Flat Cars #30, 31 & 32
These cars carried
the concessions, ticket, and storage wagons that were needed at
every stop. Also carried were a 1975 Chevrolet step van (Audio/Visual
Van), forklift (Clark IT-40, Type G, 1972), 1975 Chevy Blazer and
a 1968 GMC 'Custom' utility truck (engine crew truck) -- all painted
in AFT colors -- along with the occasional POV (personally owned
Shown at Pittsburgh,
PA July 1976.
Brandon, photographer. George
unknown. Some 2400 of these Trailer Train flats (TTX F85C) were
One theory is these three became the flats (#220, 221, 222) on the Ringling Bros. Gold Train (the Monte Carlo Circus Festival Spectactular) in 1979. If so, these flats would be former North American Car Corp NIFX 8284, 8283 & 8287. The Gold Train lasted only one year and the last two flats were absorbed into the Blue Train thereafter.
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