What kind of gas stations...

FriscoCharlie Oct 5, 2015

  1. RailMix

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    Well, I've heard about the middle of nowhere, thought I'd been there lots of times and a few people even told me I lived there, but if that passes for a gas station, then this definitely is the middle of nowhere. o_O OK, maybe this is a farm pump, although the team standing nearby kind of indicates that this guy hasn't really transitioned to tractors yet. Is that a railroad grade in the background? Interesting photo in every respect.
     
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  2. Shortround

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    I've seen a lot of those old pumps here (on estates) but that's the first with a vent pipe for the underground tank. I wonder if it's on an Amish or similar farm.
     
  3. r_i_straw

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    On Wayside Drive in Houston. Around 1950. I need to get me one of the cane poles and some tackle to go fishing.
    1950 Wayside Dr.jpg
     
  4. acptulsa

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    That's all you see that you like?

    Let me get my hands on the wheel of the Hudson Commodore and I won't be stopping for any fish.
     
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  5. Mike VE2TRV

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    Oh, yeah! I had a '69 Newport with a 383. Big as an aircraft carrier and strong as a bull. A real beast!:cool:

    With a ride like that, I'd take it to the supermarket to get my fish! :)
     
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  6. Shortround

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    Oh yes sir! Give me that Hudson and you can have all those canes. I'ld even include those other two plain wheels.
     
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  8. acptulsa

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    No, sir. By the time the Hornet was introduced in 1951 they had added diagonal elements to the grille and rounded the corners. They also just starting to move beyond the step down line. I can't tell if it's a '48 or a '49, or if it's a Commodore Six or Commodore Eight. But I guarantee it's one of those four.

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    Beating up on 325 cube Rocket V-8s and 331 cube first generation Hemis with a 308 cube flathead six. Yeah, the rest of Detroit really hated the Hornet.
     
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  9. Shortround

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    In my high school years I knew a guy that had six Hudsons. Very popular as well as the four daughters that rode in them.
    He was an engineer for the Wisconsin Central.
     
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  10. gmorider

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    I think Hudsons were in the Superman TV show.
     
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  11. acptulsa

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    Nashes, mostly. But also Packards, Hudsons and Studebakers. That was back when all four were thinking of merging.
     
  12. Shortround

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    Wow!! That's some time ago. When I was a baby.
    Rich :)
     
  13. Shortround

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    I just remembered the guy that had the collection of Hudson had that for a last name. I wonder if that had anything to do with it. ;)
     
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  14. Mike VE2TRV

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    I was barely a twinkle in the eye of my folks...;)

    I'd take a Packard, though. And go railfanning with it!:cool:
     
  15. gmorider

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    You are right! I stand corrected. (y)
     
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  16. r_i_straw

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    From Texas Highways Magazine.
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  17. Kurt Moose

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    That's a very nice, clear night shot!(y)
     
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  18. BoxcabE50

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    Also well noted for their "DINO" logo, which began appearing during the administration of FDR, pre-WWII.
     
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  19. Shortround

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    At the top of that picture those something unusual. At first I thought it was birds but, they are all evenly spaced.
    Could that be a strong steel cable supporting a soft wire over a long distance?
    That's a wee bit before my time.

    Rich
     
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  20. BoxcabE50

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    Could be. I recall such suspensions from my youth. I believe they were phone company.
     

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