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Date: 06/03/20 03:31
South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: cozephyr

David Tomkins gave thumbs up to narrow gauge track construction on the west side of his Como Hotel at Como, Colorado, USA, 2 June 2020.  Denver, South Park & Pacific Historical Society and South Park Rail Society members are putting track back where the Denver, South Park & Pacific RR once operated.  Colorado & Southern Railway was final operation at Como, CO, which abandoned line in 1938.

NO sound on video taken 2 June 2020.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/03/20 03:44 by cozephyr.

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Date: 06/03/20 04:23
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: SPDRGWfan

What are the larger plans here?  Is this a plan to have a short display track that a piece of rolling stock can be placed or is it a beginning for a shortline that can be operated?



Date: 06/03/20 06:11
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: cozephyr

Per their website-“The Como Project” has so far established the limited operation of a steam locomotive and passenger car between the Como Depot and Roundhouse.  However, we are also planning a possible extension towards the King Branch Wye in the future. This project also involves the South Park Rail Society's acquisitions and restoration of DSP&P and related railroad's rolling stock and equipment..."

The purpose of this Master Plan is to provide an overall framework and guidance for the South Park Rail Society’s portion of the Como Project; namely the roundhouse, the yard area surrounding the roundhouse and the track extension from the Hotel to the trestle.



Edited 7 time(s). Last edit at 06/03/20 06:27 by cozephyr.



Date: 06/03/20 07:37
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: ParkSouth

In the June 24, 1938 Fairplay Flume newspaper a long time Como and South Park resident, Mr C. Link, was quoted," Like the ancient Phoenix that rose from the ashes, Como the once great railroad center..." While the Denver South Park & Pacific --Denver Leadville & Gunnison--Colorado & Southern--never made it to the Pacific it made it to the hearts of many.  MOMORIES.  Tom Klinger



Date: 06/03/20 08:43
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: Jason-Rose

Absolutely incredible.
 

Jason Rose
Spring, TX
Rio Grande Explorations



Date: 06/03/20 10:32
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: MEKoch

No tie plates?



Date: 06/03/20 11:16
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: BobP

lwyas get Como, CO mixed up with Como, NV near Carson City.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Como,_Nevada



Date: 06/03/20 11:26
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: Milwaukee

Why are they excavating the trench to place the rails in?



Date: 06/03/20 12:20
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: rgzfan

I want to ride a train from Como to top of Kenosha Pass by 2040. 



Date: 06/03/20 12:50
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: Josta

Where is the Kings Branch Wye?  I cannot seem to find it on Google satellite view.

John Acosta
Big Bear Lake, CA



Date: 06/03/20 14:03
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: rgzfan

NE of the depot, over by the highway.

In reply to https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,5037113,5037349#msg-5037349

Josta Wrote:
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> Where is the Kings Branch Wye?  I cannot seem to
> find it on Google satellite view.



Date: 06/03/20 17:34
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: Josta

Found it, thanks!

John Acosta
Big Bear Lake, CA




Date: 06/03/20 21:44
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: callum_out

Branch went to a coal mine, other leg went to Denver.

Out 



Date: 06/04/20 07:15
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: wag216

Great ride! Did it in March 29-39, 1937./ wag216



Date: 06/04/20 09:18
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: Jason-Rose

wag216 Wrote:
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> Great ride! Did it in March 29-39, 1937./ wag216

This has to be the best comment of the year!

Jason Rose
Spring, TX
Rio Grande Explorations



Date: 06/04/20 09:39
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: Rmosele

Jason-Rose Wrote:
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> wag216 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Great ride! Did it in March 29-39, 1937./
> wag216
>
> This has to be the best comment of the year!

I was looking at my calendar for 1937 and didn't realize March had 39 days in it.



Date: 06/04/20 14:58
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: NDHolmes

Rmosele Wrote:
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> I was looking at my calendar for 1937 and didn't
> realize March had 39 days in it.

It was a slower time back then.  Months just drug on and on.  :)

Seriously, I can't believe the good stuff that just keeps coming out of the SPRS and DSP&PHS up there every year.  Thank you for a great thing, to all involved with the effort.



Date: 06/04/20 16:16
Re: South Park Rail Construction Progress 2 June
Author: CimaScrambler

From the 1937 topographic map

Kit Courter
Torrance, CA
LunarLight Photography




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