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Transcontinental Railroad celebration

Transcontinental Railroad celebration

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US NATIONAL ARCHIVES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY US NATIONAL ARCHIVES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption

Transcontinental Railroad celebration. Engineers and workers celebrating the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the USA. This celebration took place on 10 May 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. The two locomotives are Central Pacific No. Jupiter) and Union Pacific No. The locomotive engineers exchanging champagne bottles are George Booth (left) and Sam Bradford (right). The two men shaking hands at centre are the chief engineers Samuel S. Montague (left) and Grenville M. Dodge (right). Photographed by Andrew J. Russell (1830-1902).

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