ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, LEAVERITE
and NORTHERN RAILWAY
A Photo Essay on C&S #30
The RMH,L&N RR portrays the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad
around 1880 to 1885, with some minor time-sliding so I can
incorporate some interesting items of rolling stock, like a rotary
snowplow and a Mack AB dump truck on a roll-on roll-off flatcar. I
also run C&S Mogul #5 with its waycar #301 (LGB models) and C&S
Consolidation #30. This is a one of a kind model built by David
Fletcher for Aristocraft, as a prototype for a new product. It was
never put into production, so this is one of my prized locomotives.
C&S #30 was a Baldwin built 2-8-0 Consolidation delivered to the DSP&P
in 1880. It was originally numbered DSP&P #50 and became DSP&P #180
in 1885. Her sister, DSP&P #191, is at the Colorado Railway Museum.
This page includes a series of photos of C&S #30 at various points
of interest on the RMH, L&N. Because the locomotive is "basic
black", it is extremely difficult to obtain decent photos using only
natural light. Camera is an ancient Canon digital point-and-shoot.
Photos taken in 2014 by Sonja.
C&S #30 sneaks past the Pioneer grain elevator at Leaverite. The
horse-drawn wagon with beer for the Black Hills Saloon has just
crossed the track in front of the locomotive.
C&S #30 headed north at Lone Pine.
C&S #30 climbing Climax Hill, with the Climax yard and freight depot
in the background.
C&S #30 at Glacier Station, after taking on water.
Headshot of C&S #30 and her short freight train, stopped for orders
C&S #30 southbound on the High Line, passing the first oilwell in
This image shows why the High Line is called the High Line.
C&S #30 on Bridge 3.
C&S #30 on Bridge 4, silhouetted against the evening sky.
C&S #30 on Bridge 5.
Another shot on the bridge.
Number 30 at sunset., approaching the Randy Andy Mine at the