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Conoco Narrow Gauge Tank Car Logo Shirt

Conoco Narrow Gauge Tank Car Logo Shirt

$20.00

 Conoco Narrow Gauge Tank Car Logo Shirt                            

  •  Logo Printed on Front and Back
  • 100% Cotton Gildan 6.1 oz.
  • Shirt Color = Black

 

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The tank cars operating on the Denver & Rio Grande did not belong to the railroad, but to oil companies such as the Continental Oil Company (Conoco) or to tank car companies such as the Union Tank Car Company (UTLX) or the General Transportation Company carrying oil for the Texas Company (Texaco). From the mid twenties to the mid sixties, the transport of petroleum products (crude and refined oil) was an important source of traffic for the Rio Grande. Crude oil was shipped from oilfields in the Farmington area to refineries in Utah via the Rio Grande Southern (RGS). The products of the Continental Oil Company refinery in Farmington were also sent to Utah, either via the RGS, or via Salida where the oil was transferred into standard gauge tank cars. The development of a large oilfield north of Chama required the building in the thirties of a pipeline to the railroad yard at Chama, from where the oil was then shipped in tank cars to the GRAMPS refinery in Alamosa. The oil from Chama was transported in UTLX tank cars, some of which were leased to the GRAMPS refinery and were bearing its markings. The GRAMPS refinery in Alamosa closed down in 1964, bringing an end to the transport of oil in tank cars on the Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge.

     

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