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DSP&P Fine Art Gallery

Various artists have portrayed the DSP&P in glorious colour. Some are based on black and white photographs with a little artistic license. Others are less realistic but give an impression of the 1878 to 1889 era. A number of those illustrated here hang ion my walls. The images here are from various websites and are for my personal use. They have been reduced in size to protect the artists' original materials.

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DSP&P 2-6-0 Mogul #18 on Freemont Pass by Tucker Smith. The locomotive colours
 (red boiler and cow catcher and green cab) are the same as the LGB #18 (2018D). The cupola on the waycar should not be there. A small print appears in my office.



DSP&P #1 and #16 at Chalk Cliff, Philip Ronfor

 

DSP&P #191 at work 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 



Como Roundhouse, Philip Ronfor






1989 Granada postage stamp featured DSP&P Mason Bogie #15 "Breckemridge",
Artist unknown, shown about 5 times original size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



DSP&P Mason Bogie #4 "San Juan" with a freight train near Climax, by Gil Bennett

 
DSP&P #217 and #43 at Palisades (Alpine), Richard Ward

 
DSP&P #42 at Dead Man Canyon, Philip Ronfor
 


DSP&P Mason Bogie #24 "Buena Vista" at Baker Tank on Boreas Pass by Art Olds

 
DSP&P #51 at Woodstock, Richard Ward


Double Header at Hancock pen and ink by George Foot


DSP&P #63 and #28 "Denver", Pen and Ink by Otto Kuhler


 
DSP&P #54, Meet at Little Mountain Spur, Philip Ronfor


                     DSP&P Mason Bogie #44 "Along the Ten Mile" on the High Line to Leadville,
John Coker  
 


Jull Snow Excavator in April 1890, near Hancock on the DSP&P mainline to Alpine Tunnel ,with four pusher locomotives, water colour by Jan Rons. This original painting, and its twin shown below, take pride of place in my collection.


Mr. Orange Jull, inventor of the centrifugal snow excavator, stands at the railing on the roof of the plow to observe operations.

 


DSP&P #63 at Platte Canyon, Richard Ward

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


 DSP&P Triple Heaser Cattle Train - "The Roundup" by Otto Kuhler


DSP&P Consolidations #63 and #67 at Rocky Point in Boreas Pass
, John Coker  

 
 

DSP&P Freight Train

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 
DSP&P #58  "Night Train to Gunnison" (at Alpine), Philip Ronfor

 

Alpine Enginehouse, Philip Ronfor

 

 

 

 

  

 

Platte Canyon,
John Coker  
 

"Uphil Pull"  
by Ted Blaylock (probably not DSP&P, but still my favorite on my walls).


DSP&P #13  "Ruby", pen and ink by Stephen Moertker


Mason Bogie, by Philip Ronfor


Reproductions of the Breckenridge engraving have been published to decorate office and home. This print shows some nice detail and can be found on eBay in a 20 inch wide format.
Click to view large image of the original engraving (0.75 Mb)


A series of art prints in "The American Eye of Evelyn Curro" appeared in 1972 and included this rendering of DSP&P #15 in red  with russia Iron boiler. Its bright red colour scheme was probably not authentic, but made for dramatic art.  This image may have been the inspiration for the 1983 Delton colour scheme shown below,
although, sadly, they didn't keep the russia iron colour on the boiler.


Delton's DSP&P #15 2-6-6T "Breckenridge" in the burgandy and red paint scheme, showing the many individual decals representing the pin-striped original.


A 1947 Calendar with the "San Juan" builder's photo of 1879


Here's a wonderful piece of wall-art produced in the 1970's. It consists of a brass-coloured plaque with DSP&P Cooke Mogul #111 (#69 before 1885)  and a beautiful arch-windowed coach, possibly DSP&P #57, 58, or 59 (#7, 9, 10 before 1885). This is mounted on a mahogany base, along with a complete weather station consisting of French-made thermometer, barometer, and humidity meter., all still in working order (author's collection).


A commemorative cover postmarked 25 Aug 1983 at Gunnison CO issued by Ferro-phil depicting a DSP&P passenger train and logos, limited edition #316 of 500 signed on reverse by the artist. Stamps include a 3 cent of 1950 honouring railroad engineers, a 13 cent honouring Crazy Horse, and a 4 cent illustrating a stage coach of the 1890's, both issued in 1982.