Re: Heywood Oil Syndicate Tank Cars

Jim Ogden

Jennings Oil/ Heywood Oil/ Heywood Jennings Oil owned oil leases in and around Jennings and Acadia parish and had a refining agreement with Gulf. I doubt they had any tank cars of their own and probably made most of their income from buying and selling leases.

In the 1920s there were once all sorts of tracks that came off the T&NO and Gulf Coast Lines to small facilities out in the middle of rice or sugar cane fields. The tank cars probably were parked at a Heywood Oil lease outside of Jennings so the photographer probably probably just scribbled these were Heywood Oil Syndicate cars and the negative went in the box for 70 years.

Jim Ogden
Formerly of Louisiana

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