Sherman Oil & Cotton Co. Tank Cars
While surfing the net for images of Texas railroads, I came
across this photo of Sherman Oil & Cotton Company tank cars:
The location is around Sherman or Plano, Texas. The photo isn't
dated, but from the general theme of this web site I'll guess
it's about WW-I or just after. There is a link near the bottom
of the page that lets you blow the image up quite a bit more.
Note the little "steps" that go up the side of the tank on #170
instead of a ladder or platform. It also has steam pipes, which
suggests cotton oil must have been pretty thick stuff.
My June, 1924 ORER (the earliest edition I have) doesn't list
these cars at all. Can someone with an earlier ORER give more
info on these cars and their owner? Also, any speculation as to
who might have built these?