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 Post subject: American Pickers S18:E3
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:13 pm 

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Hi - Didn’t see this posted here yet. If you have some time around the teevee check out American Pickers episode S18:E3 “Real Knuckleheads.”

The first half features a gent who collects trucks, bikes, reefers and cabooses. What cuaght my eye were two (at least two) streetcar bodies. They look to be open or convertible single-truck cars but I could be wrong. The location is central CA. - Rob

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 Post subject: Re: American Pickers S18:E3
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:11 pm 

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One looks like a birney body?


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 Post subject: Re: American Pickers S18:E3
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:58 pm 

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Is this the collection of trolleys listed on "Discover Live Steam" site? The "full-size railroad items for sale" section?

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 Post subject: Re: American Pickers S18:E3
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:58 pm 

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Interesting. I wasn't aware of this collection but tracked down and watched the segment. It looked to me like there were two cars, both double-truck Birneys. At least one had single-stream rear doors. They weren't open cars to start with but they sure are now... both of them area really shot! Anyway, given the design and an offhand reference to Roseville, I'd bet they're ex-Sacramento city cars, probably similar to this:

http://newdavesrailpix.com/odds/ca/htm/sac10.htm

There are two other bodies from the series pictured above in much better shape preserved elsewhere, one at Rio Vista and one owned by an advocacy group and stored in Sacramento.

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 Post subject: Re: American Pickers S18:E3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:11 am 

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Did anyone notice what year this episode was made? We get it in Australia, but I still think we haven't advanced past about 2014.
Cheers, Bob


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 Post subject: Re: American Pickers S18:E3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:03 am 

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Season 18 just started, it looks like this one first aired last week.

http://www.history.com/shows/american-pickers


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 Post subject: Re: American Pickers S18:E3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:58 am 

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Trucks should be Brill 177s with two GE 247 motors (40 horse). If they are still there, WRM might be interested.

http://www.wrm.org/visit/car-roster/pas ... lectric-63

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 Post subject: Re: American Pickers S18:E3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:26 pm 

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Thanks for the link, Ron. I noticed it seems to be a product of the History Channel.
We get it here on pay TV and it usually channels its way down to free to air several years later.
About 2 years ago, I emailed them with a pic of a Pullman gas lamp and asked if they could keep an eye out for one, but I got no reply.
Still, you never know....
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