This photo was taken by a photographer when they moved 10 Asian elephants from the train station to Staples Center in L.A. for the weekend performances.
A couple of days ago David brought the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailet Circus Train from L.A. to Bakersfield. It was on it's way to Oakland. He was provided the following interesting information concerning the train:
There are 58 cars total
4 occupied stock cars
33 occupied coach cars
2 container cars
19 equipment flat cars
The 58 car train is 5,128 feet long and weighs 4,265 tons. There were over 300 performers, clowns, acrobats, tightrope walkers, animal trainers, flyers, management and support personnel, along with over 50 animals aboard, including elephants, horses, tigers, and various exotic animals. Most of the personnel travel and live on the train, and travel days are day off.