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FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 #278966
Tue Oct 11 2011 06:55 PM
Tue Oct 11 2011 06:55 PM
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Decatur, IL
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Hey Guys & Gals,

It's time to share the petro relics that we've stumbled across in our recent travels, and check out what other people have found as well.

If you would like to contribute to this feature, simply post the pictures here or email them directly to me and I will post them for you. Be sure to include a story or description with your submissions.

If it's too close to the next installment, please note that I may hold your contribution for posting when the new FATW comes up.
Send 'em in!!

Happy Trails!

Wes

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 [Re: thermactor] #278967
Tue Oct 11 2011 06:55 PM
Tue Oct 11 2011 06:55 PM
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Decatur, IL
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I thought it would be a good time to show progress on Bruce's restoration of his Texaco station here in town. It's coming along very nicely! Since the last time I posted pictures, Bruce has poured a nice new driveway and gas island, and put up light poles. Even since I took these pictures, there is now a very nice Texaco sign (period correct) on a pole where the orange cone is in the pictures. Way to go, Bruce - it looks fantastic!




Very nice, historic buildings sit on both sides of the station. An old store to the right, and a very stately home to the left:


Here's a close-up of the nice lamp post globes:

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 [Re: thermactor] #278968
Tue Oct 11 2011 06:56 PM
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Decatur, IL
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Let's see what all of you have run across lately! Is someone restoring a station in your area? Is there one that might not be there for too much longer? Preserve history by taking pictures - and sharing them here!

Wes

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 [Re: thermactor] #279003
Wed Oct 12 2011 04:27 AM
Wed Oct 12 2011 04:27 AM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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I WAS HOPING THIS NEW FATW THREAD WOULD START SOON LOL!

Poughkeepsie, NY


Tupper Lake, NY


DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 [Re: thermactor] #279054
Wed Oct 12 2011 12:01 PM
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Moline, IL, USA
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Here is an old Texaco station in Milan, IL off of US-67. The owner told me that one of the prior owners had painted over all of the porcelain panels. He spent hours and hours stripping off the old paint to bring it back to original. The pump islands are still there and he wanted to put some restored non-working pumps out front, but the Village of Milan wouldn't allow it.

Mac

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 [Re: Mac] #279059
Wed Oct 12 2011 01:48 PM
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Butte, Montana USA
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I would put the pumps out there and tell the town to bite me. Tell them he is expressing his feelings and that his speech is protected by the first amendment. LOL. Okay, I am feeling feisty.


Alex
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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 [Re: Alex] #279377
Fri Oct 14 2011 08:10 AM
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 [Re: Jack R] #279390
Fri Oct 14 2011 08:18 AM
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 [Re: Jack R] #281557
Wed Oct 26 2011 02:49 PM
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NORTHWEST,AR,USA
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Small town in Oklahoma.Was it Phillips 66? Notice the old neon transformer still on the cool pole!

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 [Re: thermactor] #281564
Wed Oct 26 2011 03:30 PM
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A gas station down the road from where i live. its now a window repair service, but the guys collection is amazing. this is just a piece of the pie. ill get some better pics up. he may even post on here?

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 [Re: Serialist] #281597
Wed Oct 26 2011 06:26 PM
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Waterville,Ohio
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Former Hi-Speed in Fostoria, Ohio without the tower!! It was removed when Jack bought the building.

Randy





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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- October 2011 [Re: Hy-Flash 72] #281602
Wed Oct 26 2011 07:03 PM
Wed Oct 26 2011 07:03 PM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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This is in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Looks like it may have been a new car dealership originally.



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