150 years ago Andrew Russell photographed the glory, and horror, of the railroad push west

By Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times; May 23, 2019 The famous image was taken 150 years ago: On May 10,…

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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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Rail group in Utah seeks support for statewide study

By Carter Pape, The Times-Independent; May 3, 2019 A nonprofit passenger rail organization is looking to have the Utah Department…

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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 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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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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Utah officials explode derailed Union Pacific train cars carrying propane

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 1, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have exploded 11 rail…

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Stadler US Transfers Operations to New Utah Manufacturing Facility

From PocketList.com; March 28, 2019 Stadler US has officially transferred all operations to a new manufacturing facility in Utah. The 230,000-square foot…

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Utah’s FrontRunner commuter rail could use a serious upgrade but the cost is a deal breaker

By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune; March 27, 2019 In a perfect world, the Utah Transit Authority would love…

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World’s Largest Steam Locomotive Returns to the Rails as Union Pacific Commemorates Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th Anniversary

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; March 14, 2019: OMAHA, Neb., March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Union Pacific announced…

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Why the future of Caltrain is being built in Salt Lake City, Utah

By Casey Tolan, Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News; February 17, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY — The future of…

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Utah Governor Herbert officially declares 2019 as the ‘Year of the Train’

By MITCH SHAW Standard-Examiner; February 2, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY — 2019 is officially train time in Utah. With a…

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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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Utah: Ogden City hopes Golden Spike sesquicentennial will boost long-discussed Union Station renovation plan

By Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner; January 2, 2019 OGDEN — Ogden City hopes a captive audience with Union Pacific’s top executives…

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Gust of wind a possible reason for 23-car Union Pacific train derailment in Utah

By Rhett Wilkinson, Staff Reporter, Millard County Chronicle Progress; September 4, 2018 Citing “Mother Nature,” “mixed freight” was damaged after…

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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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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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State lawmakers pull the plug on Utah Transit Authority name change

By Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News; May 16, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers confirmed Wednesday they’re pulling the plug…

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Utah: Pleasant View FrontRunner station closing in August due to new safety rules

By Tim Vandenack, Standard-Examiner; February 17, 2018 PLEASANT VIEW — FrontRunner commuter rail service to Pleasant View, with the lowest…

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Unusually warm weather lays bare a photo shoot on a Union Pacific trestle in Utah

By David Wells, Fox 13 Salt Lake City; November 22, 2017 MORGAN COUNTY, Utah — Deputies in Morgan County arrested…

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