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Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 and 844 eastbound. Photo by Mike Matejka.

QNL Begins Promontory Coverage

As the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 2019, approaches, the Quarterly Newsletter brings R&LHS members new ideas about the importance of the Central Pacific/Union Pacific route. With the summer issue, we inaugurate a four-part series of contemporary photographs by Richard Koenig and tell about a champagne salute for the 80th anniversary at Promontory, then a desolate location, now the Golden Spike National Historic Site. We continue a series about other joining of the rails events.

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc., founded in 1921, is the oldest railroad history organization in North America, and among the first anywhere to pursue formal studies in the history of technology. The Society promotes research and encourages preservation of documentation and photography of business history, finance, labor history, biography, and technology. The 2019 members meeting is in Ogden.

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