After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading

After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of

Celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States, After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading profiles the history and heritage of this historic event. Starting with the original Union Pacific―Central Pacific lines that met at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869, the book expands the narrative by considering all of the transcontinental routes in the United States and examining their impact on building this great nation. Exquisitely illustrated with full color photographs, After Promontory divides the western United States into three regions―central, southern, and northern―and offers a deep look at the transcontinental routes of each one. Renowned railroad historians Maury Klein, Keith Bryant, and Don Hofsommer offer their perspectives on these regions along with contributors H. Roger Grant and Rob Krebs.

  • ASIN: 0253039606

Uncle Henry 153UH Golden Spike Rat Tail Tang Fixed Blade Knife

Uncle Henry 153UH Golden Spike Rat Tail Tang

  • Color: Brown
  • Brand: Uncle Henry
  • ASIN: B000IE9LRG
  • UPC: 044356003063

Transcontinental Railroad Sheet of 18 USPS First Class Postage Stamps American Golden Spike Train

Transcontinental Railroad Sheet of 18 USPS First Class

Three new stamps in a pane of 18 mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, a massive engineering feat that reduced travel time across the country from as many as six months to about one week and made the American West an integral part of the nation. Two different stamps feature the Jupiter and the No. 119 locomotives that powered the trains carrying the officers and guests of two train companies to the "Golden Spike Ceremony," held when the two rail lines were joined at Promontory Summit in Utah. A third stamp portrays the famous golden spike that was a prominent part of the ceremony. Art director Greg Breeding designed the issuance. Michael J. Deas painted the Jupiter and No. 119 stamps. Kevin Cantrell illustrated the stamp depicting the ceremonial golden spike and did the border treatments and typography for all three stamps."

  • Brand: US Post Office
  • UPC: 788536549674

The Golden Spike: How a Photograph Celebrated the Transcontinental Railroad (Captured History)

The Golden Spike: How a Photograph Celebrated the

In the mid-1860s, as the Union Pacific Railroad headed westward from Nebraska, another company, the Central Pacific, pushed eastward from California. Their goal was to meet somewhere in between, forming a single railway line that would bridge the continent. That historic meeting took place in May 1869 in northern Utah, and photographer Andrew J. Russell was there to document the historic event. His work resulted in one of the most important photos of the 19th century and probably the most famous railroad image of all time. The photo, often called “East and West,” was viewed by a worldwide audience and affirmed that railroads were at the cutting edge of transportation technology. The continent was now linked.

  • ASIN: 0756549973

Transcontinental Railroad Shirt T-Shirt

Transcontinental Railroad Shirt

  • Color: Pink
  • Brand: 4-4-0 Steam Locomotives

The Un-Driving of the Golden Spike

The Un-Driving of the Golden

Softcover, 10x8 horizontal format, 80 pages, 75 photos, map. 2013. "The driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit, located in the high desert region of northern Utah, marked the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869. "Seventy-three years later, on September 8, 1942, the Golden Spike was "un-driven" at Promontory Summit during a brief ceremony that largely replicated the original event in reverse. "The tracks were then torn up for military use during World War II, whereafter Promontory Summit was largely forgotten. "This is the illustrated story of the un-driving of the Golden Spike in 1942 and the various personalities involved. It's also the story of a century-long struggle to have America rediscover the significance of Promontory Summit, which culminated in the establishment of the Golden Spike National Historic Site."

  • ASIN: 0942035976

Dowdle Jigsaw Puzzle - Golden Spike - 500 Piece

Dowdle Jigsaw Puzzle - Golden Spike - 500

Enjoy quality time with loved ones building a Dowdle Folk Art puzzle. See the world through the eyes of folk artist, Eric Dowdle. From the delightful perspectives that he paints, he captivates people of all ages with the wit, charm and detail in which he portrays a scene.

  • Brand: D·O·W·D·L·E
  • UPC: 671095002356

Idaho and Wyoming

Idaho and


History of the Union Pacific Railroad: Issued by the Union Pacific Railroad on the Occasion of the Celebration at Ogden, Utah, May 10th, 1919, in ... of the Driving of the Golden Spike

History of the Union Pacific Railroad: Issued by

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

  • ASIN: 1298509130

Transcontinental Railroad and Apollo 11 Anniversary Shirt

Transcontinental Railroad and Apollo 11 Anniversary

Art from an 1869 poster marking the opening of the Transcontinental Railroad next to the launch of Apollo 11 and landing on the moon 100 years later.

  • Color: Grey
  • Brand: Apollo 11 Shirts
  • ASIN: B07H8KH234

Golden Spike (The Iron Horse Chronicles)

Golden Spike (The Iron Horse

The driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit in Utah on May 10, 1869, almost didn’t happen. None of the history books mention this crucial event. Only five people were aware of the incident. Will Braddock knew. He was one of those five. It all started when Paddy O’Hannigan attacked Will; his uncle, Sean Corcoran; and Homer Garcon, in Echo City, Utah, four months earlier. When Will chases after Paddy, the Irish thug traps Will into a bigger mess. Fortunately, Jenny McNabb is around to help Will recover. Paddy, desperate for money, creates more trouble by kidnaping Jenny. Will coerces Mort Kavanagh, Paddy’s godfather, into providing the ransom money. Jenny tries to escape, but Paddy throws her shoes away and forces her to walk shoeless to the ransom rendezvous point. After getting his hands on the money, Paddy unwittingly brags that he is rich. Kavanagh forces Paddy to return the funds, and Paddy is broke again. Jenny accepts employment as a chef for the Central Pacific Railroad’s president, Leland Stanford, who is bringing the Golden Spike to the ceremony in Utah that will commemorate the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Paddy sneaks aboard Stanford’s train, stabs Homer, grabs the Golden Spike, steals Will’s horse, and races away. Will must pu...

  • ASIN: 1432834398

Limited (Gold Edition) 1st Run Golden Spike Deck by Jody Eklund - Trick

Limited (Gold Edition) 1st Run Golden Spike Deck

Recommended for ages 12 and above.;Great GIFT for the magic hobbyist or professional;Shipping Weight: 0.35 lbs

  • Brand: Jody Eklund
  • ASIN: B00TU4Y66Q

The Complete History of America's Railroads

The Complete History of America's

  • ASIN: B01CRDRK96

Altra Men's Golden Spike Running Shoe, Black/Red, 9 M US

Altra Men's Golden Spike Running Shoe, Black/Red, 9

Welcome the newest member of the altra family, the xc golden spike, bearing the same name as the celebrated landmark of northern utah and also in honor of altra founder, golden harper. The golden spike is a celebration an tribute to the sport and history of xc running and its place in the altra brand story. Experience optimal grip on the course with a forefoot 5-pin spike plate. A breathable and extra lightweight upper provides ideal support and a locked-in fit. And unlike any xc shoe before it, the golden spike features altra signature shoe dna: a zero drop platform and the footshape toe box for natural positioning and added stability.

  • Color: Black/Red
  • Brand: Altra
  • UPC: 074345544239

The Transcontinental Railroad: The History and Legacy of the First Rail Line Spanning the United States

The Transcontinental Railroad: The History and Legacy of

*Includes pictures*Includes accounts written by newspapers, railroad workers and executives *Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“The necessity that now exists for constructing lines of railroad and telegraphic communication between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of this continent is no longer a question for argument; it is conceded by every one. In order to maintain our present position on the Pacific, we must have some more speedy and direct means of intercourse than is at present afforded by the route through the possessions of a foreign power.” – 1856 report made by the Select Committee on the Pacific Railroad and Telegraph of the U.S. House of RepresentativesThe Transcontinental Railroad, laid across the United States during the 1860s, remains the very epitome of contradiction. On the one hand, it was a triumph of engineering skills over thousands of miles of rough terrain, but on the other hand, it drained the natural resources in those places nearly dry. It “civilized” the American West by making it easier for women and children to travel there, but it dispossessed Native American civilizations that had lived there for generations. It made the careers of many men and destroyed the lives from many others. It was bold and ca...


Postage Stamps United States. One Single 3 Cents Violet, Golden Spike Ceremony, Painting by John McQuarrie, Transcontinental Railroad Issue, Stamp Dated 1944, Scott #922.

Postage Stamps United States. One Single 3 Cents

THIS IS A SINGLE NEW MINT STAMP ~ On April 10, 1944 the US Post Office celebrated the 75th anniversary of the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. The stamp design selected by President Franklin Roosevelt. Once the stamp was released, the public noticed an error in its design. The stamp pictured the flag blowing in a different direction than the smoke. Many expected the stamp to be recalled, but the Post Office Department explained that the flag had to be shown waving in that direction, otherwise, it would have been outside of the stamp design.

  • Brand: post office
  • ASIN: B00AW2ZL96

The Golden Spike

The Golden


The Transcontinental Railroad

The Transcontinental

On May 10, 1869, the Golden Spike linked the Central Pacific Railroad with the Union Pacific Railroad at Promontory Point, Utah. The dream of a railroad across America had at last come true. This book tells the story of swaggering men with big plans, of an America emerging from the Civil War and reaching its manifest destiny.The men who imagined the transcontinental railroad were impassioned profiteers, an unlikely, often ruthless band, guilty of both financial double-dealing and ferocious ingenuity. When ice delayed operations in the Sierra Nevadas, the men of the Central Pacific formed the Summit Ice Company and sold their problem to California saloons. When herds of buffalo ripped up the tracks, the men of the Union Pacific brutally slaughtered tens of thousands of them. (Thus the legend of Buffalo Bill was born.) While his partners finagled in Washington and on Wall Street, Jack Casement, a former Union general, dressed in a fur coat, a Cossack hat, and shining cavalry boots and carrying a pistol and a bullwhip, drove the workers of the Union Pacific to new track-laying records. Meanwhile, from the West, thousands of Chinese immigrants blasted, climbed, and inched their way through the perilous California mountains.The railroad transformed the country forever. It decimated th...

  • ASIN: B07N831QHS

Amali Men's Vibrant Faux Velvet Smoking Slipper with Golden Spikes & Jewels Dress Shoe, Style Damian

Amali Men's Vibrant Faux Velvet Smoking Slipper with

Amali Presents The Damian, a luxurious premium smoking slipper with faux gold jewels, spikes and matching piping. If you're looking for an ordinary smoking slipper, you're in the wrong place but if you want to dazzle the crowd and stand out wherever you go Amali has got your back! The Damian provides the classic smoking slipper silhouette but with a serious upgrade! The vibrant gold spikes and studs make these shoes sparkle while the matching piping brings this shoe together for an ultimate show stopping look. Have everyone second guessing where you got these impressive loafers. Features: Vibrant gold studs and spike catch the light in all the right ways Lush velvet upper add a luxurious feel to this loafer Matching Piping brings the whole style together for a seriously show stopping shoe Available in a wide variety of colors including black, navy, and burgundy. Perfect for special occasions: Perfect for weddings, wedding parties, proms, themed parties, home coming and even costume! Or dare to be bold and wear these slippers the next night your out on the town.

  • Color: Black/Gold
  • Brand: Amali

The Bradford Exchange Train Cuckoo Clock: Golden Spike

The Bradford Exchange Train Cuckoo Clock: Golden

On May 10, 1869, East met West at the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad across the United States, connecting the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific lines. Now an heirloom-quality train cuckoo clock commemorates this historic event in railroad history. Featuring a real moving train, complete with authentic railroad sounds, the impressive Golden Spike Train Cuckoo Clock is a well-timed addition to your train wall decor that is sure to start a conversation. Only from The Bradford Exchange, this intricately sculpted and hand-painted cuckoo clock captures the spirit of the train station era with each remarkable detail of the clock case. A replica of the famed Jupiter locomotive circles the base every hour, while a conductor cuckoo emerges to the authentic sound of the train whistle. And for a finishing touch, the center of your Golden Spike Cuckoo Clock recreates the front of an actual locomotive engine. Peak demand is expected for this must-have addition to your train wall decor. History buffs and train collectors take note; your train has come in - order now! On the hour, a conductor cuckoo emerges to announce the train's arrival Your Golden Spike Cuckoo Clock face features an impressive recreation of the front of a locomotive engineArrives fully assembled, ready...

  • Brand: The Bradford Exchange
  • ASIN: B00BC65CHM
  • UPC: 709792159551

We Were There at the Driving of the Golden Spike

We Were There at the Driving of the

Travel back to the 1860s to witness the dramatic track-laying contest between the Union and Central Pacific Railroads. Join Irish immigrants Sheamus and Nora Cullen and their children, Mike and Feena, as the family travels westward by freight car and riverboat to begin a new life on the American frontier.The We Were There series brings history to life for young readers with engaging, action-packed entertainment. These illustrated tales combine fictional and real-life characters in settings of landmark events from the past. All of the books are reviewed for accuracy and approved by expert historical consultants.

  • ASIN: 0486492591
  • UPC: 800759492596

The Transcontinental Railroad: The Big Race to the Golden Spike! (American Milestones)

The Transcontinental Railroad: The Big Race to

The 22-book American Milestone series is featured as "Retailers Recommended Fabulous Products" in the August 2012 edition of Educational Dealer magazine. It was a daunting task, but a necessary one-to build a railroad across the United States to unite East and West! From 1863 to 1869, thousands of workers braved blizzards, flash floods, dangerous dynamite blasts, buffalo stampedes, and occasional Indian attacks as they labored across America's plains, prairie, mountains and desert. This book includes: • Reasons for the Railroad • Follow the Wagon Trail • The Central Pacific • The Union Pacific • The Golden Spike • Toil and Trouble • Chinese Laborers • New Cities • New Industries • Hands-on Activities • Reproducible Activities • Glossary • Fascinating Facts • Timeline • And Lots More! The story of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Golden Spike, and the "Westward to Promontory" adventure gives students a compelling look at what it takes to make change, to make progress... and to do so in spite of all types of obstacles, most of them seemingly insurmountable, but which never stop those who dare to dream and do! Grab your hammer- and "ride the rails" in this fun, factual, and "can't believe they did that!" book!

  • Brand: Brand: Gallopade International
  • ASIN: 0635075067
  • UPC: 710430073672

The Golden Spike: The Story of the First Transcontinental Railroad

The Golden Spike: The Story of the First

Originally published in 1905 as a portion of the larger “The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume XVIII,” this Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, tells the story of the building of the first transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869, with the driving of the “last spike” at Promontory Summit, Utah.Sample passage:The last spike remained to be driven. Telegraphic wires were so connected that each blow of the sledge could be reported instantly on the telegraphic instruments in most of the large cities from the Atlantic to the Pacific; corresponding blows were struck on the bell of the City Hall in San Francisco, and with the last blow of the sledge a cannon was fired at Fort Point. General Safford presented a spike of gold, silver, and iron as the offering of the Territory of Arizona; Tuttle, of Nevada, performed with a spike of silver a like office for his state. The tie of California laurel was put in place, and Doctor Harkness, of California, presented the last spike of gold in behalf of his state. A silver sledge had also been presented for the occasion. The driving of the spike by President Stanford and Vice-President Durant was greeted with lusty cheers; and the shouts of the six hundred persons present, to th...

  • ASIN: B00A1OY3SK

Bicycle Golden Spike Deck by Jody Eklund - Trick

Bicycle Golden Spike Deck by Jody Eklund -

Golden Spike Playing Cards are inspired by the completion of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad On May 10th, 1869. It was the first rail line that connected the east to the west and revolutionized transportation and commerce in a post Civil War United States. A Golden Spike was created as a commemorative piece to celebrate the completion of the 1st transcontinental railroad and was driven into the ground where the Union Pacific met the Central Pacific Railroad at Promontory Point, Utah. When the hammer rang out and the golden spike was driven into the ground, a new era of industry and expansion rang out across the United States. Each playing card deck has been illustrated using a cross hatch technique to mimic the style of engraving and lithographs that were common to the time period. Each card has been researched and given ample time to create and refine each illustration. Features: Printed by the United States Playing Card Company Each court card, Ace and Ad card has original illustrations, capturing the feel of the era and the major players in the creation of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad Original Art for the Jokers and ad cards which will not be available in the Golden Spike "Gold Edition" deck The tuck cases have original illustrations and depict the Central Pacific train...

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  • Brand: Jody Eklund
  • ASIN: B00QIT123Q
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