On the Road with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CircusAdd to Lightbox Download
Out of character clowns, including Asa Walker (center), have an impromptu dance in the "pie car" between stops in what is termed "clown breakfast" during the train ride between Richmond, VA and Washington DC.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus started in 1919 when the circus created by James Anthony Bailey and P. T. Barnum merged with the Ringling Brothers Circus. Currently, the circus maintains two circus train-based shows, the Blue Tour and the Red Tour, as well as the truck-based Gold Tour. Each train is a mile long with roughly 60 cars: 40 passenger cars and 20 freight. Each train presents a different "edition" of the show, using a numbering scheme that dates back to circus origins in 1871 — the first year of P.T. Barnum's show.
- Stephanie Sinclair
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