New: Under The Big Top- The Herald Independent newspaper's article about the Circus Wagon Train Click Here (2.47 MB)
- 2009 Circus Parade picture
"Look Mom, here comes the circus!"
Are you looking for something new and different for your parade this year? How would you like to have a circus train in your parade? Jim Andersen's Circus Wagon Train is a re-creation of the circus trains that carried the circus in its earlier days, when circuses tried to outdo each other with their brightly-colored and ornately carved wagons. It was a breathtaking sight to see the splendor of the circus train as it moved from town to town.
Jim Andersen's Circus Wagon Train consists of two railroad cars (trailers) and six circus wagons. The wagons are approximately one-fourth the original size and are made as close to the originals as possible. One of the wagons is the America Calliope wagon which plays recorded calliope music through a sound system.
"Awesome", "is that ever cute", "very nice", "that's the best entry in the parade", "wow! what an idea for a float" are some of the comments we have heard during the parades.
If you would like to have the Circus Wagon Train in your parade, contact us soon. Call or write for more details or to reserve a date for the circus train to come to your town.
If the parade can not afford to sponsor us perhaps there is a business or two who would be willing to sponsor us. We have room for sponsor signs on the van. Ask for details if you are interested.