The engineer of Union Pacific 119 waves while performing a steam demonstration at the 146th anniversary of the driving of the golden spike.
The Golden Spike replica locomotives are waiting for another day of steam action in the high Promontory basin.
What a perfect day to remember when a pair of steel rails united a continent 145 years ago.
Celebrating 145 years since driving the Golden Spike on the first transcontinental railway.
Reenactment of driving the last spike(s).
Union Pacific #119 replica built by O'Connor Engineering at Golden Spike Historic Site, Promontory, UT.
A forlorn GE 25ton sitting on the eastern end of track of Promontory. It was lettered for Harvard Steel Storage and carried no number.
No. 119 steams down the reconstructed main line at the Golden Spike National Historic Site
Union Pacific 119 and Central Pacific "Jupiter" in the classic "Golden Spike" pose at Promontory Summit, Utah.
Even in 1869 you couldn't get help but get wires and poles in your shot.
Replicas of Union Pacific 119 and Central Pacific "Jupiter" prepare to re-enact the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory, Utah.
What was it the Engines said, Pilots touching,—head to head. Facing on the single track, Half a world behind each back?
- Francis Bret Harte
Central Pacific RR #60, the "Jupiter", replicated in fine form here.
Union Pacific 119 makes a "photo run" as the NPS calls it, as one of it's fireman gives a friendly wave.
Golden Spike's winter steam special
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