Rebirth of the Jupiter and the 119: Building the Replica Locomotives at Golden Spike
Dowty, master mechanic for the locomotives at Golden Spike National Historic Site, recounts the painstaking, five-year process of recreating the steam locomotives that met at Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869 for the ceremony marking completion of America's first transcontinental railroad. Dozens of duotone photos document the project.
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