Retail gas stations of the 1950's

Robert <riverob@...>

There are some great photos on the 700+ flickr Vintqage Gas Stations
pool. Almost all of which received products delivered, in good part,
by Steam Era Freight Cars:

Rob Simpson

--- In STMFC@..., Raymond Young <rayvirg@...> wrote:


I have a book, The American Gas Station, published by Motorbooks
International in 1992.  A catalog of Motorbooks International
publications is available from Motorbooks International, PO Box 1,
Osceola, WI  54020, 1-800-826-6600.  The address was given on the
dust jacket of the book.  It is well-illustrated and is presented by
periods from 1898 to 1992.  You might Google the title for more up-to-
date information.

Virgil Young
Amarillo, TX 

From: Brian J. Carlson <brian@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, February 5, 2009 11:48:33 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Retail gas stations of the 1950's

I hope the Mike will allow mw a little latitude here since this
group is often a source of wide ranging information. I am looking for
avenue to determine what retail gasoline stations operated in the
towns I model in the mid 1950's. I have done the usual ebay
and am in the process of inquiring through local historical
old business directories, phone books etc.. Many of these towns had
bulk distributor' s that received shipment's in steam era tank
but through mergers and acquisitions, I am not sure who the players
were in 1957. Does anyone have any advice on where I might find
additional information?

Brian carlson

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