be for a Worcester Centrum (or whatever corporate name that arena goes by this week) show, because if it were en route to Boston it would've paused between commuter slots at CSX Nevins Yard in Framingham instead of Worcester.