Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad
Souvenirs that commemorate a little known railway that died more
than 125 years ago are pretty rare but they do exist and come in
The images here show items in my personal collection.
Granada postage stamp featured DSP&P Mason Bogie #15 "Breckemridge",
Artist unknown, shown about 4 times original size.
Haro style sqitch stand:
One-sixth scale model has 3 slots on the top edge of the
harp to position the lever arm, which is locked in place with a
key placed in the slot. Created by Ralph's Railroad, Denver CO.==>
Alpine Tunnel Commemorative Belt Buckle
McVicar 1977, #38 of 1000
A 1947 Calendar with the "San Juan" builder's photo of 1879
Here's a wonderful piece of wall-art produced in the 1970's. It
consists of a brass-coloured plaque with DSP&P Cooke Mogul #111
(#69 before 1885) and a beautiful arch-windowed coach,
possibly DSP&P #57, 58, or 59 (#7, 9, 10 before 1885). This is
mounted on a mahogany base, along with a complete weather
station consisting of French-made thermometer, barometer, and
humidity meter., all still in working order.
Created by Highline West, mid 1970's.
A commemorative cover postmarked 25 Aug 1983 at Gunnison CO
with South Park logo, issued by Ferro-Phile, depicting a DSP&P passenger train
on a trestle, limited edition #357 of 500 signed on reverse by the
artist. Stamps include a 3 cent of 1950 honouring railroad
engineers, a 13 cent honouring Crazy Horse, and a 4 cent
illustrating a stage coach of the 1890's, both issued in 1982.
Passenger train at Alpine Tunnel,
C&S fancy logo Double
headed freight train ,
CB&Q black logo
limited edition #316 of 500 limited
edition #304 of 500
Unused cover 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Philatelic Exposiion (ROMPEX),
commemorating 100th anniversary of Denver South Park and Pacific Railroad
Postcard: DSP&P #15 "Breckenridge", no date or publisheer noted
Postcard: Passenger train on Alpine Pass. On reverse: "Kindig
Collection", no date.
Postcard: Snow shovellers on Alpine Pass near Woodstock CO 1880. On reverse: "Kindig
Collection", no date.
Postcard: "Action at Rolling Stone Curve" (Platte Canyon),
no date or publisheer noted on reverse.