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On May 10, 1869 a golden spike was tapped into a polished tie, linking the nation by rail. It happened near the shore of Great Salt Lake in UT Territory.

This gallery shows the National Historic Site, replica locomotives, and surviving infrastructure nearby, including the original railroad bed, and wooden trestles.

Many more images of 19th century railroading including Union Pacific and Central Pacific equipment are in the Twin Streaks of Rust gallery.

These images are only offered here. The copyright watermark does not appear.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:American railroad, CPRR, Central Pacific, Golden Spike, Joining of the Rails, Promontory Utah, UPRR, Union Pacific

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