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From Simple Steam to Burly Turbines: 150 Years of Great American Trains

150 Years of Great American Trains - Union Pacific 119 - On May 10, 1869, Central Pacific Railroad chief Leland Stanford used a golden hammer to pound a single golden spike into the ground, joining the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in Promontory Summit, Utah. Beside Stanford were two trains -- the Central Pacific's Jupiter, and the Union Pacific's 119.

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Australia's Indian Pacific train: Santa, snakes and singing in the Outback

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60156 Great Central: Peppercorn A1 class Pacific 60156 undergoing valve repairs inside York (50A) shed on the 4th October, 1964. Photo by Ron Fisher

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Mercury. Classic art deco design. Chicago 1936

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Central Pacific Railroad near Salt Lake City, Utah around 1869

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beautiful trains-The Flying Scotsman

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1869. The last spike of the first transcontinental railway was struck into the ground. This marked the completion of the railroad and the end of the race to the west between Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroad crews.

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Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) Apache Trail / Southern Pacific. 1928.

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The first Transcontinental Railroad was completed on May 10, 1869. By 1893 there were six major railroad companies

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From Simple Steam to Burly Turbines: 150 Years of Great American Trains

150 Years of Great American Trains - Union Pacific 119 - On May 10, 1869, Central Pacific Railroad chief Leland Stanford used a golden hammer to pound a single golden spike into the ground, joining the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in Promontory Summit, Utah. Beside Stanford were two trains -- the Central Pacific's Jupiter, and the Union Pacific's 119.