This two-part series will share what Fort Stockton looks like today, actually this month, (June 2016) and what it looked like in the recent past. The Texas Pacifico has had a boom in business largely related to oilfield traffic (much of which is frack sand). Up until a few years ago, the TP mostly used ex-CNW and ex-UP patched locomotives and the sand businesses in Fort Stockton and other towns along the line, brought in covered hoppers of sand that offered a colorful array of road names and paint schemes.
Here are a few images B. Smith captured in Fort Stockton or nearby from 2010-2012
In part two of this series will share what Fort Stockton looks like today. The difference is kind of stunning.