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Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad
DSP&P Roster

The first order for rolling stock on the DSP&P went out in 1874 for 30 flat cars, 5 box cars, 5 coal cars, a coach, a combine, and 6 excursion cars. This initial batch of cars plus 2 small locomotives were sufficient for construction and revenue service for the next four years. Further construction brought the flat car count up to around 100, and these were also probably used as coal cars or ballast cars when needed. Subsequent orders over the next 10 years brought the total fleet of freight cars up to about 1300. The passener car fleet reached about 40 cars of various kinds -- many survived until the C&S era.

During the 1878 - 1885 period, the locomotive roster rose to 74, after which the number decined slowly due to re-assignment and old age. All but one of the Mason Bogies were gone before the C&S era, but most of the others survived past 1899, through a number of rebuilds to modernize the motive power.

Below is my simplified roster that can be used to put appropriate car numbers on commercial, kit-bashed,  or scratchbuilt models as well as to see the evolution of the rolling stock before the C&S takeover. Extracts from James Ehernberger's "Union Pacic Equipment List - 1885" are shwn below my composite list.  

DSP&P RR LOCOMOTIVES   1874 - 1899 

ORIG # NAME 1885 #, C&S # TYPE MFG BUILT
1 Fairplay 4 2-6-0 D&B 1874
2 Platte Canyon 283 4-4-0 D&B 1874
3 Oro City 40 2-6-6T Mason 1878
4 San Juan 41 2-6-6T Mason 1878
5 Leadville 291 2-6-6T Mason 1878
6 Tenmile 42 2-6-6T Mason 1879
7 Gunnison 43 2-6-6T Mason 1879
8 Lake City 44 2-6-6T Mason 1879
9 Kenosha 50 2-6-6T Mason 1879
10 Granite 45 2-6-6T Mason 1879
11 Ouray 46 2-6-6T Mason 1879
12 Como 47 2-6-6T Mason 1879
13 Ruby 48 2-6-6T Mason 1879
14 Twin Lakes 58 2-6-6T Mason 1879
15 Breckenridge 51 2-6-6T Mason 1879
16 Eureka 52 2-6-6T Mason 1879
17 == 140 2-6-0 D&B 1875
18 == 141 2-6-0 D&B 1875
19 == 142 2-6-0 D&B 1875
20 Silverton 53 2-6-6T Mason 1879
21 Pitkin City 54 2-6-6T Mason 1879
22 Crested Butte 55 2-6-6T Mason 1879
23 Grant 56 2-6-6T Mason 1879
24 Buena Vista 57, C&S 1 2-6-6T Mason 1880
25 Alpine 240 2-8-6T Mason 1880
26 Rico 241 2-8-6T Mason 1880
27 Roaring Fork 242 2-8-6T Mason 1880
28 Denver 243 2-8-6T Mason 1880
29 == 156, C&S 21 2-6-0 Brooks 1882
30 Morrison 157 2-6-0 Brooks 1882
31 Hilltop 158 2-6-0 Brooks 1882
32 == 159 2-6-0 Brooks 1882
33 Webster 160, C&S 3 2-6-0 Brooks 1882
34 Alma 161, C&S 17 2-6-0 Brooks 1882
35 Dillon 162, C&S 22 2-6-0 Brooks 1882
36 == 163, C&S 18 2-6-0 Brooks 1882
37 == 164, C&S 19 2-6-0 Brooks 1882
38 Chihuahua 165, C&S 20 2-6-0 Brooks 1882
39 == 109, C&S 4 2-6-0 Cooke 1884
40 == 110, C&S 5 2-6-0 Cooke 1884
41 == 198, C&S 37 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
42 == 199, C&S 38 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
43 == 200, C&S 39 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
44 == 201, C&S 40 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
45 == 202, C&S 41 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
46 == 203, C&S 42 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
47 == 204, C&S 43 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
48 == 205, C&S 44 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
49 == 206, C&S 45 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
50 == 190, C&S 30 2-8-0 BLW 1880
51 == 191, C&S 31 2-8-0 BLW 1880
52 == 192, C&S 32 2-8-0 BLW 1880
53 == 193 2-8-0 BLW 1880
54 == 194, C&S 33 2-8-0 BLW 1880
55 == 195, C&S 34 2-8-0 BLW 1880
56 == 196, C&S 35 2-8-0 BLW 1880
57 == 197, C&S 36 2-8-0 BLW 1880
58 == 207, C&S 46 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
59 == 208, C&S 47 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
60 == 209, C&S 48 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
61 == 210, C&S 49 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
62 == 211, C&S 50 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
63 == 212, C&S 51 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
64 == 213, C&S 52 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
65 == 214, C&S 53 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
66 == 215, C&S 54 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
67 == 216, C&S 55 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
68 == 217, C&S 56 2-8-0 Cooke 1883
69 == 111, C&S 6 2-6-0 Cooke 1884
70 == 112, C&S 7 2-6-0 Cooke 1884
71 == 113, C&S 8 2-6-0 Cooke 1884
72 == 114, C&S 9 2-6-0 Cooke 1884
73 == 115, C&S 10 2-6-0 Cooke 1884
74 == 116, C&S 11 2-6-0 Cooke 1884
D&RG 163 == Leased 1885-86 4-6-0 Baldwin 1882
D&RG 164 == Leased 1885-86 4-6-0 Baldwin 1882
 

DSP&P RR PASSENGER CARS   1874 - 1906 

ORIG # TYPE 1885, 1899. 1906 LENGTH MFG BUILT
1  Auraria Combine 700, 122, 22 35 Hallack 1874
2  Denver Coach = 35 Hallack 1874
3  Geneva Coach 63, 160, 56 40 Barney&Smith 1878
4 HallsValley Combine 64, 158, 77 40 Barney&Smith 1878
5  Leadville Coach 65, 159, 57 40 Barney&Smith 1878
6 (No Name) Combine 701, 123, 23 35 DSP&P 1879
7  Como Coach 56, 154 / 129, 28 40 DSP&P 1879
8 (No Name) Comb / Chair 702, 124, 27 40 DSP&P 1879
40 Baggage 1000, 102, 1 34 DSP&P 1879
41 Baggage 1001, 103, = 34 DSP&P 1879
42 Bag-Mail-Expr 1300, 113 / 105, 4 39 DSP&P 1879
South Park Sleeper 176, 1, B-1, 910 42 Pullman 1879
Bonanza Sleeper 177, 146 / 116, 41 42 Pullman 1879
San Juan Sleeper = 42 Pullman 1879
Leadville Sleeper 179, 148 / 118, 43 42 Pullman 1879
9 Coach 57 / 708, 128, 29 42 DSP&P 1880
10 Coach 58 / 709, = , = 42 DSP&P 1880
2 (2nd) Coach 55. = , = 35 Gilbert, Bush 1880
11 Coach 54, = , = 35 Gilbert, Bush 1880
12 Coach 50, = , = 35 Gilbert, Bush 1880
13 Coach 51, = , = 35 Gilbert, Bush 1880
14 Coach 52, = , = 35 Gilbert, Bush 1880
15 Coach 53, = , = 35 Gilbert, Bush 1880
16 ** Coach 59, 155, 50 35 Bowers, Dure 1880 **
17 ** Coach 56, 156, 51 35 Bowers, Dure 1880 **
18 Coach 68, 163, 79 42 Pullman 1880
19 Coach 69, = , = 42 Pullman 1880
20 Coach 66, 162, 77 42 Pullman 1880
21 Coach 67, 161. 78 42 Pullman 1880
22 ** Coach 61, 157, 52 35 Bowers,Dure 1880 **
23 ** Combine 703, 126, 25 35 Bowers,Dure 1880 **
24 ** Coach 62, = , = 35 Bowers,Dure 1880 **
25 ** Combine 704, 125, 24 35 Bowers,Dure 1880 **
43 Bag-Mail-Expr 1301, 114, 13 42 Pullman 1880
44 Bag-Mail-Expr 1302, 115, = 42 Pullman 1880
26 Combine 705, 127, 26 40 Ohio Falls 1880
45 Baggage 1002, 104, 2 34 DSP&P 1880
050 Officer 025. UP06, SP20 43 DSP&P 1880
051 Pay 026, B-2, 911 36 DSP&P 1880
Hortense Sleeper =, (NdeM) 42 Pullman 1882
Kenosha Sleeper =, (NdeM) 42 Pullman 1882
27 Coach 70, 164, 80 42 Pullman 1884
28 Coach 71, 165. 81 42 Pullman 1884
0515 (Box) Business 025(2nd), B-3, 912 26 DSP&P 1886
** AT&SF Coaches built 1875 purchased 1880 by DSP&P, 2 rebuilt to combines

DSP&P RR WAYCARS   1874 - 1912 

ORIG # TYPE 1885++ C&S 1899 C&S 1912 LENGTH MFG BUILT
60 Waycar 1500 303 1002 18-19 DSP 1879
61 Waycar == == == 18-19 DSP 1879
62 Waycar == == == 18-19 DSP 1880
63 Waycar 1501 == == 18-19 DSP 1880
64 Waycar 1502 == == 18-19 DSP 1880
65 Waycar 1503 304 1003 18-19 DSP 1881
66 Waycar 1504 == == 18-19 DSP 1881
67 Waycar 1505 305 1004 18-19 DSP 1881
68 Waycar 1506 == == 18-19 DSP 1882
69 Waycar 1507 306 1005 18-19 UP 1882
70 Waycar 1508 307 == 18-19 UP 1882
71 Waycar 1509 == == 18-19 UP 1882
72 Waycar 1510 == == 18-19 UP 1882
73 Waycar 1511 308 1006 18-19 UP 1882
74 Waycar 1512 == == 18-19 UP 1883
75 Waycar 1513 309 1007 18-19 UP 1883
76 Waycar 1514 310 1008 18-19 UP 1883
77 Waycar 1515 311 == 18-19 UP 1883
78 Waycar 1516 312 1009 v18-19 UP 1883
79 Waycar 1517 == == 18-19 UP 1884
80 Waycar 1518 313 1010 18-19 UP 1884
81 Waycar 1519 314 1011 18-19 UP 1884
82 Waycar 1520 == == 18-19 UP 1884

DSP&P RR FREIGHT CARS   1874 - 1899 

ORIG # TYPE 1885 # LENGTH MFG BUILT
1-74 Flat 3000-3018 26 Hallack 1874
74-99 Flat 3019-3025 26 Barney & Smith 1874
74-99 Flat / Lime 3026-3032 26 Barney & Smith 1874
100-299 Flat / Lime 3033-3036 26 Litchfield 1879
100-299 Flat 3037-3221 26 Litchfield 1879
== Flat 3480-3499 30 Peninsular 1884
100-299 Flat / Coal 8000-8038 26 Litchfield 1879
300-399 Coal 8114-8213 26 UP 1882
400-467 Coal == 26 Litchfield 1879
468-499 Coal 8039-8069 27 UP 1883
500-504 Box == 23 Hallack 1874
505-511 Reefer 24000-24011 26 DSP 1880
512-514 Box 24082-24103 26 DSP 1880
515-529 Box 26 B&S 1878
530-554 Box 26 Litchfield 1879
555-559 Reefer 24012-24026 26 DSP 1880
560-739 Box 24104-24275 26 Litchfield 1879
740-799 Box 24276-24410 27 UP 1883
800-849 Box 27 UP 1882
850-889 Box 27 UP 1883
890-919 Charcoal 24041-24074 31 UP 1883
920-969 Box 24411-24558 30 UP 1883
970-1049 Box 30 Peninsular 1883
1050-1064 Reefer 24012-24026 27 St Charles 1883
1080-1099 Box 24559-24570 30 Peninsular 1884
== Box 24075-24081 24 LaMothe ? 1885
1100-1199 Flat 3000-3032 Renumbered from 1-99 Series 1884
1200-1206 Stock 18000-18006 26 DSP 1801 ?
1207-1208 Stock 18007-18008 26 DSP 1801 ?
1200-1299 Flat 3400-3499 27 Peninsular 1884
1300-1343 Coal 8070-8113 27 UP 1884
1344-1443 Coal 8900-8999 30 Peninsular 1884
== Coal 7998-7999 18 == 1884

DSP&P RR MOW CARS   1874 - 1899

ORIG # TYPE 1885 # LENGTH MFG BUILT
724 Box/Tool Car 02513-02514 26 Litchfield 1879
0477 Flat/Truck Car 02515 27 UP 1883
0692 Derrick Outfit ? 26 Litchfield 1879
0125 Derrick Tender ? 27 Litchfield 1879
0103 Derrick 02510 26 Litchfield 1879
05 to 08 Flanger 05-08 ? UP 1885-87
010 Snow Plow ?? == ?? 1879 ?
011 Rotary Plow 064, 01, 99200 33 Cooke / Leslie 1885
012 to 014 Snow Plow ?? == ?? 1885 ?
== Pile Driver 02505 ? ? 1894
== Boarding 02501-02504 ? ? 1879 ?

 

DSP&P 1885 ROSTERS and NUMBRTING SCHEME
Extracts from James Ehernberger's "Union Pacific Equipment List - 1885"

DSP&P LOCOMOTIVE NUMBERS PRE amd POST 1885


DSP&P LOCOMOTIVE ROSTER and SPECIFICATIONS -- 1885
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SNOWPLOWS and FLANGERS -- 1885

DSP&P ROLLING STOCK ASSIGNED NUMBERS                CAR INVENTORY -- 1885

DSP&P PASSENGER CAR NUMBERS and SPECIFICATIONS -- 1885




DSP&P ROLLING STOCK CAR NUMBERS USED and ASSIGNED -- 1885



 

Darrell Pooles's Refrigerator Car List 
from Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette Article

Robert Grandt's Roster Lists 
from Narrow Gauge Pictorial Volumes VI and VIII

DSP&P / DL&G LOCOMOTIVES 1899
from C&S Roster 1900


C&S PASSENGER CARS 1899 and 1906
See Top Of Page for Cross Reference to DSP&P Car Numbers
List below includes cars from Colorado Central



DSP&P / DL&G CABOOSES 1885 to 1899
Extract from Narroe Gauge Pictorial, Vol XIII

DSP&P / DL&G MOW EQUIPMENT 1885 to 1899
Extract from Narroe Gauge Pictorial, Vol XIII
        C&S 1900 number in left hand column