• Promontory Summit, UT Last Spike Site

    Golden Spike

    National Historic Site Utah

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  • GPS Units

    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 »

  • Wash out on West Auto Tour

    In August 2014 Golden Spike National Historic Site had a large amount of rain fall in a short period of time. This rainfall caused flooding which washed out a portion of the historic grade. This damage has resulted early closure of the West Auto Tour.

Locomotive Operations

Locomotives at Last Spike Site

Union Pacific #119 steams down the tracks.

Locomotive runs will be held on a daily basis, starting the first week of May 2014. 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 mid-October 2014, the locomotives are kept in the Engine
House for repairs and maintenance until the 1st week of May 2015 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.

 
Jupiter in the snow 1a

Central Pacific Jupiter steaming through the snow during a Winter Steam Festival.

NPS photo

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

Did You Know?

May 10, 1869 Promontory Summit, Utah Territory

The first Transcontinental Railroad was not completed at Promontory Point. It was completed at Promontory Summit.