Re: Photos: Hooker Tank Cars

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>


Yesterday someone asked when the orange paint scheme was applied to Hooker tank cars. I'm not sure anyone answered. A clue is in the photo of GATX 24784 at . The car appears to be new, and the date on the tank reads 9-53. Now this may not be one of the first cars in the orange paint, but it is a start.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆

On Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 1:44 PM Bob Chaparro via <> wrote:

Photos: Hooker Tank Cars

These black-and-white photos are from the Tacoma Public Library Digital Archives:

HOKX 606 & 614 Plus Others

HOKX 609, 613 & 713 Plus GATX 36971

Also a possible Hooker car with GATX reporting marks to the left of 613.

HOKX 711

HOKX 2049

GATX 24784

GATX 25578

Note location of reporting marks on frame instead of tank.


Use the slider above the photos to enlarge them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


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