Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad
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. Baased 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 pf 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.
BELOW:, Hartford Products photos of their DSP&P 1:20 scale
Above 5 photos: Hartford Products 1:20.3 scale DSP&P freight cars. These are
designed and accurate craftsman kits.
Two accueare DSP&P laser-cut models (above) from The Leaadville
Shops, available in HO, S, and O scales.
Some accurate 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.
Some people think the
Tiffany reefers could be straw yellow. Here are two On3
these are not
photographs, but 3-D computer renderings by Bill Gould.
BELOW: Andrew Dodge was a great DSP&P
modeler. Here are a few of his very fine scratch built On3 cars.
See his railway story