Re: Texaco Tank Car Fleet in 1950
The following are from what I remember from builders photos, but is being written from our summer house and I do not have my Texaco file here.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
In about 1929 The Texas Company began using the name "Texaco" on their tank cars instead of "The Texas Company". It appears that up until that time almost all of their tank cars were painted black, but there may have been some that were painted white (I recal a photo of a white tank car).. They also had some box cars that were painted white. In 1929 they began using the scheme with silver on the upper part of the tank with large black letters spelling out "Texaco". These were used for gasoline, or that is what their magazine indicated when they discussed their new paint and lettering scheme. Black cars were still used for other products. It is not clear how soon they repainted their cars in the new paint and lettering scheme.
"Garth G. Groff" <ggg9y@...> wrote:
Sorry. I hit the wrong key. I have nothing solid to offer you, except
that the silver Texaco cars date from the 1930s and were all black well
before the 1950s.
Garth G. Groff
George Hollwedel wrote:
Garth, that wasn't much help...