Linseed Oil

Doug Harding <dharding@...>

Marshalltown, Ia had a Diamond Paint and Varnish plant, also known as
Diamond Products, Inc and later merged into Diamond Vogel Paints, served by
the M&StL. This could have been one industry receiving the Linseed oil.
There was also numerous small Paint, stain and varnish producers in other
locations in Iowa, Vogel Paints in NW Iowa, Iowa Paint in Des Moines,
Klinger Paints in Cedar Rapids, Witte Varnish in Burlington, Riley Bros
Paint & Oil Co in Burlington, Phelan Resins in Burlington, Elaterite Paint
Mfg Co in Des Moines. And we certainly cannot over look the large nation
wide brands with manufacturing facilities in Illinois, ie Sherwin-Williams,
Valspar, Glidden, Amoco Chemicals, another state served by the M&StL. And in
Minnesota there was Minnesota Paints Inc., Pratt Lambert Inc. Twin City
Varnish, Acme Wht Lead and Color Works, Allweather Paint Co., and more.

This information has been gleamed from the Industry lists being compiled by
the Op Sig group and available in the files of their yahoo groups list at There
are over 18000 listings and growing. I just heard today that a database of
over 200,000 industries is being assembled as volunteers continue imputing
data from various RR shippers directories. We definitely need more tank

Doug Harding
Iowa Central Railroad <>

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