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Photoblog Wednesday - Lost Golden Spike of the Transcontinental Railroad

The next time you are in Sacramento, you should stop by the California State Railroad Museum in Old Town Sacramento.  The museum is part of a huge area that looks and feels like the wild west.

The museum was able to aquire on consignment, the lost golden spike of the Transcontinental Railroad...  It was thought to not exist, but after five generations, the Hewes family had it for five generations.  The original spike is housed at Stanford.

Golden Spike Painting

This picture is of May 10th, 1869 in Promontory Utah...  Where the symbolic spike was driven into a polished cross tie.  The painting is by Thomas Hill, and oil-on canvas painting titled, "The Last Spike"

Photo of the last spike

This is a picture of the two locomotives meeting... Again in Utah.  At the ceremony of the joining of the transcontinental railroad.

Lost Golden Spike

And here it is, in all of it brilliant glory.  Shiny and polished...  Greeting you as you end your trip in the museum.  The LOST Golden Spike of the Transcontinental Railroad

Have a great Wednesday!

Chris Alston


 

Chris Alston

 

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Love the trains! I took my son there last weekend at the tail end of our Lake Tahoe vacation. Not sure about you, but I love trains. The trains in this museum are huge! And I hear it is the most visited train museum in the US. I… more