1943 Tank Car Ownerships


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Al Brown wrote:
Columbia Southern Chemical (SACX, PPGX)
No such company. SACX was Southern Alkali (50 cars), PPGX was
Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Columbia Chemical Div (PPGX and CACX 119
cars together). Did these maybe merge later to form Columbia
Southern?
Yes.

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Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>
 

Bob Lucas wrote:

I'm interested in WW-II tank car prototypes... would appreciate anyone
having a 1943 ORER handy kindly provide the TOTAL tank cars shown for
the firms below.
From the 1/1943 ORER,


Shell Oil (SCCX, RPX)
SCCX (California) - 539 cars.
RPX and SEPX (St. Louis) - 3,254 cars.

Canadian General Transit (CGTX, CGBX)
CGTX - 1,243 - (CGBX Marks not recognized).

Barrett Div., Allied Chemical (BMX, PBX)
BMX - 1,480 (No PBX Marks recognized).

North American Car (AESX, NATX)
NATX - 1,524 cars.
AESX (North American had not bought the Staley fleet in 1/43) - 88 cars.

Cities Service (CSOX, EROX)
Total CSOX and EORX - 2,976 cars.

Gulf Oil (GRCX)
GRCX - 1,551 cars.

Socony-Mobil (SMX)
In 1943, the company was named Socony Vacuum - Mobil did not replace Vacuum until the mid to late 1950's. There were no cars marked SMX (or SVX) in the 1/1/1943. Socony Vacuum Cars included:

LUBX (Lubrite Division - HQ - St. Louis) - 196 Cars.
WEOX - (White Eagle Division - HQ - Kansas City) - 740 Cars.
WSRX - (White Star - Ohio Division - HQ - Detroit) - 296 Cars.

Champlin Refining (HHCX)
Total HHCX and LENX - 712 cars.

Continental Oil (CONX)
CONX - 1,210 cars.

Columbia Southern Chemical (SACX, PPGX)
Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPGX) and Columbia Alkali (CACX) - 119 cars.
Southern Alkali (SACX) - 50 cars.

Tim Gilbert


al_brown03
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Lucas" <RobertELucas@...> wrote:

I'm interested in WW-II tank car prototypes... would appreciate
anyone
having a 1943 ORER handy kindly provide the TOTAL tank cars shown
for
the firms below. Thanks! Bob Lucas
From the 1/43 ORER:

Shell Oil (SCCX, RPX)
SCCX 539 cars, RPX and SEPX 3254 together.

Canadian General Transit (CGTX, CGBX)
CGTX 1243 cars. Couldn't find CGBX.

Barrett Div., Allied Chemical (BMX, PBX)
BMX 1480 cars. Couldn't find PBX.

North American Car (AESX, NATX)
NATX 4459 cars, AESX 99 cars.

Cities Service (CSOX, EROX)
CSOX and EORX (not EROX) 2976 cars together.

Gulf Oil (GRCX)
GRCX 1551 cars.

Socony-Mobil (SMX)
No SMX. Socony reporting marks were WOCX (37 cars), LUBX (196 cars),
WEOX (740 cars), WSRX (296 cars).

Champlin Refining (HHCX)
HHCX and LENX 721 cars together.

Continental Oil (CONX)
CONX 1210 cars.

Columbia Southern Chemical (SACX, PPGX)
No such company. SACX was Southern Alkali (50 cars), PPGX was
Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Columbia Chemical Div (PPGX and CACX 119
cars together). Did these maybe merge later to form Columbia
Southern?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Bob Lucas
 

I'm interested in WW-II tank car prototypes... would appreciate anyone
having a 1943 ORER handy kindly provide the TOTAL tank cars shown for
the firms below. Thanks! Bob Lucas

Shell Oil (SCCX, RPX)
Canadian General Transit (CGTX, CGBX)
Barrett Div., Allied Chemical (BMX, PBX)
North American Car (AESX, NATX)
Cities Service (CSOX, EROX)
Gulf Oil (GRCX)
Socony-Mobil (SMX)
Champlin Refining (HHCX)
Continental Oil (CONX)
Columbia Southern Chemical (SACX, PPGX)