- image of a bulk oil dealership
Re: image of a bulk oil dealership
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Here's another view of this industry.
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Terminal No. 4 -St. John's -Portland, OR" with no definitive date.
On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 3:13 PM Tony Thompson <tony@...
Claus Schlund wrote:
Nice image of a bulk oil dealership. Served by - you guessed it - steam era freight cars. Any thoughts regarding the date? The tank car, rail mounted crane, and the steel gons in the ditant background make me think 1920.
I note the use of wooden barrels at the oil dealership - I've never seen this before. Instead I always see steel barrels (drums?) even in the pre-1920 era.
Claus, what makes you think it’s a bulk oil dealership? The tanks are awfully big compared to the many, many photos I have seen of such dealerships in the steam era. The numerous wood barrels would also seem odd in that context.
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