Monday, August 10, 2009

Golden Spike Day

What a GREAT train day we had today.

Drove to the Golden Spike National Historical Site, which is about 35 miles from Brigham City, Utah.

This is where the transcontinental railroad linked east and west railways!

Central Pacific's Jupiter locomotive uses wood as its fuel; and the other one, Union Pacific's 119, uses coal.

We got to see a reenactment of where the two locomotives met and where the golden spike was driven into the ceremonial tie. The "real" golden spike is on display in Sanford University.

And I finally found a PINK engineer's cap at the Golden Spike gift shop! Life is good.

1 comment:

Rho's place said...

I know you are Vanna, but where is zip in the train pictures???? You are the shopper I see....
miss you guys.