Christmas run in Pecos!

Well, not exactly Christmas but close.

B. Smith was there to capture a run of the Pecos Valley Southern on December 22, 1978.  This is a bit of a follow up to my July 26, 2014 post, “From the depths of the Pecos archives!

Follow along as B. Smith narrates via the captions.

December 22, 1978 00 The quarry run was two Missouri Pacific hoppers and a Frisco boxcar destined for the fertilizer dealer south of the quarry. ©

December 22, 1978 — The quarry run was two Missouri Pacific hoppers and a Frisco boxcar destined for the fertilizer dealer south of the quarry. ©B.Smith photo

The Frisco car is set out at the fertilizer dealer.

First, the Frisco car is set out at the fertilizer dealer. ©B.Smith photo

After setting out the Frisco box, this was the train to the quarry.  There were a number of loads already waiting at the quarry.

After setting out the Frisco box, this was the train to the quarry. There were a number of loads already waiting at the quarry.  Note the caboose! ©B.Smith photo

And we waited while the two empties we brought that day were loaded.  We then returned to Pecos with all the loads.

And we waited while the two empties we brought that day were loaded. We then returned to Pecos with all the loads. ©B.Smith photo

Hope you enjoyed the (almost) Christmas run of the Pecos Valley Southern.  It was simple, but really kind of perfect, being that the engineer and brakeman may have wanted to get back home early to begin their Christmas holiday.  Maybe one of them was going to make a huge pot of Posole for the holidays.

Posole!  My mouth waters just looking at this picture!

Posole! My mouth waters just looking at this picture!

Here are a couple of recipes.  What a fantastic holiday dish!

Recipe #1

Recipe #2

If a reader has a favorite recipe, I’d be happy to post.  I can’t wait for Christmas!  Maybe I’ll just make some now.

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