Visitors relying on GPS Units, in order to direct them to our site, need to be cautious once they turn off State Highway 83. Several different GPS systems have misdirected visitors headed to our site. Road signs are more reliable as you approach the site. More »
Engine House Tours: Golden Spike National Historic Site is home to the steam locomotives Jupiter and No. 119. These engines are fully-functional replicas of the original locomotives that met here on May 10, 1869, for the "Wedding of the Rails" ceremony. These locomotives do not run during the winter season, but they are on display in the Engine House. If you would like to see if Engine House tours are available, call the visitor center at 435-471-2209 x29.
Did You Know?
Locomotives actually looked this way in 1869. Not until the turn of the century did they start to go to flat black.