The Hooker Electrochemical Co. Freight Cars Page

 

Welcome to the Hooker Electrochemical Co. Freight Cars Page. Hooker operated a fleet of tank cars with HOKX reporting marks. They are also listed as operating cars with NACX reporting marks for Niagra Alkali Co. and HCPX reporting marks for Hooker Chemical & Plastics Co. Hooker was purchased by Occidental Chemical Corp. in 1968. They continued to operate a fleet of cars with HOKX reporting marks after the merger, however, it appears that the orange paint and billboard lettering were dropped at that point. It is undecided at this time if I will end coverage at the acquisition date, or continue. We will see as this page develops.

Hooker also leased cars with GATX and SHPX reporting marks which were also painted orange with the Hooker name. They surely leased others with either external connection to Hooker or possibly a simple, small lettering notice on the car side. It will have to be seen exactly how detailed I will get with that portion of this page, but as always, if you have further information or images to share, please do so. It would be much appreciated.

Leased Hooker Electrochemical Co. cars (GATX, SHPX)

 

HCPX cars:

HCPX 1054-1153

10,600 gal; chlorine

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1154-1228

10,600 gal; chlorine

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1229-1289

17,200 gal; liquid chlorine

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1409-1421

10,100 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1423

10,100 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1424-1438

15,800 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1439-1463

10,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1464-1488

15,800 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1713-1722

20,000 gal; muriatic acid

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1751-1754

4,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1755-1757

6,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1758-1761

8,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1762-1771

10,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1772-1781

2-Bay Covered Hopper

AC&F; 3/1966

HCPX 1782-1785

11,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1786-1793

covered hopper; 3560 ft3

AC&F; 7/1967

HCPX 1794-1798

18,400 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1799-1804

20,600 gal; muriatic acid

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 1805-1812

20,700 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 2305-2308

16,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 2310-2314

16,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 2315-2318

10,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 2319-2326

16,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 2401-2402

10,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HCPX 4001-4024

13,400 gal; phosphorus

xxxx; xx/19xx

 

HOKX cars:

HOKX 101-105

50' Gondola

xxxx; xx/19xx; 12 calcium carbide containers

HOKX 118

8,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 119-126

10,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 125-128

40' Flat Car

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 211-212

8,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; rubber lined; acid

HOKX 213-214

6,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; rubber lined; acid

HOKX 215-216

8,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; rubber lined; acid

HOKX 217

8,000 gal

AC&F (lot 1893); 6/1939; rubber lined; acid

HOKX 219

8,000 gal

AC&F (lot 1967); 12/1939; rubber lined

HOKX 220

6,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; rubber lined

HOKX 221-222

4,000 gal

AC&F (lot 2030); 3/1940; rubber lined

HOKX 223-224

4,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; rubber lined

HOKX 225-229

8,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; rubber lined

HOKX 301-370

3,131 gal

AC&F; 1923-1926; liquid chlorine

HOKX 371-379

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 380-392

xxxx gal; 15 tanks

xxxx; xx/19xx; liquid chlorine

HOKX 401-450

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 451-456

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; chlorine; multi unit

HOKX 501-504

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 600-625

5,800 gal

xxxx; 19xx; liquid chlorine

HOKX 626-629

6,000 gal

AC&F (lot 1378); 8/1934; liquid chlorine

HOKX 630-658

5,800 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; liquid chlorine

HOKX 700

7,862 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 701-722

10,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; liquid chlorine

HOKX 901-902

10,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 921-930

various

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 942

8,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; phosphorous; rock wool insul.

HOKX 947

8,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; phosphorous; rock wool insul.

HOKX 1001-1004

10,800 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; liquid chlorine

HOKX 1005-1009

10,600 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; liquid chlorine

HOKX 1010-1011

10,800 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; liquid chlorine

HOKX 1012-1053

10,800 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 1301-1303

10,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 1305-1324

10,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 1325-1334

8,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 1335-1339

8,100 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 1340-1408

10,100 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 1701-1702

8,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 1703-1712

8,000 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; muriatic acid

HOKX 2001-2007

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; liquid chlorine

HOKX 2008-2015

10,600 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; liquid chlorine

HOKX 2016-2032

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 2033-2065

10,800 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; liquid chlorine

HOKX 2066

10,834 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx; liquid chlorine

HOKX 2301-2304

15,800 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 3001-3015

20,400 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 3201-3203

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

HOKX 750001-750181

2-Bay Covered Hopper

AC&F; 1990-91

 

NACX cars:

NACX 101-105

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 109

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 118

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 122-125

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 128

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 130

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 150

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 153-156

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 158-165

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 167-176

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 177

3,100 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 178-185

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 187-197

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 199

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 201-223

Flat w/ 15 containers

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 301-305

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 306-315

6,000 gal

AC&F (lot 2405); 3/1942

NACX 316-321

xxxx gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

NACX 710

7,862 gal

xxxx; xx/19xx

 

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