Thursday, November 20, 2014

Following the Rails to Promontory Point

Teri and I are considering a road trip that would follow the original route of the eastern portion of the Transcontinental Railroad from Omaha, Nebraska to Promontory Point, Utah. It seems that it would be a fun summer trip through some beautiful scenery and a chance to see some interesting historical sites.

Here are some of the places we are considering visiting:

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs Iowa.

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

The Durham Museum located in Union Station in Omaha, Nebraska.

Union Station Omaha, Nebraska

The Golden Spike Tower overlooking Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska.

Golden Spike Tower

Cody Park Railway Museum in North Platte Nebraska.

Cody Park Railway Museum

Cheyenne Depot Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Cheyenne Depot Museum

The Utah State Railroad Museum at Union Station in Ogden, Utah.


Utah State Railroad Museum




The Golden Spike Visitors Center at Promontory Point, Utah.


Golden Spike Visitors Center

What other sites would you recommend visiting along this route?

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