Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad
Track Routes, Yards, and Sidings
The route of
any mountain railroad is bound to be circuitous and the DSP&P is
no exception, and may be more convoluted than many others. From
a modeler's point of view, that is what makes the DSP&P so
interesting. From an operational point of view, yards and
sidings play a vital role in the movement and maintenance of the
fleet, in real lie as well as in model railroading.
Here are some of the more interesting track schematics
that I could find. There were many variations over time, so
these plans are merely snapshots of a specific time. Dates are
included on some images, others are not so helpful.
OVERALL ROUTE LAYOUT
Route map of the Denver, South
Park and Pacific Railway from Denver to Gunnison with the
important side trip to Leadville. The line straight west from Denver
to Georgetown and Silver Plume was the Colorado Central Railway.
Both railways ultimately became the Colorado and Southern, after
a couple of corporate reorganizations.
COMO YARD DETAILS
BOREAS PASS SUMMIT FACILITIES
KOKOMO EN ROUTE TO LEADVILLE
BRECKENRIDGE TO LEADVILLE
LEADVILLE YARD AND AREA MINES
HANCOCK TO ALPIME TUNEL AND WOODSTOCK
TROUT CREEK PASS TO ALPIME TUNNEL
This drawing lacks detail
on the DSP&P. Can anyone provide a better plam?
BALDWIN AREA AND MINES