Tuesday, May 10, 2016

First Transcontinental Railroad across America

 According to a wonderful historical calendar given to us by friends of DIT, today is a historical and momentous day.

What?  Why?

Well, it seems that on May 10, 1869, The Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads met at Promontory, Utah, thus linking the two into a giant cross country link.

A final last spike was driven and the two railroads were connected.

The Locomotive pictured here is the Gov. Stanford, typical of locomotives of that time.

For more information about this momentous event

HERE'S THE LINK Transcontinental Railroad