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Golden Spike!

With Central Pacific's Jupiter on the left and Union Pacific's No. 119 on the right, a few lucky people witnessed one of the most important moments in the history of transportation in our great country on May 10, 1869: The completion of the first transcontinental railroad.

Now, thanks to some very dedicated people and careful reenactment, we can get a glimpse of what the moment might have been like.

Promontory Summit, UT

Photographed by Chris Longenbaker, May 17, 2008.
Added to the photo archive by Chris Longenbaker, June 28, 2008.
Railroad: Union Pacific.

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