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Circus Train

Hi Ladies-

As you know, I'm now very close to the train tracks in my new home. This morning, while walking around the "lake"- I saw a train with airplane bodies on it! What a trip, right? And then later before lunch, Andrew and I saw the engine that was used to carry the 2002 winter olympic torch!

But here is a little train fact that gives me warm and fuzzies.

To this day, the circus still travels by train. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus actually has two trains that criss-cross acoss the country- a blue unit and a red unit. Each circus train is home to about 270 of the 350 performers, cast, train crew, animal handlers, staff and other circus departments.

It reminds me of times gone by...and makes my heart happy. It also makes me want to go to the circus.









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  • Jeter1028Jeter1028 member
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    edited December 2011
    Hm.  That's actually oddly interesting.   You just made me want to go to the circus.
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  • ravenrayravenray member
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    Sounds like fun!  I enjoy trains!  :)
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  • IrishDreamerIrishDreamer member
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    edited December 2011
    That sounds like fun!!
  • bethsmilesbethsmiles Denver, CO member
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    edited December 2011
    My parents used to take me to the Circus every year. We went to the Barnum & Bailey Circus when it was in Salt Lake City during the summer. I loved going early and getting to talk with all of the performers and see little tid-bits of their acts up close :)


  • edited December 2011
    I just finished Water for Elephants, all 375 pages in 2 days! I am now completely infatuated with the whole circus train thing!
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  • edited December 2011
    That is really cool!

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  • Ollie08Ollie08 Central FL member
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    Would you believe I've never been to the circus?

    What other random facts do you have stored in your noggin lunar?

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  • bethsmilesbethsmiles Denver, CO member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_circus-train?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:548db6ed-cf1a-4751-a143-9dd5ec0340d9Post:4c15622b-0ceb-4b16-8786-49a1a223e83c">Re: Circus Train</a>:
    [QUOTE]I just finished Water for Elephants , all 375 pages in 2 days! I am now completely infatuated with the whole circus train thing!
    Posted by CCO2012[/QUOTE]

    I'm reading this right now! I only read it on the lightrail to and from class though so it's taking me longer to get through it. I'm loving it so far though :)


  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_circus-train?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:548db6ed-cf1a-4751-a143-9dd5ec0340d9Post:5509d9d8-1782-49e3-9ac1-855bf960a52a">Re: Circus Train</a>:
    [QUOTE]Would you believe I've never been to the circus? What other random facts do you have stored in your noggin lunar?
    Posted by Ollie08[/QUOTE]

    Aren't I a nerd? This is a totally random post, isn't it?

    I'm glad that you all don't seem to mind my random posts. LOL...because this one...yup...pretty darn random.

    I think I also feel fondly for the circus train from Water for Elephants. So when I found out that the circus train still exists- with elephants and all- I was like..."whoa....really?"

    The train passes by the house twice a year- and now it's on my life's to do list...gotta see the circus train.
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  • Ollie08Ollie08 Central FL member
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    I enjoy your random posts/facts lunar! It's entertaining.

    I have not read Water for Elephants yet (nor have I seen the movie). It's on my "to-read" list which seems to grow by the day and never get any shorter.

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  • cu97tigercu97tiger member
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    Lunar - Neat facts... did you take those pictures?
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  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_circus-train?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:548db6ed-cf1a-4751-a143-9dd5ec0340d9Post:07b5a8be-3e50-4a62-936c-1bc77559b1c0">Re: Circus Train</a>:
    [QUOTE]Lunar - Neat facts... did you take those pictures?
    Posted by cu97tiger[/QUOTE]

    Nope...someday, someday I will see the circus train. Andrew's dad just gave me a magazine article about the circus train.

    The trains are over a mile long!
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  • polkadot111polkadot111 member
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    Honestly, Water for Elephants wrecked my love of the circus. I didn't like the movie. It was sooo sad...
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  • edited December 2011
    That's pretty neat Lunar.  Wasn't the little engine that could a circus train? 
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  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_circus-train?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:548db6ed-cf1a-4751-a143-9dd5ec0340d9Post:9955cdfa-b3fb-498e-9ae3-8afb44addd87">Re: Circus Train</a>:
    [QUOTE]Honestly, Water for Elephants wrecked my love of the circus. I didn't like the movie. It was sooo sad...
    Posted by polkadot111[/QUOTE]

    Aww...Don't let that ruin the circus for you. That isn't what the circus is like anymore. :(

    Look at this wee one bouncing on his bed in his parents train car apartment!

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