Re: Rio Grande Oil Company HO decals special run

Richard Townsend

This brings to mind Tony Thompson's trick enabling him to run a tank car decorated for the Mutual Oil Company long after Mutual had been absorbed by Conoco. He heavily weathered the car and changed the reporting marks, but not the number, to CONX. Quite clever, in my estimation.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Parker via <spottab@...>
Sent: Mon, Mar 8, 2021 8:25 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rio Grande Oil Company HO decals special run

On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 04:37 AM, John Barry wrote:
Now if I can figure out which of the ROX 10K cars came from the RGOX prototypes for the Tangent cars.
The exact same cars, with the same car numbers, appear as RGOX cars in the 1936 tariff, and as ROX cars in the 1955 edition.  These were cars 201, 203-210, 226-240.  These were (very likely) all 10-kgal GATC 1917 design cars with 256-gal domes.  The tank volumes match exactly across the two tariffs.
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

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