Where did the Frisco purchase diesel fuel and sand?

Discussion in 'General' started by bob_wintle, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. bob_wintle

    bob_wintle Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Does anyone know where the Frisco purchased their Diesel Fuel and Company Sand from? Thanks for any help.
  2. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    I should remember this, as much time as I spent on the fuel track. Am thinking some came from Phillip 66 in Oklahoma. They did buy some local from trucks, when the tanks were low, but the most came in their own cars. The sand, I don't know, it came in hopper cars, trying to think where it was spotted, but been too long.
    Roy Whitehead did some duty at the Fuel Tanks, funny, I was their one time, he was taking delivery of a tank truck. I said "Wow thats a big truck load" Roy laughed and said "it don't even move the needle"
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  3. tomd6

    tomd6 Passed Away February 11, 2018

    When I visited the BN Cherokee Yard in September 2011 I was informed the yard had a pipe line direct to one of the Tulsa area refineries .
  4. Friscotony

    Friscotony Member

    During the 70's, the daily train into Wichita had 8-12 company tank cars (black with yellow dome) in it and they were delivered to the Derby Oil company on the MOP for loading.
  5. bob_wintle

    bob_wintle Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I figured Tulsa got theirs from the Sun Refinery. I'm using this information to route my cars. I've been routing to Tulsa but will add
    Phillips in Bartlesville and to my Beloved Derby in Wichita. I'm still looking for the info on sand. Thanks everyone for the replies.
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I recall hearing that the Frisco received some diesel fuel from Sunray-DX in Tulsa.

    Is that the "Sun" that Bob refers to? Did they have a refinery in Tulsa?

  7. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Yes, Ken, that is correct. That refinery is now a Holly refinery. Holly bought both the Sun (northern most refinery across 17th st.) and the Sinclair refinery (across Southwest Blvd.) The Sun refinery was also known as Mid-Continent, DX, DX-Sunray, Sun, and now Holly. It is also correct that there is a pipeline between this refinery and the diesel storage tank at the diesel shop in Cherokee Yard. Sand was delivered in covered hoppers which we would spot at the sand spot. We also spotted lube oil on this same spur at the diesel shop.


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