Denver South Park and Pacific Historical Society

DSP&P Historical Society 2017 Convention - Golden, CO

The 19th annual DSP&P convention began at the Colorado Railroad Museum with registration followed by roundhouse tours, Galloping Goose rides and a delicious lunch under the pavilion. In the afternoon, participants watched the ‘Armstrong’ turntable demonstration or visited the Robert W. Richardson Railroad Library. A delicious dinner was served at the Elks Lodge in Golden, followed by “Restoration of the Georgetown Loop Railroad” presented by Bob Schoppe, substituting for Jason Midyette.

Saturday morning, it was “All Aboard!” as we boarded the GLRR in Silver Plume for the train ride. Immediately after the excursion, we took our traditional convention group picture then enjoyed a tasty lunch in the GLRR museum. Saturday afternoon, we traveled to the Argo Gold Mine & Mill for a tour of this historic site. Another delicious dinner at the Elks Lodge was followed by our annual presentation from President Bob Schoppe: “The Year in Review” followed by his circa 1910 Magic Lantern Slide Show.

Dan Abbott led a session on historic Golden, Sunday morning. In the afternoon, several convention attendees visited James Mackay's DSP&P themed G scale and O scale railroad layouts.

Many thanks to convention organizer Steve Schweighofer.

All photos by Todd Hackett.


Annual Convention Group Photo at Georgetown Loop Depot

Riding the Rails

The Devil's Gate High Bridge

Lunch at the GLR museum

Touring the Argo Mine and Mill

Inside the Argo Tunnel

Walking Through the Argo Mill