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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 on 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. Some are still aavailable from the their websites - others can be found in hardcover books about the DSP&P. A few prints show up on eBay from time to time.

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Jull Snow Excavator in April 1890, near Hancock on the DSP&P mainline to Alpine Tunnel, with four pusher locomotives,
Gicleč print of the original water colour by Jan Rons,dated 2005. This print, and its twin shown below, take pride of place in my collection.

The other half of the pair -- Mr. Orange Jull, inventor of the centrifugal snow excavator, stands at the railing on the roof of the plow to observe operations.
Gicleč prints from original water colour by Jan Rons.

Here is the W. H. Jackson photo from April 1890 that is the model for Jan Rons' watercolour shown above.


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.

"Uphil Pull"  

by Ted Blaylock (probably not DSP&P, but still a favorite on my office wall).

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


"Alpine Enginehouse" by Philip Ronfor shows DSP&P #191 at work. The nicely restored original locomotive is at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden CO. 











Como Roundhouse, Philip Ronfor

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

"Water Stop at Hancock" 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  


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, artist unknown








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

Platte Canyon,
John Coker  

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.
Click to view large image of the original engraving.

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.