East Texas Oil Well Pump

An old well pump sits idle off Hwy 287 in East Texas.


Photo published in Forbes Magazine Feb 7, 2011.



This photograph was used by Heartland Industrial Sales, LTD. on their website:



Published in the editorial site, "Reporting Texas":



Business Insider used this photo in a story about fracking:


  • Ellen Yeates 5y

    nice capture and great find
  • Beth*1216 5y

    Wow....wonderful find Ray!
  • Stefania Gualandi 4y

    Amazing old pump! Very interesting rusty thing which tell us an old story! :o)
    Thanks a lot, Ray, for your visit and kind comment!
    Oh, yes, Massari park is a lovely place! Yesterday I spent an exciting afternoon among its yellow, red and green trees! I took some nice photos having a lot of fun! :o)
    Have a wonderful day, my friend! See you soon!

  • Christine 555 4y

    Very interesting and great capture!!
  • Amy 4y

    Great shot of this! I've taken so many photos of these but they never turn out this good.. So many colors.
  • Summer and Rose 4y

    I wonder if we have anything like this in California? Interesting shot of the pump!
  • Jim Drought III 4y

    What a cool find!
  • Jane Thomas 4y

    Great photo and fascinating subject. (I recently rented the whole series of Dallas with Larry Hagman!!!)
  • Mike Gavin 4y

    wow, love this shot,
  • Buttercup-2013 4y

    Wonderful shot!! I climbed to the top of an old one for the first time last year.
  • Bennie Chatman 3y

    Good ol Texas
  • John McCrae 2y

    Alberta's bread and butter - nice shot Ray
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Taken on October 24, 2010
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