Anyone going to the Spike 150 Celebration?

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Anyone going to the Spike 150 Celebration?

Unread postby DBFanatic » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:51 pm

Greetings, MI Railfans,

I purchased tickets to take my dad to Utah via Amtrak on 5/8 for the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike. We're on the early train to Chicago and the CA Zephyr for the day-and-a-half to SLC arriving Thursday night.

Just curious: Is anyone else active on this board planning on attending the festivities?

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Re: Anyone going to the Spike 150 Celebration?

Unread postby Steve B » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:07 am

If the line from Corrine still went to Promontory Summit and one could ride an excursion on it, then I'd go.
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Re: Anyone going to the Spike 150 Celebration?

Unread postby DBFanatic » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:44 pm

UP 4014 not enough for you? :shock:
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Re: Anyone going to the Spike 150 Celebration?

Unread postby Tim » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:38 pm

Do you already have a ticket for the May 10th event? It's $20 for a parking pass.
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Re: Anyone going to the Spike 150 Celebration?

Unread postby DBFanatic » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:44 am

Hi Tim,

Thank you for the reminder! I do, thank you, for all three days. Do you need a ride to the event? I have an empty back seat... :D

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Re: Anyone going to the Spike 150 Celebration?

Unread postby Tim » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:33 pm

Hi Carsten, Thanks for the offer however a friend and I are Driving out from Michigan
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Re: Anyone going to the Spike 150 Celebration?

Unread postby Robertrains » Tue May 14, 2019 8:12 am

OK, I actually went to the "HUGE" weekend events with my Mom (Susan)!!!! We flew out from Metro Airport on Wednesday May 8 returning yesterday May 13!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:
We "Chased" the Spike 150 "Double Header" too with UP "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4 #4014 and "Living Legend" UP 4-8-4 #844!!!! There was just no time to post here before going! Now, after my film is developed/scanned I will upload some pix to this site with a "Trip Report!!!!!" :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :wink:

Below are pictures from my first (and only until 2019) time at Promontory Summit, Utah, 8-19-2003 and UP "Challenger" 4-6-6-4 #3985 (only UP steam I saw before 2019) departing West Chicago, Illinois on June 18, 2002 (all photos by Dad (RCJ I) with Canon® 35mm S.L.R. cameras):

UP "Replica" 4-4-0 #119:
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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5131210

CP "Replica" #60:
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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5131216

Both "Replicas" UP 119/CP 60:
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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5131202


"Last Spike Driven" now 150 years ago:
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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5131206

UP "Challenger" with me (RLJ II) in left of frame videotaping with VHS camcorder (I still use VHS and film cameras....even in 2019):
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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5132851

Again:
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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5132852

Robert Jackson (Extreme Railfan/Bluewater and Michigan Transit Museum member)

http://cooltrains.rrpicturearchives.net/
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Re: Anyone going to the Spike 150 Celebration?

Unread postby Saturnalia » Tue May 14, 2019 8:44 am

Thanks for the pictures, Robert. Looking forward to your full trip report!
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Re: Anyone going to the Spike 150 Celebration?

Unread postby railrod1949 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:51 am

Great shots Robbie!
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