Denver South Park and Pacific Historical Society
 

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://tinyurl.com/COngmaps - This opens to a public Google Drive (GD) site with the latest downloadable version of the Denver, South Park and Pacific map overlays for Google Earth (GE) by Dick Richardson. Additionally, there are maps of other time-relevant narrow and standard gauge railroads. Also on the site are PDF instructions on how to view and a brief history of the DSP&P and early Colorado railroad development in general. You will need to have the free Google Earth Pro app installed on your computer to view the maps (see instructions on the site for details). Note that the maps are not compatible with the newer web version of GE (that appears as a browser tab) or as a My Google Map.

 

DSP&P-related Webpages

Breckenridge Highline RR Park and On30 NG Shelf RR  - Concept video by Richard Richardson. The Breckenridge Highline Railroad Park displays vintage narrow gauge railroad equipment from the early days of railroading in Colorado.

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.

Searching for the C&S narrow gauge - Reflections on, insights about, research into, and visits to the remnants of the Colorado and Southern narrow gauge. A blog by Society member, Kurt Maechner.

Crain's Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad - Society member, Ross Crain's website which includes links not found on this website.

 

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.

 

engine below mt princeton

 

 

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