Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad
DSP&P Locomotives In Colour

There are, of course, no colour photos of the DSP&P in action in the 1880's. So here is the next best thing -- good quality models of DSP&P locomotives, as rendered by various model railway manufacturers. The colours used are somewhat speculative. This should not detract from your appreciation of the beauty of these wonderful machines. Sadly, the pretty paint jobs didn't last very long. Most were "Plain Jane" black with gold lettering even before the UP renumbering in 1885.


A rare gem, DSP&P #2 "Platte Canyon", the South Park's only 4-4-0. This model is a customdetailed HO gauge loco, approximately correct size for Sn3 gauge. Lettering is "what might have been" around 1884-85. (Author's collection)

 

DSP&P 2-6-6T and 2-8-6T Mason Bogie Locomotives



Accucraft 1:20 Scale DSP&P
2-6-6T Mason Bogie #4 "San Juan" (Author's Collection)


Accucraft 1:20 Scale DSP&P
2-6-6T Mason Bogie #6 "Tenmile" (Author's Collection)


Delton Locomotive Works 1:24 Scale DSP&P 2-6-6T Mason Bogie #15 "Breckenridge" (Author's Collection)


Scratchbuilt 1:20 Scale DSP&P 2-6-6T Mason Bogie #15 "Breckenridge"

 
 Berlyn Locomotive Works Sn3 DSP&P
2-6-6T Mason Bogie #8 "Lake City", later DSP&P #44

 
Berlyn Locomotive Works Sn3 DSP&P 2-6-6T Mason Bogie #6 "Tenmile", later DSP&P # 42      


The Berlyn Locomotive Works version of DSP&P #15 "Breckenridge" in Sn3 (Author's Collection)

Headshot of BLW's DSP&P #15


Pacific Fast Mail HOn3 DSP&P 2-6-6T Mason Bogie #15 "Breckenridge" (Author's Collection)




United Scale Models  HOn3 DSP&P 2-6-6T Mason Bogie #24 "Buena Vista" (Author's Collection)






Overland Models On3 DSP&P 2-6-6T Mason Bogie #10 "Granite"




Pacific Fast Mail On3 DSP&P 2-6-6T Mason Bogie #12 "Como"


Scratchbuilt 1:20 Scale DSP&P 2-6-6T Mason Bogie #22 "Crested Butte"


Scratchbuilt DSP&P Mason Bogie #25 "Alpine"




LMB On3 DSP&P 2-8-6T Mason Bogie #28 "Denver"

DSP&P 2-6-0 Mogul Locomotives

 
LGB's 2-6-0 Mogul dressed as DSP&P #71, with reasonably correct colours. DSP&P 69 - 74 were Cooke-built in 1884. DSP&P Cooke Moguls always used coal so the wood load in #71 is incorrect. (Author's Collection)


DSP&P 2-6-0 Brooks Mogul #35 "Dillon" in N scale by Atlas. This is a wonderful paint job
on a locomotive that is only 3 1/2 inches long. (Author's Collection)

DSP&P 2-8-0 Consolidation Locomotives


Accucraft DSP&P 2-8-0 Conso;idation #51 at 1:20 scale -- "As Built" colours (Author's Collection)


Accucraft DSP&P 2-8-0 Conso;idation #191 at 1:20 scale -- renumbered from #51 in 1885


South Park Finescale Sn3 Cooke-built DSP&P Consolidation #63


South Park Finescale Sn3 Cooke-built DSP&P Consolidation #63


Aristocraft "Delton Classics" 1:24 Scale DSP&P 2-8-0 Consolidations #63 and #64 (Author's Collection)


Ray  Bjerrum's beautiful scratch built Cooke Consolidation DSP&P #45 in 1:4.8 scale (2.5 imches = 1 foot) rumming pn 7.5 imch gauge rails. The Tiffany reefer is actually the propane fuel car for the live steam loco.


Another view of Ray's DSP&P #45 showing more detail and the fancy scrollwork on the sand dome, plus "white-walls" on the driver rims and a nice Russia iron boiler jacket.