Ultimate Restorations

Badger #2: The Last Remaining Fish Car

Season 1, Episode 6 of 8

During the Depression of 1911, bringing fingerling fish from the East Coast to stock Midwest lakes as a food source was big business. Railroad cars known as "fish cars" contained water tanks for the small fish and elegant Victorian accommodations for the crew. All of these rare cars have disappeared except the Badger #2. Join a Wisconsin team for a complex restoration and a glimpse into a rarely-seen chapter of U.S. history.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
11/14/2014
10:30 p.m.
11/15/2014
5 a.m.
2/11/2016
10 p.m.
2/12/2016
5 a.m.
7/18/2018
noon
7/19/2018
2 a.m.
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