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Park Tour - Golden Spike
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Golden Spike National Historic Site
At Promonitory Summit, located near the northern shores of the Great Salt Lake, this landmark commemorates the historic completion of America's first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Discover the stories and settings for an event that defined the destiny of our nation.
"Wedding of the Rails" celebrates the joining of Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad construction projects on May 10, 1869. The final joining of the rails spanning the continent was signified by the driving of the ceremonial Golden Spike.
Locomotive Operations [May-Sep]
Locomotive runs will be held on a daily basis, starting the first of May. These runs will include arrivals of the Jupiter and 119 at 10:00 and 10:30 AM, steam demonstrations of both locomotives at 1:00 PM, and departures of the 119 and Jupiter at 4:00 and 4:30 PM. Note that no rides are given on these engines. Reenactments of the joining of the rails ceremony is done twice daily during the summer : 11AM and 1:30 PM
Engine House Museum Tour
This building is the home to the steam locomotives Jupiter and No. 119. These engines are fully-functional replicas of the original locomotives that met here in the famous pictures depicting the joining of the rails. Engine House Tours are usually available at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Morton Thiokol Rocket Test Site
The Morton Thiokol company (now owned by ATK) manufactured over the years a number of famous solid-propellant rocket boosters, including several types of ICBM's and the Space Shuttle Boosters, at a facility near here. Full scale prototypes of many of these are on display in this outdoor setting.
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You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light. - Vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768 - 1848)