The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

The entrance.

Trains a coming.

Closer.

It's here.

There it goes.

Central Pacifics Steam Engine.

Union Pacifics Steam Engine

Where the Golden spike was driven..

They got an up close view.

The monument.

A spot on the driving tour.

The cut.

According to plaque, it was chinese art.

The salt flat to Ogden after the cut.

Show off.

Driving the union pacific grade toward Ogden.


We took a drive out to the Promontory Summit. This is the location of the "Golden Spike" (also known as the "Last Spike"). It is the ceremonial final spike driven to join the First Continental Railroad across the United States. This connected the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869. It was one of the first nationwide media events with a telegraph sent that flashed around the country. It was only one word, "DONE!

There was a museum and a short movie on the building of the railroad. When we left we took a driving tour through the area that the train originally traveled.



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