Como to Leadville

(Forwarded from the Denver, Leadville & Gunnison Railroad)

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The abandoned right-of-way is easily seen near the summit of Boreas Pass. Photo by Mike Koenig, September 2010.

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

Flagstaff, AZ


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


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