Wagons Ho! A pioneer wagon train meets Central Pacific No. 60, the "Jupiter," at Promontory. They seem to be going in circles....
One of my first attempts at creative photography: Kodachrome with a star filter. The filter resulted in a less-than-sharp slide. I don't use either one anymore!
The replicas of "Jupiter" and No. 119 meet again at Promontory, Utah for the 137th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike. Costumed actors gather every May 10th to reenact the event for t... (more)
Authentic 1869 Union Pacific switch stand restored and in use at Promontory Summit, Utah
Shoot in B&W, and it's still 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah
The "Jupiter" takes part in the May 10th Golden Spike celebration.
Getting ready for the May 10th celebration.
The drive wheel on Union Pacific 119. Note the crosshead water pump.
Replica of UP 119 backing down the siding at Promontory. Note that the tender trucks are now painted the same color as the tender itself.
UP 119 performs on May 10th for the 137th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike.
UP 119 steams down the main line at the Golden Spike National Historic Site.
Jupiter steams down the siding at the Golden Spike National Historic Site. Only a few hours later that pretty blue pilot would be wrecked in an unfortunate accident.
Jupiter and 119 performing a steam demonstration at the Golden Spike National Historic Site.
The replicas of "Jupiter" and No. 119 sparkle in the early morning sun at Promontory Summit, Utah.
Recreating the classic A.J. Russell photo on the 137th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike.