Denver South Park and Pacific Historical Society

🚂 Como Water Tank Project 🚂

The Denver South Park & Pacific Historical Society has committed to rebuilding the water tank in Como. This project got started due to the generous support of Richard Severance, John Manley and Jim McBee, along with grants from the Narrow Gauge Preservation Foundation, Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission and the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club

Construction is set to begin in mid-July on Phase 1, which will see the tank base built up to the floorboards. We are currently raising funds to complete Phase 2 which will complete the water tank.

The timbers for Phase 1 have been milled and are just awaiting the contractor’s availability.

Phase 2 will commence when funds are available. Donations for this project are always welcomed.

Engleman Spruce logs from the Wolf Creek Pass area are loaded for the trip to Como. Photo by Bob Schoppe
The logs arrive in Como. Photo by Bob Schoppe
Dan Silbaugh and his portable sawmill are turning the large Englman Spruce logs into timbers for the Como water tank. Photo by Bob Schoppe
The first of the many 2 X 6's and 4 X 4s are milled. Photo by Bob Schoppe
Dan Silbaugh is about to turn this 12 X 24 into 2 12 X 12 tank supports. Photo by Bob Schoppe
The 12 X 12 tank base timbers. Photo by Bob Schoppe
First Water Tank Vertical Column Placed. Photo by Bob Schoppe
Como Water Tank in the 1930s. Photo courtesy of the South Park Rail Society