Re: General Tank Car Discussion


Fuel Stocks are all cracked similarly. Tank wagons often picked up fuel from exchanges of other brands when needed as they need only dump a brands bucket of additives into the wagon before taking on fuel at the loading dock. Most tank wagon fueling docks are nearby to one another. The only difference between gasoline brands are the additives. Oil stocks were different in the 50s & 60s if they were specifically Pennsylvania wells which produced wax based oils or sulfuric wells of California which were not generally used for oils.  I can remember Shell Oil canning Pennzoil and Quaker State oils directly off the railroad tank cars. Shell, Chevron and most others only used Pennsylvania Grade light sweet crude to produce motor oils.
Joel Dee

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