Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Transportation

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 11, 2012, 11:35 AM   #1
Senior Member
Wingman's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hebron, Kentucky (northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati):KCVG
Posts: 4,335
Default Circus in Town: For Torgny & Les

The Greatest Show on Earth (aka RIngli Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus) is in Cincinnati this week. These are the mobile quarters for the performers; the railcars for the animals are parked closer to the performance arena.

I was surprised at the length of this train (about 20 cars); I also wondered about the life of someone in the circus...living on a train, a new city each week. Through some of the windows one sees potted plants, shamrock garlands for St. Patrick's Day, etc...it's a whole different life than I know.


Last edited by Wingman; Mar 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM.
Wingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Mar 12, 2012, 11:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 3,076

Until your picture, I had thought the days of the circus train was history . Mostly now it's RV trailers / Motor Homes as the performers and workers go from location to location.

My family knew some circus performers, wonderful people with a strong sense of family, very intelligent. It can be a fascinating life, getting to know North America so well and many of them have winter home bases.

Last edited by lesmore49; Mar 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM.
lesmore49 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 3:11 AM.