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Colorado Narrow Gauge Circle Tour
Part 10: South Park City

Breckenridge and Fairplay were major mining centers on the original DSP&P mainline. South Park City is an historical village started in 1959 and run by the South Park Historical Foundation. The buildings have been gathered from many locations to represent a typical small town at the turn of the century. They are in good condition and hold many interesting artifacts. The train depot is from Buffalo, CO.

       

The locomotive is a non-operating 1914 Porter-built Mogul (2–6–0) from a banana company in Guatemala. It is somewhat similar to Moguls that once ran on the C&S. There are a number of freight cars and a caboose painted with DSP&P markings, but the lettering is not authentic in appearance. The cars themselves may be ex-C&Sng but there is no indication of their provenance. Photos are from 1994.

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A pen and ink sketch by George Foott showing South Park City locomotive #22 on Main Street.
 

Websites of Interest
http://www.fairy-lamp.com/SPCMuseum/South_Park_City_Main.html

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