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Date: 04/07/21 13:36
Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: BNSF-6432

Last weekend (April 3rd) I put the new car to the test with a trip to San Angelo, TX and followed the Texas Pacifico line to Fort Stockton. No trains were found but I still managed to fire off some shots along the way, mainly in San Angelo. The first order of business was a scrap yard in San Angelo that had some interesting finds rusting away, especially various wrecker cranes. Then to a quiet Texas Pacifico yard, the museum, and off to Fort Stockton following the line along the way.

1) The rear of a CSX business car far from home at what is likely it's final resting spot.

2) A better view of the unknown car.

3) Tracks are down there somewhere...as a crane sits above on the property of the scrap yard.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/07/21 13:37 by BNSF-6432.








Date: 04/07/21 13:40
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: BNSF-6432

4) More of the cranes towering above behind the fence.

5) CITX 134 sits in a deadline near the San Angelo yard.

6) CEFX 111 wears it's Iowa Pacific IC tribute paint scheme in the same lineup.








Date: 04/07/21 13:44
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: BNSF-6432

7) A view of the whole set outside the yard with a switcher on the front.

8) Santa Fe's San Angelo depot and offices (now railroad museum)

9) A snap of the signal box and park.








Date: 04/07/21 13:52
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: BNSF-6432

10) With the clutter it was hard for a decent roster of the GP on display out front, but here's a side shot with a wig-wag.

11) Formerly a USAF 44-tonner painted up in Santa Fe's zebra stripes.

12) West of Mertzon, TX, remains of a cattle ramp still stand along the main.








Date: 04/07/21 13:57
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: BNSF-6432

13) Another view of the cattle loader and a well maintained main track.

14) An empty yard and water tower in Barnhart.

15) The depot in Rankin still stands after being repurposed for what looks like a business. 








Date: 04/07/21 14:04
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: BNSF-6432

16) Remains of the ATSF in McCamey.

17) An interesting structure that once loaded cars in Fort Stockton.

18) A pair of cabooses (cabeese) at the KCM&O depot in Fort Stockton.

Taken April 3, 2021
PQM








Date: 04/07/21 14:15
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: icancmp193

Those cranes in the yard are almost "art".

TJY



Date: 04/07/21 14:38
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: TCnR

Agree, the low angle and the depth of field get extra points.
Interesting all around.
t4p.



Date: 04/07/21 14:40
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: Txtrainman60

All that waste of money rebuilding a GOOD portion of that line when everybody and there dog thought the frac sand business would last forever! I'm sure they still have some on-line business but it can't be much. Atleast they still have better power on the property than Fort Worth & Western!! 



Date: 04/07/21 16:43
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: tomstp

Thanks for posting and traveling to do it.



Date: 04/07/21 17:34
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: Roadrailer

I really enjoy shot #4. The rails draw you into the image, the low vantage point only accentuates the towereing crane booms, and the black and white conversion ads to the somberness of the scene.



Date: 04/07/21 18:07
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: mundo

Thanks from a KCM&O   fan.

Main looking good, but many miles yet to upgrade to Mexican border.



Date: 04/07/21 22:56
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: Evan_Werkema

BNSF-6432 Wrote:

> 17) An interesting structure that once loaded cars in Fort Stockton.

That's the ex-KCM&O freight depot.  Sorry to see it looking so sorry.



Date: 04/08/21 05:33
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: TTownTrains

 Nice set of photos and nice break-in run for the new (to you) vehicle.

Bill G.



Date: 04/08/21 05:45
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: ns1000

Interesting pics...



Date: 04/08/21 06:08
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: SCKP187

Great bunch of photos here. Quite a trip when you can find so many artifacts from several generations of RRing
Brian Stevens

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Date: 04/08/21 18:39
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: SD45X

What happened to the gate behind the passenger car? Was standing two days before you shot it.
Bridge is done and welded rail across it. Mostly welded end to end from what I saw last week.
Big Lake we found a SD38 and sand cars. And the road train in town. Look like acid cars on it. Will post when I get some time.



Date: 04/14/21 01:52
Re: Along the KCM&O: San Angelo to Fort Stockton
Author: Sylvester-K54

Visited the station at the beginning of march and snapped the usual images.

The representative at the Chamber of Commerce says with the new bridge at Presidio opening, the carrier expects to haul more traffic.

Time will tell.



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