By the winter of 1971 passenger cars were surplus equipment, and even the big boys were unloading this type of rolling stock. Uncle Pete found a buyer for some of its surplus passenger rolling stock in the rail-traveling Ringling Bros, Barnum, & Bailey Circus. The Frisco handled the approximately 20 car, Florida-bound train between KC and Birmingham. We chased the train to Paola, and we had a difficult time keeping up with it since it approached passenger train speeds. It made a gorgeous sight navigating the reverse curves through Lenexa at 95th Street. Drawing two covered wagons for motive power, the train looked as if passenger trains had returned to the Frisco. The only thing that spoiled that illusion was the 1200-class, wide-vsion caboose, which was tacked on the rear. One shot was taken at Merriam and the other at Lackmans.