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Golden Spike Utah - It commemorates the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad where the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad met on May 10, 1869. The final joining of the rails spanning the continent was signified by the driving of the ceremonial Golden Spike.


1869. The last spike of the first transcontinental railway was struck into the ground. This marked the completion of the railroad and the end of the race to the west between Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroad crews.


On May 10, 1869, the "golden spike" connects the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads, making transcontinental travel in the U.S. possible. Click the photo to see it placed in Google Street View.


Steam locomotives or trains, in their initial debut these hulking machines ran off of buying flammable materials like coal or wood. Designed by William Murdoch a Scottish inventor, Murdoch made an new machine to go across vast amounts of land speeding up travel and trade making the industrial revolution a boom with the train making land a far safer and easier travel compared to water.