Re: Photos: Hooker Tank Cars


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

Tim and Friends,

Well . . . I'm wondering if you are serious about this statement. The black cars with white or silver lettering are obvious. The cars with orange ends and the black band at the dome are equally obvious, even in black-and-white photos. I don't think these are going to be missed by anybody.

Or am I just humor challenged today? Being caged up might be taking its toll.


Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 3:40 PM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

The orange and black Hooker paint scheme is shown in builder photos from
before World War II.

Of course the photos are all black & white, making this less obvious. :-)




On 4/11/2020 3:28 PM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:
> 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


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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*



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