One of the perks of truck driving has found me in interesting places with interesting loads. One of the most interesting is the Railroad Ties and Crossing Panels I had to deliver to the Golden Spi... (more)
Here's a view of the fireman's side of 119. This a near exact replica, of the original 119, that was used in the Golden Spike Ceremony, in Promontory Summit, in 1869.
This locomotive was designed... (more)
Locomotive number 119, makes a shove east, on the Union Pacific Spur.
Every year, for a few day, in between Christmas, and New Year, the Golden Spike National Historic Site, does their winter ste... (more)
May 10, 2016 marked the 147th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit, linking the east and west coasts of United States with its first transcontinental railroad. This ... (more)
May 10, 2016 marked the 147th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit, linking the east and west coasts of United States with its first transcontinental railroad.
Union Pacific commemorative 4-4-0 119 built in 1979 for the Gold Spike Promontory National Monument performs a run-by strut on June 12, 2015 before being placed in its house for the night, visibl... (more)
Looking like May 10, 1869 not 2008.
Central Pacific #60 (Jupiter) was used for the "2007 Winter Steam" at the Golden Spike National Historic Site
Wagons Ho! A pioneer wagon train meets Central Pacific No. 60, the "Jupiter," at Promontory. They seem to be going in circles....
One of my first attempts at creative photography: Kodachrome with a star filter. The filter resulted in a less-than-sharp slide. I don't use either one anymore!
The replicas of "Jupiter" and No. 119 meet again at Promontory, Utah for the 137th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike. Costumed actors gather every May 10th to reenact the event for t... (more)
Authentic 1869 Union Pacific switch stand restored and in use at Promontory Summit, Utah
Shoot in B&W, and it's still 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah
The "Jupiter" takes part in the May 10th Golden Spike celebration.