SPIKE 150

LIVE UPDATES: Golden Spike 150 Transcontinental Railroad Anniversary Celebration

May 10, 2019, 9:11 AM | Updated: 12:11 pm
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PROMONTORY SUMMIT, Utah – As Utah, and guests from around the world, celebrate the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad,  15,000 people are expected to gather Friday at the remote spot in the Utah desert where the final spikes were hammered into the ground 150 years ago.

 

A commemorative Utah copper spike was driven into tracks.

 

 

Gov. Gary Herbert, President Russell M. Nelson, and U.S. Representative Rob Bishop spoke to the crowd.

 

A celebration of the Golden Spike 150 will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

 

KSL TV’s Alex Cabrero has been on the scene as the area is transformed into a mini city.

 

Trains began arriving Thursday as crowds watched the steam billowing.

 

 

The trains gathered in front of a banner that read “#Done”

 

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