Roadschooling West to East – Golden Spike

I’ve got to get a little bit better at posting while traveling. It seems like the two have been inversely proportional this past year. We’ve finished our time on the West Coast and have made our way back East. One of the places we traveled to recently was a site where the continent was united (connected is a better term) and an event occurred that ushered in many changes in the nation.

Golden Spike National Historic Site Not So SAHM

Visiting Golden Spike National Historic Site

It was a beautiful day to watch a re-enactment. Both trains, the 119 and Jupiter, are replicas (in which Walt Disney had a little hand in helping out with the restoration). One was and is fueled by coal (119), the other, wood (Jupiter).

Golden Spike Monument 119 Jupiter Not So SAHM

Choo choo!

Golden Spike Monument 119 Jupiter Not So SAHM

Making its way to the meeting

119 and Jupiter meet at Golden Spike Monument Not So SAHM

119

119 and Jupiter meet at Golden Spike Monument Not So SAHM

Jupiter

119 and Jupiter meet at Golden Spike Monument Not So SAHM

Meeting of the minds

Tracks at transcontinental railroad Promontory Not So SAHM


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