Saturday, February 26, 2022



Chic Silber said...

Buckles was brought out of retirement

in January of 1994 after the Blue Train

wreck near Lakeland Florida took the life

of Ted Svertsky who was Buckles trained

& headed up the elephant department with

his wife Patti Zerbini

Chic Silber said...

Wreck was caused by an after market

(gray market) wheel that exploded

sending fragments up through the

train floor under 2 compartments

also killing clown Ceslee Conkling

Chic Silber said...

The Blue Train consisted

of 53 cars in 1994

Julia Lyon said...

Hello! I'm a children's book author trying to reach Buckles or anyone with knowledge of the Sells-Floto Circus and its elephants. I'm writing a book about Princess Alice the elephant who was with Luna Park (I believe), then Sells-Floto and was then bought by the children of Salt Lake City in 1916. She was known for having given birth four times to babies that, sadly, did not live. If anyone can help, please email me at You can see my website at Thank you!