Re: Photos: Hooker Tank Cars


Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

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 http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/32704/rec/42 . 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 groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photos: Hooker Tank Cars

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

HOKX 606 & 614 Plus Others

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/19920/rec/35

HOKX 609, 613 & 713 Plus GATX 36971

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

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/31917/rec/24

HOKX 711

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/13399/rec/5

HOKX 2049

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/27968/rec/60

GATX 24784

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/32704/rec/42

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/32346/rec/44

GATX 25578

Note location of reporting marks on frame instead of tank.

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/5536/rec/111

Unidentified

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/16060/rec/138

Use the slider above the photos to enlarge them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

 

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