Circus Trains

A-3 Shunter 0-4-0 Steam Engine
Dockside 0-4-0 Steam Engine
Teakettle 0-4-0 Steam Engine
4-4-0 Old Timer Steam Engine
0-4-0 Steam Engine with Tender
2-6-0 Steam Engine
2-8-2 Mikado Steam Engine
4-6-0 Steam Engine
Pacific 4-6-2 Steam Engine
GG1 Electric
SW7 Diesel Switcher
F9-A Diesel Locomotive
Century 628 Diesel Locomotive
RS-11 Diesel Locomotive
C-415 Diesel Locomotive
FP-45 Diesel Locomotive
F40PH Diesel Locomotive
Low-Nose GP38-2 Diesel Locomotive
Hi-Nose GP-38-2 Diesel Locomotive
Locomotive and Caboose Set
Freight Cars
Passenger Cars
Spirit of '76
Circus Trains
Promotional-Special Run Trains
Action Cars
Action Accessories
Building Kits
Train Sets
Light Ups
Super Light Ups
Life-Like History
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Life-Like 1974 Circus Train Set

Big Top Special Train Set (#08151)
Pictured above from its appearance in the 1974 Life-Like catalog, this train set included the company's Circus Train items in one package.  A Baltimore & Ohio Pacific 4-6-2 Steam Engine is shown as the power provided in this set which retailed for $60 in the mid-'70s.  In addition to the three flat cars with various circus items, the Big Top Special also had the Lighted Circus Performers Car, working Searchlight Car, and red Caboose that carried "Like Like Combined Shows" on its side in white letters.

Circus Passenger Car

Lighted Circus Performers Car 
This car is listed by Life-Like in a 1973 price guide as the Circus Combo Passenger Car and sold then for $3.50.

Life-Like Circus Car with Handpainted Animals

Circus Car with Handpainted Animals 

Tableau Car and Dog Wagon

Tableau Car and Dog Wagon 

Band Wagon with Tractor

Five Graces Band Wagon with Tractor 
This car sold for $3.50 according to a 1973 Life-Like price list.  The stock number switches from the one leading with a "T" to the one leading with a zero in 1974.

Life-Like's unique line of HO-Scale Circus items included a group of individually available accessories:
Circus Cage (#01801)
Tableau Wagon (#01802)
Band Wagon (#01803)
Dog Wagon (#01804)
Tractor & Driver (#01805)
Circus Car Wheels -6 Sets (#01806)

Life-Like Circus Accessories display from '75