Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad
DSP&P Freight Cars In Colour

The following photos of models are intended to show the appearance of DSP&P freight equipment in the 1875 - 1885 era - the period before the Union Pacific takeover. Based on detailed research by the builders, these are probably the best photos of DSP&P rolllng stock available today. There will always be some disagreement about exact colours, especially about whether the reefers were white or yellow. I personally favour white, based on the photos of the original cars in use.


 Cimarron Car Works Sn3 DSP&P Freight Cars c.1883 















DSP&P #1437, the prototype for the Cimmaron model (above), circa 1884.
Cimmaron products are available through Leadville Shops.

Hartford Products DSP&P 1:20 scale craftsman kits.

Above 5 photos: Hartford Products 1:20.3 scale DSP&P freight cars. These are beautifully
designed and accurate craftsman kits. Hartford kits are available throufg Ozark Miniatures.

The Leadville Shops.Freight Cars

Two accurate DSP&P laser-cut models (above) from The Leaadville Shops, available in S and O scales.

MicroTrains N Scale (Nn3 gauge, 1:120 scale) Freight Cars
Fantastic factory applied lettering on a car that is only 2-1/4 inches long.

DSP&P models by noted modelers.

Two of Ron Rudnick's beautiful HOn3 models

A 1:20.3 model of a 31 foot DSP&P charcoal car by Peter Bunce

Peter's model of a conventional DSP&P boxcar

Comparative size of the charcoal boxcar and the normal car.

Source unknown.

 Source unknown. 

A nicely finished Labelle HOn3 kit, modeler unknown


Some people think the Tiffany reefers could be straw yellow. Here are two On3 models for comparison.

3D computer renderings by Bill Gould.






Andrew Dodge Scratch Built On3 Car Models.
See his railway story HERE.




Large Scale Freight Car Models
Only those with reasonably accurate appearance are included here.

The Accucraft model generally follows the dimensions of Charles Brommerís plans
 for DSP&P #73 in the Jan/Feb 1992 "Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette".

(Left) Dwlton 1:24 scale Tiffany reefer. (Right) Bachmann 1:24 scale UP reefer. Murphy metal roof must be replaced with double-board wood roof and roof hatches need to be removed.

Aristocraft "Delton Classics" boxcar (needs new road number) and Tiffany reefer. Both need double board roof.

1:22 scale Tiffany reefer, needs double board roof  and correct road number.

Some custom lettered cars purchased from eBay vendors