Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad DSP&P
Passenger Cars In Colour
The following photos of DSP&P models are intended to show
the appearance of DSP&P passenger 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.
The generic Mantua HO scale and LGB G scale cars lettered for
DSP&P are not shown on this page as they are not accurate enough
to be used as modeling guides. There is no shortage of passenger
equipment models in all scales for D&RGW, but none of them
represent those on the DSP&P.
Deerfield River Laser Models On3 Quik-Kits
These are the most innovative passenger car kits to appear in a
long time and the only accurate DSP&P passenger cars produced in
any scale. The laser cut sides and ends are applied to Bachmann
On30 passenger car underframes and roofs. A little kit bashing
is needed for the longer cars, using four roof/underframe sets
to make three cars. Some car lengths are a little off (not more
than 3 feet) but this is a small trade-off for some fabulous
These cars sides are the first ever with panels instead of
tongue and groove siding, as delivered to the DSP&P in the 1874
-1878 era. Even the plaque for the car name is included in the
laser cut sidewalls.
DSP&P 1 "Auraria"
1874 Combine 31 foot body
DSP&P 2 "Denver" 1874 Coach 31 foot body
DSP&P 3 and 5 "Geneva" and "Leadville" 1878 Coach 40 foot body