Tank Cars: Capitol Refining Company

Bob Chaparro

Here is a link to a Library of Congress photo (circa 1916-17) showing several Capitol Refining Company tank cars at the company's plant just outside Washington, D,C.:


You can open this photo in a TIFF format to study the details.

The location of the plant roughly is the current location of the Pentagon.

The Capitol Refining Company was a subsidiary of the Jacob Dold Packing Company, whose main establishment was in Buffalo, N.Y.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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