Re: Texaco Tank Car Fleet in 1950

Cyril Durrenberger

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.

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.

Cyril Durrenberger

"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.

Kind regards,

Garth G. Groff

George Hollwedel wrote:

Garth, that wasn't much help...

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by George Hollwedel
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--- On Fri, 6/6/08, Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...> wrote:

From: Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Texaco Tank Car Fleet in 1950
To: STMFC@...
Date: Friday, June 6, 2008, 11:38 AM
matthewjstrickland wrote:

Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me what period Texaco used the black
tank cars with

White Thick Block lettering of "TEXACO"?
From when to when?

Were these tanks cars 8000 or 10,000 gallon?

Also if you were putting together a fleet of tank cars
for Texaco in

1950 which tank cars were most likely to be seen?

Plain GATX? Silver TEXACO? Still some labelled THE

just simply labelled TCX? And what size?

Thanks for your help in advance



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