Woah.... I have a webcomic in the works where a C&S Brooks mogul (Alma, #17) was kept around despite not being on the books. I'm absolutely dumbfounded that this actually happened with one of them. Any word on the prior DL&G or DSP&P number?
So after digging around, I found a C&Sng roster that includes a #2 and #3. Most rosters I've seen skip right from 1 to 4, but apparently both "Hill Top" (pictured here) and "Webster" had a brief stay on the C&S.
CRA No 10 has side by side photos of Colorado Central 8 as delivered, later becoming UPD&G 150, the UPD&G 5 in 1896, finally C&S number 15, sold by 1902. At right, sister DSP&P 31, became number DL&G 158 and was eventually renumbered C&S number 2 in 1899, sold 1902.
Colorado Rail Annual No.10, page 160.
And if you're looking for a dramatic story line involving Brooks moguls, for a C&S webcomic, recall the great locomotive collision of 1896.
Democrat William Jennings Bryan ran against Republican William McKinley for president that year. Colorado and other western mining states tended to support Bryan, as he was in favor of government purchasing of silver (remember the "cross of gold" speech?).
To raise money for Bryan's campaign, Colorado Democrats obtained 2 old Brooks moguls from the UPD&G, numbers 153 and 154, sisters to those that became C&S numbers 2 and 3. They then staged a locomotive collision outside of Denver, charging spectators an admission price.