Re: 1940s tank car questions


I would guess that the late-1940s, post-WW2 era was a transition time between gas and diesel fuel for running larger farm equipment. Little Ford and Farmall "estate" and "quarter-section farm" tractors stayed gas feed for some time. Wouldn't a local coal yard keep fuels of various types? When did they start distributing home heating oil and running big trucks around to houses and farms? Dad pulled out the coal fired furnace in the very early-50s.

Al Kresse

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From: "ed_mines" <ed_mines@...>
Did any customers unload gasoline from a team track or a siding as they
needed it?

Did farm equipment run on gasoline?

Was tank car utilization greater during the winter when petroleum
couldn't be delivered by water?


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