Other websites of interest to those interested in the
Colorado & Southern Railroad and
its predecessor railroads.
The Alpine Tunnel Historic District consists of a two hundred foot wide right of
way along thirteen miles of original South Park roadbed between Quartz and
Hancock. It is sponsored by the Gunnison County Lodging Tax Panel, the Alpine
Tunnel Historic Association, and the U.S. Forest Service.
The Boulder County Railway Historical Society was formed in 1997 to assist the
City of Boulder in the restoration of three pieces of narrow gauge railroad
equipment displayed in Central Park. It has since expanded greatly, now having
more than 15 pieces of rolling stock (both broad and narrow gauge) at its
Valmont Display Site. They are looking for volunteers to help in their
restoration efforts. Can you help?
Basic Information on the park site.
More than 20 photos of the Alpine Tunnel
area and work being done in the Alpine Tunnel Historic District.
(Unfortunately, the designer of this website has made it impossible to
go directly to a particular page. Access their home page through our link, choose PHOTOS
in the left column, then from the CLS Photos Index click the link for Alpine
Colorado Railroad Museum is recognized as one of the best privately supported
rail museums in the United States. It is owned and operated by the
Historical Foundation, a 501(c)(3) (not-for-profit) corporation. This
museum is a must for railfans traveling in the area. It features more
than 70 pieces of historic narrow and standard gauge locomotives and cars
exhibited on 12 acres at the foot of North Table Mountain, just east of
Golden, Colorado. The Robert Richardson Railroad Library, dedicated in April 1997,
contains more than 10,000 railroading books and more than 20,000 photographs
and is continually growing.
Dont be put off by the opening page. This is a great website. Lots of
excellent information on C&S locomotives, and great photos from the Denver
Public Library/Western History Collection.
On-line database containing a selection of historic photographs from the
collections of the Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department
and the Colorado Historical Society. These collections, which contain more than
one million items, document the history of Colorado and the American West.
A number of pages with miscellaneous information about the DSP&P. Many
interesting tidbits and lots of links. We believe this is the former home of
the DSP&P discussion group now at Yahoo.Com.
Website of the reconstructed Georgetown Loop Railroad.
Very interesting website in its own right, but only
indirectly railroad-related. But has a captivating page titled "Stuhr
Museum Railcar Restoration Shop: Florence & Cripple Creek #65" where
you can see in detail the work necessary to restore a wooden passenger car.
The museum currently owns C&S baggage car #45/#105.
Taking its name from an early day travel package offered by the Denver and
Rio Grande Railroad that took the traveler through some of the most scenic
vistas of the Colorado mountains, almost all the way on narrow gauge rails,
this website offers a potpourri of material on Colorado narrow gauge railroads
(with a bit of Utah, too), Colorado history, and enjoying the back roads and
ghost towns of southern Colorado.
Marvelous gallery of historical DSP&P photos, very well presented. (This is
one segment of The Narrow Gauge Circle, listed above.)
These are commercial websites we have found helpful. We get
no benefit from posting them other than the pleasure of trying to help you.
abebooks.com -- A broker representing many sellers.
...world's largest online marketplace for used, rare, and out-of-print
books. Abebooks connects those who buy books with those who sell them...
The Bookmine -- An individual
in 1984, The BookMine served the Northern California Region as a source for
fine books. The retail shop was shuttered in 1999, existing now as an on-line
John Maxwell Collection -- Colorado Narrow Gauge Railroad Drawings and
John W. Maxwell began photographing narrow gauge trains more than 60 years
ago and drawing plans and elevations from those he measured, as well as from
his photographs. Bruce Maxwell has kept these available at very reasonable
prices via this website.
source for back issue rail magazines, rail related books and prototype