There sure seems to be a lot going on all at once for a place that appears to be in the middle of no place in particular.
It's the first national bib overalls convention.
Looks like the classic case of "in one end and out the other". This is probly the only station in a low populated county. As always one of Jays greatest!
I've heard and also observe that you should not fill your car while the tanker is filling the tanks. It is said that the tanker stirs up sediment which will then go into your tank. Anyway, there might have been a fuel shortage and they had to fill up quickly before the station ran out.
The Model A Phaeton would be fun to have.
The tanker driver, being the consummate Southern Gentleman, is patiently waiting for the store's customers to fill up BEFORE filling the underground tank. Don't you guys know nothing?
You guys must be mistaken...They are just hiding a fresh batch of "shine" from the revenue department in the tank truck and as soon as that there city slicker is done taken the picture and moves on down the road they are going to fill their jugs!
I like how level the tanker is sitting, but he might be empty? Allen S.W. Mo.
Good point Allen..per usual I didn't catch that. However, if it was full, perhaps he positioned the truck that way to keep from getting the water laying in the bottom of the tank from getting out.
Can someone blow up the door of the gas truck so the name is readable? I may know the oil company. Thanks, Dan
Larger but not much clearer.
It reads "A & W Rootbeer" !!!
Staged, people, staged!
Yeah Willis, it's probably a staged photo, but don't let that detract from enjoying it.
As a former tanker driver, I can tell you that would not be the way they parked when making a delivery. At least 1/3 of the load would still be in the tank and as noted the tank looks to be empty. Look at how round the tires are, if it was fully loaded the tires would have a large flat spot on the ground.
Great photo, Thanks Jay,