Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad

DSP&P Plans by John Maxwell

The late John Maxwell was renowned for his well researched drawings of Colorado narrow gauge equipment and structures. I purchased a set of Maxwells plans from his estate auction that covered a wide range of his drawings. Those that pertain to DSP&P era equipment are shown here. My copies appear to be very old blackline prints on very soft paper that will not stand much handling. I have no idea how complete the set is. John's son Bruce managed the Maxwell Collection for a few years but he too has passed away. I don't know where the original drawings are now.


All images displayed below have been reduced in size. There are 3 locomotives, 3 passenger cars, and 7 freight cars in the DSP&P section. All were drawn in the late 1950's and 1960's. John's notes and comments on the plans give insights into road numbers (with dates) and construction details that are the backbone of many subsequent articles and books on the DSP&P. For a relatively complete index of John Maxwell's plans, CLICK HERE.

DSP&P 2-6-6T  Mason Bogie #15 "Breckenridge"

DSP&P 2-8-0 Cooke and BLW Consolidation

DSP&P 2-6-0 Cooke Mogul #71

DSP&P Pullman Sleepers "Bonanza", "San Juan", "Leadville"


DSP&P Coach #9

DSP&P Baggage Express Cars #40, 41, 45

DSP&P 26 Foot Flat Cars 100 to 299 and DSP&P 1100 to 1299

DSP&P 26 Foot Coal Cars 300 to 499

DSP&P 27 Foot Box Cars 500 to 899

DSP&P 27 Foot Box Car 608 (before DSP&PHS Restoration)

DSP&P 26 Foot Refrigerator Cars 505 to 511 and 555 to 559

DSP&P 27 Foot Refrigerator Cars 1050 to 1064

DSP&P 26 Foot Stock Cars 1200 to 1208