Throwback: Golden Spike National Historic Site

The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is “Tracks“, including trains and rail tracks, anything to do with tracks.

What comes to mind is my visit to Golden Spike National Historic Site back in 2012. It is located at Promontory Summit in Utah. The site commemorates the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad where the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad met on May 10, 1869.* 

It is called Golden Spike, after the ceremonial final spike that joined the two rails.

Here are some of the photos I took at Golden Spike National Historic Site.
Jupiter (replica), Central Pacific Railroad #60

Union Pacific No. 119

#60 and #119 Meeting Reenactment

No tracks focused photos on this post, but these historic trains played a significant part in US history, and I wanted to share.

Happy blogging!


Note: *Ceremony at “Wedding of the Rails,” May 10, 1869 at Promontory Point, Utah”. World Digital Library. 1869-05-10. 

About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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3 Responses to Throwback: Golden Spike National Historic Site

  1. ralietravels says:

    Photos from the period were always in black and white, so it was interesting to see how colorful the trains/engines actually were and to walk along some of the original track grade.

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    This is such a fun entry for this week. Thanks Dee. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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