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Abandoned Gas Stations

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Very Cool Thread!!!!!

This photo shows a brand of fuel I haven't thought about in a very long time.....

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Immediately after seeing the sign, my mind thought "Super Boron".......
That is gorgeous. I think the answer is that the stations remaining have 16 pumps apiece and 50 combinations of fountain drinks.
 
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This is a great thread. Can't say I can recall D-X gasoline, but that is really nice brickwork on that station. Where is it?

You know, what I don't understand is that there are more people and more vehicles on the road today, yet there seem to be fewer gas stations. What's up with that?
The Buccee's in NB has like 74 gas pumps!!! :eek2:
 
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This is a great thread. Can't say I can recall D-X gasoline, but that is really nice brickwork on that station. Where is it?

You know, what I don't understand is that there are more people and more vehicles on the road today, yet there seem to be fewer gas stations. What's up with that?
We had several D-X stations in OKC, it was around until the mid-80's. The old station in the pic is the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum on old Route 66 in Warwick, Oklahoma, northeast of OKC. The Triumph/Suzuki dealer in the OKC area bought it and restored it to have a place to show off some of his collection.
 
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Saw this today on the way to Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge.
They have installed new tanks and sell gas now....and my KLR fits right in!
 

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http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasHillCountryTowns/Izoro-Texas.htm

Originally, "Higgins Gap, named after a family of early settlers, was Izoro's original name. In 1886 when a post office was applied for, they submitted the name of a local woman, Izoro Gilliam. Our source* says she "undoubtably was an extraordinary person" but it's also possible that the postmaster was smitten."

http://www.texasescapes.com/ClayCoppedge/Izoro.htm

to Izoro Gilliam :chug:

was talking to a feller today at the barber shop, said he pumped gas at a full service station many moons ago

cost 15 cents a gallon, he had to ask where the gas cap was located often, said he met lots of nice folks
Nice picture. I ride past this old station frequently and noticed last week there is now a fence around it.
 
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Restored station in Albany

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One in need of restoration in Breckenridge

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Another saved in Gonzalez

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Talpa

Cypress Mill

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Shamrock

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Shamrock again

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This one had just closed in Sheffield.

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A friend of mine had kin in Izoro and Lometa. I drank many a Nehi on the front porch of that station.
I love to come around that curve, see the Texaco sign, and think about what the station use to be, that the business was someones dream and aspiration, and simpler times. Its sad to see these stations closed, particularly ones I remember going to in the early 60's. I like to think they were everything their owners wanted them to be.
 
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Does anyone know of a guide to abandoned or old gas or filling stations. There was one at the corner of 620 and 2222 in the early 60's Monroes Texaco, he had a coke machine that had returnable bottles that you put your dime in and they despensed on a slide system straight up. One night we were out riding our bicycles and opened the top on some drinks and used a straw to drink a few without paying, still feel bad about that,after 52 years. They were sure cold. He never put a lock on it and I never did it again.
 
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Does anyone know of a guide to abandoned or old gas or filling stations. There was one at the corner of 620 and 2222 in the early 60's Monroes Texaco, he had a coke machine that had returnable bottles that you put your dime in and they despensed on a slide system straight up. One night we were out riding our bicycles and opened the top on some drinks and used a straw to drink a few without paying, still feel bad about that,after 52 years. They were sure cold. He never put a lock on it and I never did it again.
This is the abandon gas station thread, the confessional thread hasn't been started yet.:lol2:
 
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I'm serious about the guide, how do you find them, I've stumbled on some on drves. I love to look at them.
 
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Eight great pictures in one post. I wonder about the phantom station that has only the pumps remaining. The picture above is a great example of the Art Deco era. What is that station going to become?
It's now the chamber of commerce for Shamrock.
 
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I was in Archer City Sunday and found these four stations on the Square around the courthouse.

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Today, its hard to see how these stations could all have been economically viable. Gas was cheap, people pumped the gas for you and there we a lot fewer cars on the road. How did they generate enough cash flow to support three or four employees?

The architecture is interesting, three out of four are just tacked on to the end of the last building at the corner of the square.
 

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Today, its hard to see how these stations could all have been economically viable. Gas was cheap, people pumped the gas for you and there we a lot fewer cars on the road. How did they generate enough cash flow to support three or four employees?
Most made their money with a garage. Engine overhauls were frequent, tire life was poor and tune ups were a regular occurrence.
 
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Gravel Guy and I were dualsporting west of Hamilton and found several long abandoned stations in the Center City-Pottsville area.
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Nothing special about this little former gas station in Karnack -- other than we lived in the house behind it when I was 3-4 years old -- the house was white back then:
 

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Duke, the old Mobile store is located just East of FM3359 on Panola County Road 455. Just look up "Logan, Texas" on MapQuest -- it's not referenced on google.maps.

By the way, we stopped by there a few weeks ago and someone has stolen the "Mobile Regular" sign. :pound:
 
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Located in the lost community of Snuff Town, about four miles east of Grapeland on FM 227. Not masonry construction, the red rock was found locally and applied as a siding, same as brick veneer. It still took the skill of a stone mason to select and fit the rock to form a pleasing appearance.
 
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Abandoned for many years, this gas station in Grapeland is now being remodeled for a T-shirt printing company. As a youngster in the 1950's, I was fascinated by the curved glass block window. The owner let me go inside the unfinished building to photograph it. To my delight, an iconic Honda 90 is now enshrined in its diffused sunlight.

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Well that gas sign looked to have been worth at least a hundred bucks, if not two... the owner might have taken it off and sold it to a gas collector.

Here's a pic of a friend's gas collection.. he as a bunch of pumps and large outdoor signs too..


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In Jennings, La. on Main Street. Last was used as a sporting goods store. This was the path of the original US 90 OST. Texico was the name brand last time it sold gas.
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I just don't exactly remember where I was at when coming upon this place. So neat. I spent about 30 mins there just looking at stuff. The building was closed though.
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Here's a really neat restored station in Jarrell. It looks like its some guys man cave.

January 21, 2013 - riding weather - clear, 75F, winds light and variable. :rider:

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On Flickr.
 
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I didn't take a pic of the gas station. Didn't know this thread existed till a day ago.
Took a pic of the abandoned tow truck in the abandoned gas station for "Cars in barns" But he didnt take it.. i need a better camera with me on rides.
Only took a picture of the abandoned school down the street in the totally abandoned town.
 

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I didn't take a pic of the gas station. Didn't know this thread existed till a day ago.
Took a pic of the abandoned tow truck in the abandoned gas station for "Cars in barns" But he didnt take it.. i need a better camera with me on rides.
Only took a picture of the abandoned school down the street in the totally abandoned town.
Looks like some nice pics to me :shrug:
 
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might have been "Cars in barns" is mostly muscle cars rotting away.... and doesn't accept "petrol station tow trucks abandoned in car ports" :rofl:
 
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I came upon this structure in Briggs Texas today. It appears to have a sort of service bay or similar, so it might have been a gas station at one time.

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JMZ

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Signatures ?????? We don't need no stinking signatures !!!!!
 
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Found this from back in the day when I was rocking the shadow. Not even sure where it was taken.

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