CP 60 parked at the Golden Spike National Historic Park. Definitely a great place to visit for railfans. The 153rd anniversary is coming up on May 10th.
Pride of the Central Pacific. The Park Service replica of the Central Pacific Jupiter makes a smoky run-by on the east leg of the Promontory Wye, as she makes her way to the last spike site... (more)
Witnesses to history. Settlers from the Territory of Utah pose with the Central Pacific "Jupiter" after witnessing the "Wedding of the Rails" on May 10th of 1869.
Looking pretty good at age 40! A Park Service Engineer backs the Central Pacific "Jupiter" replica on the east leg of the Promontory Wye, as he positions her for a photo shoot wit... (more)
"THIS is the way to India!" Speaking on behalf of UP Vice President, Dr. Thomas Durant, who was temporarily indisposed, UP Chief Engineer, General Grenville Dodge commends the peo... (more)
Out of the darkness....and into that beautiful Utah sunshine come the two Golden Spike Locomotives as they prepare for the second day of the 3-day "Spike 150" celebration at the G... (more)
History lives here. Central Pacific Locomotive #60 "Jupiter" is again back home in her stall in the engine shed at the Golden Spike National Historical Park after spending May 10t... (more)
Ready to rock Promontory Summit! With the morning preparations just about complete, the two "Golden Spike" engines have emerged from their quarters, pausing briefly in the yard to... (more)
UP 119's "tender behind." Although her stablemate, the CP "Jupiter" probably gets more love from fans (and views on RP), the UP 119 is one very pretty locomotive. The ... (more)
Making her grand entrance. Charging toward stage center at the Golden Spike National Historical Park, UP 119 makes her grand entrance in front of what was likely the largest crowd she's eve... (more)
Artwork on wheels. With morning servicing complete, the Central Pacific Jupiter replica gives me not only a dark, smoky plume, but a boiler blow-down as well, as she heads down the east leg... (more)
CP 60 "Jupiter": An unlikely celebrity. When looking at photos of the Last Spike Ceremony on the Transcontinental Railroad, we see lots of distinguished looking men clad in formal attire an... (more)
UP 119: An unlikely celebrity. When looking at photos of the Last Spike Ceremony on the Transcontinental Railroad, we see lots of distinguished looking men clad in formal attire and two orn... (more)
Golden Spike 150! Re-enactors from the Golden Spike National Historical Park pose for a "Champagne Photo" at the conclusion of their historic re-enactment of the Last Spike Ceremo... (more)
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)