I am trying to survey the cars that the Capitol Refining
Washington DC had in service under the CRWX reporting marks in
earlier parts of the 20th century. They appear in the ORER after 1913,
which corresponds nicely to the year that the Capitol Refining Company
began their operations in the DC area by taking over the Columbia Cotton
Oil and Provisions Corporation.
The number range of the CRWX cars
listed in successive ORERs was 201 to
300. From photos I have found it
appears that the lower end of that
range were AC&F Milton tank cars of
8K gallon capacity. The upper range
appears to have been occupied by 8K
gallon GATC-built tank cars. The
highest number I've been able to document
of an AC&F-built car was 224.
The lowest number I've been able to find
of a GATC-built car is 273.
Does anyone have additional information
about the CRWX fleet they would
be willing to share, including where the
division in the numbering
between AC&F- and GATC-built cars
Thanks and all the best,