CP 60 is a Autonomous Geometry Test Car that rides in regular revenue trains placed anywhere in the train. In this case between the autoracks and intermodal on train 112. If a defect is found a re... (more)
Pride of the Central Pacific. The Park Service replica of the Central Pacific Jupiter makes a smoky run-by on the east leg of the Promontory Wye, as she makes her way to the last spike site... (more)
Witnesses to history. Settlers from the Territory of Utah pose with the Central Pacific "Jupiter" after witnessing the "Wedding of the Rails" on May 10th of 1869.
Looking pretty good at age 40! A Park Service Engineer backs the Central Pacific "Jupiter" replica on the east leg of the Promontory Wye, as he positions her for a photo shoot wit... (more)
History lives here. Central Pacific Locomotive #60 "Jupiter" is again back home in her stall in the engine shed at the Golden Spike National Historical Park after spending May 10t... (more)
Celebrating the 150th Golden Spike anniversary with a big show for 18'000 visitors!
Artwork on wheels. With morning servicing complete, the Central Pacific Jupiter replica gives me not only a dark, smoky plume, but a boiler blow-down as well, as she heads down the east leg... (more)
Celebrating the 150th Golden Spike anniversary with Central Pacific 4-4-0 "Jupiter" and Union Pacific 4-4-0 "Rogers" steam locomotives face to face.
CP 60 "Jupiter": An unlikely celebrity. When looking at photos of the Last Spike Ceremony on the Transcontinental Railroad, we see lots of distinguished looking men clad in formal attire an... (more)
May 10, 2016 marked the 147th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit, linking the east and west coasts of United States with its first transcontinental railroad. This ... (more)
Even in 1869 you couldn't get help but get wires and poles in your shot.
What was it the Engines said, Pilots touching,—head to head. Facing on the single track, Half a world behind each back?
- Francis Bret Harte
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!