10.5.18

PILOTS TOUCHING, HEAD TO HEAD.

The Pacific Railroad is (almost) complete.


Promontory Point, Utah, May 10, 1869.

The "almost" refers to the absence of a Missouri River bridge at Council Bluffs, that came a few years later.  Four years after the end of the Southern Rebellion . . . DONE.

Happy 149th to the Transcon and let the stack trains roll.

For the sesquicentennial, Union Pacific (which now includes Central Pacific) plan to roll out Big Boy 4014.

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