Now we are going to focus on the hometown railroad of Pecos, the Pecos Valley Southern.
Our ace photographer was there to capture it in the 1970 and 80s.
Below are images he captured in 1980 around the City of Pecos. Pecos had been the site of an airbase in WWII. Some of it was re-purposed to support industry after the war.
Above represents West Texas railroading to a “t” in the 1970s–one boxcar here, a covered hopper or two there, a gondola here, etc. It featured a lot of one or two car shipments. We will see more of that as we venture further south in the next post.
South of Pecos sits a quarry which has been at various times a very important source of traffic for the railroad. Below are images our photographer captured around the quarry in the late 1970s. It remains today today but has changed sides of the highway since these photos.
Next post we will venture further south to a part of the PVS that for the most part no longer exists towards Saragosa and Balmorhea.