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. 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.
Products 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.
The Leadville Shops.Freight
Two accurate DSP&P laser-cut models (above) from
Shops, available in S and O scales.
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.
Some people think the
Tiffany reefers could be straw yellow. Here are two On3
models for comparison.
3D computer renderings by
Dodge Scratch Built On3 Car Models.
See his railway story
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.
Tiffany reefer, needs double board roof and correct road
Some custom lettered
cars purchased from eBay vendors