Denver South Park and Pacific Historical Society

DSP&P Society News

🚂 Track Work Results for Summer/Fall 2022 🚂

The 2022 work sessions were very productive thanks to our many volunteers. The big track work goal this year was a major realignment of the track just south of the depot. The track and switch originally laid in 2015 needed to be realigned in order to accurately rebuild the yard tracks. This resulted in taking up most of the summer and thus little new track was laid. Now that this is complete we look forward to a lot of new track being laid in 2023. Also, this year we completed two new switches connecting tracks 10 and 11 and 10 and 5 (where boxcar 8027 is located). A lot of roundhouse improvements were completed, including restoring (and IMPROVING) the roundhouse bathroom which will be greatly appreciated by the locomotive crew working through the winter. Also, the restoration work on C&S gondola 4319 was completed and work has progressed on C&S boxcar 8311.


The Major Track Project of 2022 - Realigning the Track South of the Depot Switch.
Photo by Bob Schoppe.


Tie harvesting gang - Marty, truck driver, Nick Ralston,Track Inspector for BNSF Railway, Jim Scoville, James Mackay, Pat Mauro and Tom Lawson
Photo by Bob Schoppe


Track gang - Jim Scoville, Bob Schoppe, Patricia Tamalis, Steve Schweighofer, Michael Bottlemy and Road Master Alex Hois.
Photo by Tom Lawson 


Gary Nickerson, Cameron Schuelke, Paul Marizza and Jim Scoville Nov. 19, 2022
Photo by Tom Lawson 


Bob Revis, Chris Tome and Joey Knous building a new entrance to the roundhouse.
Photo by Bob Schoppe.


Norm Acker Lettering C&S Gondola 4319.
Photo by Bob Schoppe


The Newly Completed Stub Switch Connecting Tracks 10 and 11.
Photo by Bob Schoppe.


The Completed Water Tank Base
Photo by Bob Schoppe 


Mike Bottlemy, Patricia Tamalis, Dennis Toeppin, Steve Schweighofer and Gary Patterson lay a stretch of track at the Jefferson depot for the BN caboose
Photo by Bob Schoppe.


New roundhouse entrance - Bob Schoppe, Cameron Schuelke, Jim Scoville, Steve Thompson, Chuck and Kathy Brantigan, Bob Revis, Tom Lawson
Photo by Bob Schoppe


Pit No. 7 - Andy Dingsor, Joey Knous, Bark Kirk, Dennis Toeppin, Patricia Tamalis, Chris Tome, Bob Revis, Road Master Alex Hois, Tim Clay and Michael Bottlemy
Photo by Tom Lawson.


Realignment completed. The new switch for track 5 is in the distance.
Photo by Bob Schoppe 


Roundhouse locomotive crew - Garry Patterson, Gary Nickerson, Paul Marizza, Craig Vanderborgh and Jim Scoville
Photo by Tom Lawson.


Colorado and Southern 4319 Aug 22.


Tom Lawson installing a new donation box and signage outside the roundhouse gate.
Photo by Bob Schoppe.


CORE, the local power company, is updating the electrical service to the roundhouse.
Photo by Bob Schoppe.