Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad
DSP&P Fine Art Gallery
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 wBay from time to time.
See Also: Digital
Jull Snow Excavator in April 1890, near Hancock on the DSP&P
mainline to Alpine Tunnel, with four pusher
locomotives, water colour by
2005. This original painting, and its twin shown below, take pride of place in my
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.
Water colour by
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
The cupola on the waycar should not be there.
A small print appears in my office.
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
Philip Ronfor shows DSP&P #191 at work. The nicely restored
original locomotive is at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden
Como Roundhouse, Philip Ronfor
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
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
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
DSP&P Freight Train,
DSP&P #58 "Night Train to Gunnison" (at Alpine), Philip Ronfor
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
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
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
A commemorative cover postmarked 25 Aug 1983 at Gunnison CO
with South Park logo, issued by Ferro-Phile, depicting a DSP&P passenger train
on a trestle, limited edition #357 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.
Passenger train at Alpine Tunnel,
C&S fancy logo Double
headed freight train ,
CB&Q black logo
limited edition #316 of 500 limited
edition #304 of 500