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Circus Train in the House!

July 7, 2015

The Ringling Brothers circus train arrived last night, June 6, 2015. Symboled SSAHO-06, it departed Kirby (San Antonio) just after midday.

I was able to catch it as it slow-rolled through Stafford, account a broken crossing gate, at 8:40 PM. The trains low-speed allowed me to easily get ahead of it for a second run-by 4 miles down the line at Ormandy, CP SA916, where it passed through at 8:55 PM.

As it was too dark for stills, I decided to try shooting some High-ISO SLR video. I added an LED light to help illuminate the train for the run-by at Ormandy. Overall, it turned out OK considering just how dark it was when the train arrived.

Update: I’ve been advised in comments that the circus train’s symbol was actually SKBDP-06 (Special Kirby – Dallerup).

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce M. permalink
    July 7, 2015 8:56 pm

    Great videos Robert!

  2. Jorge Fernandez permalink
    July 7, 2015 9:01 pm

    Truly one of the most beautiful sites I’ve seen in a really long time ! I’m glad that I got a chance to see them both daylight and nighttime but, I would’ve loved to have seen it pulled by FEC/Florida East Coast locomotives !

  3. Scott Sanders permalink
    July 7, 2015 9:03 pm

    Nice video, but the symbol was SKBDP-06

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