Why the Big Boy 4014 is Such a Badass Train

By Tom Bentley, Popular Mechanics, June 13, 2019 Americans like things big. Big like Texas, big like the rolling Mississippi,…

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The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last

By Alan Chin, Post Magazine, South China Morning Post; May 23, 2019 Connie Young Yu has put forward her arguments…

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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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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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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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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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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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The centennial of the transcontinental railroad all but excluded the Chinese workers who helped build it. As Utah marks the 150th anniversary, their stories are being told.

By Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune; February 3, 2019 They’re extraordinary pieces of history — three gleaming ceremonial…

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Proposals from Utah artists requested for Golden Spike celebration

From Deseret News; May 24, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Heritage and Arts is accepting artist…

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