Oil and Water

Continuing our trip to the west, we’ve arrived at Waynoka, Oklahoma. Mr. Delano was poking around stretching his legs, and took this image of the servicing area near the roundhouse. At center is an oil column used to fill locomotive tenders with fuel oil. Most AT&SF steamers used oil rather than coal due to air quality requirements on the west coast. To the left is the spout for a water penstock, this used to fill a tender’s water tank.

After water, fuel and lubrication, the train will be continuing its way west, likely with a fresh crew.

Jack Delano, March, 1943.

Oil and Water in Waynoka, Oklahoma