Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Golden Spike National Historic Railway Monument, Utah, U. S. A.

The "Golden Spike" (aka "The Last Spike") is the ceremonial final spike driven to join the rails of the first Transcontinental rail road across the U.S.A connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific rail roads on 10 May 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. Each year on May 10th, a ceremony is held at Promontory Summit where Union Pacific Loco No 119 and Central Pacific Loco No 60 (aka the "Jupiter") are drawn face to face.

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