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#239015 - Mon Mar 07 2011 08:06 PM FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
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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#239018 - Mon Mar 07 2011 08:09 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: thermactor]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Here's a neat station in Texas. It's in fantastic shape, but the canopy roof has been converted to more of a trellis. Apparently the tanks are still under there, because it has some really cool Buckeye tank lids.




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#239021 - Mon Mar 07 2011 08:15 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: thermactor]
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Here's another great Texas station. The owners have done a lot of restoration work to fix the structure, as the old mortar was crumbling from between the rocks. They did a great job with the building, sign, and island.







Incidentally, all five of the pics posted above were taken with a cell phone. So, remember -- even if you don't have your camera with you, go ahead and stop to get a picture of that great station or item that you spot while driving around!

Wes

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#239297 - Tue Mar 08 2011 09:28 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: thermactor]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
Texaco in Salinas, Ca



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#239301 - Tue Mar 08 2011 09:59 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: strnge]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
Last week I went up to Vallejo, Ca to pick up a Valvoline sign. While I was up there, I approached this building and said to myself that looks like an old gas station. While I was next to it, I noticed the mural on the wall. I pulled over and took some photos. Come to find out it was a Flying A station. I took photos of the mural, the inside and pics of a photo that was inside which showed the gas station in its hay day. Enjoy the photos:













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#239309 - Tue Mar 08 2011 10:39 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: strnge]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
While picking up the Valvoline sign in Vallejo, Ca I was told by the seller this was a Nash Dealership from 1939-1948. It now is a detail shop, hubcap shop and some sort of bicycle shop as well.



Check out the sign blocking the broken window:



How about a close up of that BAD ***** neon clock!!

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Mike

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#240040 - Sat Mar 12 2011 10:11 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: strnge]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Great pictures, Mike!

I really like the Nash dealership, and the no-parking sign.

Wes

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#240126 - Sat Mar 12 2011 06:07 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: thermactor]
DasFast1 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Kearney, NE
Talking with a gentleman in town, he explained to me that this use to be a Texaco station and that section to the right was the repair shop. Sounds like the two buidlings were not orginally connected but he couldn't remember for sure.





Also thought I'd grab this while I was at it for you Coke-A-Holics


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#240445 - Sun Mar 13 2011 09:12 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: DasFast1]
tyler Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Willowbrook, Il


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#240454 - Sun Mar 13 2011 09:52 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: tyler]
bwfergus Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Oct 26 2010
Loc: Central City, Kentucky
I finally took a picture of this today while I was out driving around. It is the old Standard Oil Bulk Plant here.


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#240956 - Tue Mar 15 2011 10:35 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: bwfergus]
chadrock00 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
Had a good day with Chris at his place in the boonies of ILL. Did a little buy, sell, and trade today.


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#240962 - Tue Mar 15 2011 11:04 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: chadrock00]
tyler Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Willowbrook, Il
wow what an awsome lookin place!

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#241851 - Sun Mar 20 2011 09:29 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: bwfergus]
strnge Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
While out picking up my Valvoline sign on the 8th, I passed this Ford Dealership. Yes that is my 1963 Ford Falcon Wagon Deluxe in front of the dealership. I stopped to look for signs and found this inside instead:









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#241852 - Sun Mar 20 2011 09:32 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: strnge]
strnge Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
Looks like someone is housing their collection in an old Ford Dealership. That is awesome! Here are more:









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Mike

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#241854 - Sun Mar 20 2011 09:33 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: strnge]
strnge Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.




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#242743 - Wed Mar 23 2011 06:05 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: bwfergus]
Hy-Flash 72 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon May 24 2004
Loc: Waterville,Ohio
On RT 224...Indiana

Randy





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#242752 - Wed Mar 23 2011 06:33 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: Hy-Flash 72]
dodgeman60 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
Loc: wisconsin
HERES AN OLD STATION WHITTLING AWAY, THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE.


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#242897 - Thu Mar 24 2011 01:08 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: thermactor]
Dave Rowlison Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Loc: Michigan
This lake front location was a Shell station according to the owner. Located just off old US-27 in Indiana.


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#242961 - Thu Mar 24 2011 06:06 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: Dave Rowlison]
Bob Richards Online   happy
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Now that is a great little station. I would like to live in a little place like that. Does it have a one bay or two bay garage below?

I've seen a couple of old stations somewhat like the photo, where the pumps were up above on the street and the garage portion was down below. One just drove down a driveway to the garage. Kept noise from the garage down, plus it kept street traffic moving at the pumps.
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#243277 - Sat Mar 26 2011 05:30 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: thermactor]
texaspelican Offline
Showcase Feature Host

Registered: Fri Jan 13 2006
Loc: 7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
Originally Posted By: thermactor
Here's another great Texas station. The owners have done a lot of restoration work to fix the structure, as the old mortar was crumbling from between the rocks. They did a great job with the building, sign, and island.







Incidentally, all five of the pics posted above were taken with a cell phone. So, remember -- even if you don't have your camera with you, go ahead and stop to get a picture of that great station or item that you spot while driving around!

Wes


all five from Jefferson?
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Wanted. Billups, Ride with Rose, Har-V, LORECO, STANOCOLA, Pan Am (early), Hurricane, Evangeline, Canal, Gulf Coast, oil companies.

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#243286 - Sat Mar 26 2011 07:34 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: texaspelican]
Hy-Flash 72 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon May 24 2004
Loc: Waterville,Ohio
Here is one from Kenton, Ohio. I never knew it was there. Before there was big tent in front of it and they were selling flowers.

Randy



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Always looking for Hy-Flash Gas/Miller Oil, Hi-Speed Gas/ Hickok Oil and Paragon Refining items from Toledo,Ohio.

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#244186 - Tue Mar 29 2011 09:05 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: Hy-Flash 72]
philmccauley Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Ran across today.


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Thanks, Phil
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Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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