Colorado Narrow Gauge Circle Tour
10: South Park City
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.
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.
A pen and ink sketch by George Foott showing South Park City
locomotive #22 on Main Street.
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