FINAL SPIKE DRIVEN ON THIS DAY IN 1869

golden spike

The National Park Service established the Golden Spike National Historic
Site in 1957

last rail

completion-transcontinental-railroad

A golden spike is ceremonially driven, completing the first transcontinental
railroad, at Promontory Point, Utah. Pictured on the left is the Central Pacific locomotive, on the right the Union Pacific engine.

Lastspike

A replica of the Golden Spike on display at the National
Historic site’s visitor center. The original is at Stanford
University in Palo Alto, Calf.

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