Promontory, Utah

Trip Day Twenty-five: Thursday, July 6, 2000

The Jupiter and 119

These locomotives hauled the dignitaires to Promontory Summit, Utah for the ceremonies and celebration of joining of the tracks making it possible to cross the continent by rail for the first time in history. The ceremony was held May 10, 1869. A hundred years later, we celebrated another milestone in history. Man landed on the moon in June or July of 1969.

The Tie and the Plaque

The Restored 119 and the Jupiter

Related Links:

To learn more about the Golden Spike National Historic Site, visit their Home Page.
They restored the old locomotives and had a reenactment
of the original ceremony on May 10, 1994.
Map showing the location of the Golden Spike National Historic Site.
Another website.
Utah Online Highways.

Page last updated August 18, 2000.