• Promontory Summit, UT Last Spike Site

    Golden Spike

    National Historic Site Utah

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Locomotive Operations

No. 119 in snow

Union Pacific #119 steams down the tracks.

Locomotive runs will be held on a daily basis, starting the first of May 2013. These runs will include arrivals of the Jupiter and 119 at 10:00 and 10:30 AM, a steam demonstration at 1:00 PM, and departures of the 119 and Jupiter at 4:00 and 4:30 PM. Golden Spike NHS is located in the Mountain Time Zone and honors Daylight Savings Time. Throughout the summer season, the Jupiter and 119 receive scheduled boiler washes on the first and last Tuesdays of each month. This scheduled maintenance prevents one of the locomotives from being available for public viewing throughout that day and part of the following Wednesday. Click the link for exact dates.*

Starting October 12, 2013, the locomotives are kept in the Engine
House for repairs and maintenance until the 1st of May 2014 throughout our winter season. Engine House Tours are usually available during this winter season at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Golden Spike National Historic Site is in the Mountain Time Zone and does honor
Daylight Savings. Please come to the Visitor Center to participate in an
Engine House tour

*For more information on Locomotive Operations or Engine House Tours, please call (435) 471-2209 ext. 29.

Photo runs only. No rides are available.

Both Locos with blue sky

Union Pacific 119 and Central Pacific Jupiter at the Last Spike Site.

NPS photo

*Locomotive operations and demonstrations are always subject to change without notice.

Did You Know?

Laurel wood tie at the Last Spike Site

The Golden Spike does not reside at Golden Spike NHS. We have the spot where the spike was placed during the Golden Spike ceremony. More...