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DSP&P Historical Society Links

Como Depot Public Facebook Page - News and progress on the Como Depot.

South Park Rail Society - Non-profit organization charged with the care and restoration of the 1881 Como Roundhouse and operation and maintenance of steam locomotive “Klondike Kate”.

https://goo.gl/C0Uid6 - Google drive site with the latest version of the Denver, South Park and Pacific and Colorado Central Google Earth map overlays as described in Dick Richardson's article in The Bogies and the Loop. In addition to the map overlays, there are instructions on how to use them, and a brief history of the South Park and Clear Creek lines that can be downloaded. You will need to have Google Earth installed on your computer to use the overlays (see instructions for details).

 

DSP&P-related Webpages

Mid-Continent Railway Museum Rolling Stock Webpage  - Great website for information on early rolling stock with a very good emphasis on DSP&P through C&S cars.

The Narrow Gauge Circle - One thousand miles through the Colorado Rockies by rail. Photos & Information.

Rocky Mountain Railroad Club - Possibly the oldest historical rail road groups in the state. A great site with much varied information.

 

Historical and Heritage Websites

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

Buena Vista Heritage - Preserving and sharing the history of Buena Vista and Chaffee County for the education and enjoyment of the public.

Historic Society of Idaho Springs - Mine tours, rail history, and programs.

Park County Archives

South Park National Heritage Area - Be sure to watch the South Park video which covers the area history from early geological development through early settlement and (20 minutes in) the railroads.

 

Excursion Railroad Websites

Cumbres & Toltec - Narrow gauge railroading between Antonito, CO and Chama, NM. Across the Continental Divide.

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum

Georgetown Loop Railroad & Mining Park

Leadville, Colorado & Southern - Passenger train between Leadville and just short of Climax, travels on the original South Park grade.

Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad - A 7-5/8” gauge 1-1/2” to the foot standard gauge live steam railroad being constructed in South Park.

 

Railroad-related Museum Websites

Colorado Railroad Museum - Located west of Denver in Golden, CO. The history of railroading in Colorado and the west.

Frisco Historic Park & Museum

Ridgeway Railroad Museum - Ridgway, Colorado, long known as the birthplace of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad, is the home of a museum dedicated to the preservation of the history of railroading in Ouray County and surrounding areas.

 

Railroad Store Websites

Caboose Hobbies - The world’s largest model train store. The place to find South Park equipment in all scales.

engine below mt princeton

 

 

Engine #197 with mixed train at the wye above Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. Circa 1898


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