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Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad
DSP&P Cooke 2-8-0 Consolidation Locomotives

The Danforth & Cooke Locomotive Works, located in Paterson NJ, began operations in 1852. In spite of the 20-year head start that Rogers had, Danforth & Cooke grew very quickly. Orders for its locomotives were on the rise through the Civil War and into the 1880s. The Danforth & Cooke plant continued to operate even after it was merged into the American Locomotive Company in 1901, along with Rogers and 6 others , Under the control of Alco, it mainly built rotary snow plows or specialty engines for foreign companies. Danforth & Cooke's Paterson plant turned out its last locomotive in 1926 -- more than 3000 steam locomotives in all.

This page covers the 20 DSP&P 2-8-0 Consolidation locomotives acquired from Cooke. DSP&P also owned eight 2-6-0 Moguls from Cooke.

DSP&P RR LOCOMOTIVES   1874 - 1899 

ORIG # NAME 1885 #, C&S # TYPE MFG BUILT
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
         
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

HISTORY
Twenty Cooke 2-8-0 Consolidations were delivered to the DSP&P between June and November 1883. The first nine were numbered to fill the gap created when the older Baldwin 2-8-0's were numbered DSP&P 50 through 57 back in 1880. The other eleven Cooke 2-8-0's were then numbered DSP&P 58 through 68. They became a continuous group from #198 to 217 in the 1885 renumbering scheme and later C&S 37 to 56 in 1899. They had 36" drivers and 15x18" cylinders. Most were scrapped or sold to lumber companies across the first 20 years of the C&S era.




 DSP&P #63 and #64 on the author's garden railway


PHOTO GALLERY


DSP&P Cooke Consolidation #63 Builder's Photo, minus a headlamp


DSP&P #63 at work


DSP&P Cooke Conso;idation #45, after renumbering to #202.



DSP&P #58 after being renumbered in 1885 to DSP&P 207
 

FOLIOS and PLANS
This John Maxwell Plan has dimensions for both Baldwin and Cooke 2-8-0 Consolidations.

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

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