Como to Leadville

This route was built by the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad between 1880 and 1884. At the time, it was a 3-foot narrow gauge, but was converted to standard gauge at some point.

The line was abandoned in 1937 under the Colorado and Southern Railroad.

The abandoned right-of-way is easily seen near the summit of Bor...
The abandoned right-of-way is easily seen near the summit of Boreas Pass. Photo by Mike Koenig, September 2010.
Boreas Pass was the highest point along the line.
Boreas Pass was the highest point along the line. Photo by Mike Koenig, September 2010.
At the top of Boreas Pass, a Colorado and Southern boxcar remain...
At the top of Boreas Pass, a Colorado and Southern boxcar remains, perched atop the only known remaining tracks of the line. Photo by Mike Koenig, September 2010.
A section house and water tower also remain, both restored by Su...
A section house and water tower also remain, both restored by Summit County. Photo by Mike Koenig, September 2010.
A restored version of the water tank at Boreas Pass. The former ...
A restored version of the water tank at Boreas Pass. The former right-of-way is clearly visible. Photo by Mike Koenig, September 2010.

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The DSP&P was never converted to standard gauge. Not the part to Como and beyond.

Andy
Flagstaff, AZ
7/2/2012

The sedgment of the narrow gauge from Leadville to Fremont was converted to standard gauge by the C&S to serve the molybdenum mine at Climax and maintain an interchange with the D&RGW Tennessee Pass route. It is used today as a tourist line and terminates short of Fremont Pass.

The original right-off-way of the DSP&P (later C&S) between Como and Breckenridge was upgraded to an automobile road in 1955 and is driveable, in the summer months, by normal passenger autos.

Ed Frey
Loveland, CO
8/29/2012