The Golden Spike

5/07/99 PRI's The Savvy Traveler
Promontory Point, Utah

Length: 3:44 ~ Listen

On May 10, 1869, the transcontinental railroad was completed here, shortening the 6-month trip cross-country to just 6 days and changing America forever. We interview a 75 year-old engineeer who recreates that moment in time as he stokes up his steam-powered locomotive for another run at history.