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On April 28, 1869, north of the Great Salt Lake, track gangs of the Central Pacific, Chinese and Irish 4,000 strong, laid 10 miles, plus 56 feet (two rail lengths) for good measure, of railroad track.
That world record still stands, unbroken after 150 years. Just two weeks later, on May 10, 1869, the rails of the Union Pacific, building west from Omaha, and the Central Pacific building east from Sacramento were joined.
Telegraphs were wired to a silver spike maul and a golden spike, signaling to America that our first transcontinental railroad was, as headlines screamed, “Done!”
This article first appeared on spike150.org
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