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Union Pacific Steam Club

Union Pacific Steam Club

Join the Union Pacific Steam Club to get the latest news and scheduling information about Union Pacific’s legendary steam train program! You'll get notifications of all No. 844 and No. 4014 train schedules, tour stops and other excursion-related activities.

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Union Pacific Race to Promontory

Union Pacific Race to Promontory

Read and interact with the history of the Transcontinental Railroad and the United States.

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Transcontinental Railroad Story Map

Transcontinental Railroad Story Map

Created by the Utah Division of State History Antiquities program, this story map offers historical context on how the construction of the railroad was such a watershed event for Utah and the American West. Produced in partnership with Spike 150.

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Utah Historic Quarterly

Utah Historic Quarterly

Read more about the history of the Transcontinental Railroad and when it was completed.

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Golden Spike National Historic Site

Golden Spike National Historic Site

More information about the Golden Spike and upcoming events at the park.

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Library of Congress

Library of Congress

Explore the history of the Transcontinental Railroad with pictures and other resources from the Library of Congress.

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H.R. 5751 and 2. 2831 Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act

H.R. 5751 and 2. 2831 Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act

Read more about the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act and what it means for the future of the railroad.

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Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

Learn more about Utah, the home of the Golden Spike, and its founders.

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California Railway Museum

California Railway Museum

Want to know more about the history of railroads in California and the entire West?

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California State Library

California State Library

Want to learn more about railroads but don't know where to start? This research guide provides helpful information and resources.

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Huntington Library

Huntington Library

Read more about the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad and what it meant for the future of America.

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Colorado Railroad Museum

Colorado Railroad Museum

For more information about the history of railroads in the West, visit the Colorado Railroad Museum website.

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Economic Development Corporation of Utah

Economic Development Corporation of Utah

Interested in how Utah is preparing for the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad?

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