California was first linked to the East Coast by ‘fast’ transportation 150 years ago

By Jody Meacham, Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal; May 10, 2019 A century and a half ago today, a golden…

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Texas: Why is TEXRail naming this train car Spike?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; May 10, 2019 FORT WORTH Later this year, Fort Worth residents who travel on…

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Union Pacific: Golden at 150

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; May 8, 2019 COVER STORY, MAY 2019 – Railway Age antecedent American…

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Railroads still lead in some ways, 150 years after Transcontinental Railroad

By Kurt Snibbe, Orange County Register; May 3, 2019 May 10 marks the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony…

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Two historic paintings related to the Golden Spike will go on display in Helper, Utah. They almost were tossed out with the trash.

By Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune; May 2, 2019 Rick Harper is happy to retell how, while he…

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America Celebrates the Transcontinental Railroad

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; May 2, 2019: The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad May 10, 1869, is…

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Union Pacific to celebrate 150th Anniversary of transcontinental railroad

By Brendan LaChance, Oil City News; May 1, 2019 CASPER, Wyo. — Union Pacific says that two of their historic…

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Golden Spike celebrations across Utah have taken years of preparation, planning

By ANNA BURLESON, Special to the Standard-Examiner; April 28, 2019 It could be a play, a street festival, a photography…

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Ogden, Utah prepares for Heritage Festival, 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

By Hunter Geisel, KUTV CBS 2; April 28, 2019 (KUTV) — The city of Ogden is preparing itself for the…

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150th anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad anniversary celebrations and history in Council Bluffs, Iowa

By Ashley English, Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Daily Nonpareil; April 28, 2019 This year marks the 150th…

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150th anniversary of golden spike expected to draw 12,000

By John O’Connell, Idaho State Journal; April 23, 2019 PROMONTORY, Utah — At a time when the North and South…

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Union Pacific Announces 150th Anniversary Celebration Commemorating Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; April 10, 2019: OMAHA, Neb., April 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Union Pacific will…

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Sacramento, California to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

By Traci Rockefeller Cusack, Sacramento Press; April 3, 2019 This year, the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud…

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Bureau of Land Management to guide public on tour of original Promontory section of Transcontinental Railroad

By MITCH SHAW, Standard-Examiner; April 4, 2019 PROMONTORY — The remnants of original 90-mile Promontory Branch of the Transcontinental Railroad…

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150 years ago, the battle for transcontinental railroads was that era’s Amazon HQ2

By Jon Talton, The Seattle Times; April 5, 2019 This is a year of momentous anniversaries. It marks the 50th…

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Who besides the Chinese and Irish built the transcontinental railroad? Latter-day Saints — lots of them.

By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune; April 2, 2019 Utah is about to throw a big celebration for the…

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From Union Pacific Railroad – The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; July 16, 2018: Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE: October 6, 2018 – January…

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