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Children Watching Carnival Train (editor's title)

Children Watching Carnival Train
Five children watch a westbound Royal American Shows train at Hilton's Hill in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The children in the foreground are, left to right, two neighbors of the Farences, Connie and Adam Farence, and another neighbor. The children delight in merely seeing the train, in turn delighting ther viewer with their enthusiasm. The Royal American Shows provided midway attractions in the U.S. and Canada, and traveled by special train until 1982 when the company switched to trucks. Royal American's last show was staged in Lubbock, Texas, in October 1997.
Source Tom Farence
Coverage Spatial, Brookfield, Wisconsin; temporal, 1976
Rights Tom Farence
Date Created 1976
Resource Type
Extent 35 mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Brookfield, Wisconsin
Image Type Railroads as entertainment
Train Type Show train
Creator Description Tom Farence went to work for the Milwaukee Road in 1966. He continued his railroad career on the Canadian Pacific, I&M RailLink, and Iowa, Chicago & Eastern until retiring on disability in 2005. The photos here were taken while he was in engine service between Milwaukee and Portage, Wisconsin, through 1986.
Collection Tom Farence Collection
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