Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad
Stations and Depots In Colour
The paint scheme for
DSP&P structures in the 1875 - 1885 era, the period before the Union Pacific takeover,
was light grey with olive green trim, as used today on the restorations
of the Como and Buena Vista CO depots, and the Alpine Tunnel
telegraph office. The colours were confirmed by the Denver,
South Park and Pacific Historical Society during their research
for the restoration work.
Thanks to Grant Law, a fellow large scale model railroader and
DSP&P fan, for suggesting this page.
For more information on the restoration of DSP&P facilities, see
South Park Rail Society.
DSP&P telegraph office at Alpine Tunnel CO, as restored,
with light grey and olive green trim. The bright sunshine makes
the grey look almost white - compare to the white background on
the station sign on the roof. Photo from
DSP&P Como depot, in 2015 at restoration dedication
ceremony. Compare the light grey to the white clothing and Como
station sign. Photos from the
Buena Vista CO depot restoration photos don't show the green
trim - maybe it was applied later
Photos from the
Buena Vista Depot before the restoration and new paint job
Buena Vista Depot, end view
Jefferson CO depot 1957, from a Google search
Gunnison stone depot - O sale Model Masterpieces kit
brick depot in 1994.
Mount Princeton CO Depot
Pitkin CO Depot
Como Roundhouse was built in 1881, seen here in late 1950's - photo enhanced to show door
The wooden engine stalls added in 1885 are long gone.
Como Roundhouse late 1950's - photo enhanced to show stonework
details. Note the finely cut column stones between each arch,
the keystone shape of the arch stones, and the random shape and
size of all the other stones. used to make the rest of the wall.
Portion of a side wall with a window and a doorway. The only
finely finished stones are those above and along the sides of
the window and door; the rest are random size and shape.
Arial views of front and rear of Como Roundhouse showing overall
shape of the stone building.
Leadville Roundhouse late 1950's
Both sides of Baker Tank, morth of Leadville on the High Line to
Climax CO. This DSP&P tank has been maintained on yje
route the LC&S tourist train.