Re: CONOCO Proto 2000 8K Gallon Type 21 Riveted Tank Car Questions
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While I agree that the the CONX car would not have been in California distributing finished product to local dealers, it coiled have been there transporting stock components to either Tidewater-Associated at Avon, Shell at Martinez, or Standard Oil of California at Richmond. Just because they usually shipped retail product in their own or leased cars, does not mean they received their stock components in cars they controlled. And during WWII, there was a much wider use of tank cars such that often neither the shipper nor receiver owned or leased the car. Case in point, at Port Chicago, very close to your modeled location, during the last ten days of November 1944 the following cars were forwarded to the SP from the Santa Fe:
Those three EBAX cars, Tetraethyl Lead, (Motor Fuel in the commodity block on the waybill). If you model a refinery that produced gasoline any time before the mid-70's, you need at least one EBAX car.
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On Friday, June 26, 2020, 08:39:24 PM EDT, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:
Ken Adams wrote:
Shell owned the Martinez refinery in that period but I have them pretty well covered with a collection of UTLX cars.
In your and my modeling period, Ken, UTLX was pretty substantially in bed with the "baby Standards" such as Standard of California, and to my knowledge had nothing to do with Shell.