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TRANSCONTINENTAL TRANSFORMATION

The amazing mix of elements behind Union Pacific’s creation

PROMONTORY PILGRIMAGE

Getting there was still no easy feat

WHO TOOK THE PICTURE?

Three photographers documented the first transcontinental railroad, and one made the picture of a lifetime

TRACKS ACROSS SHERMAN HILL

How Union Pacific built and then rebuilt its main line across Wyoming and Utah

UNION PACIFIC 1870-2020

A snapshot of UP railroad history since the Golden Spike

FOLLOWING THE GOLDEN SPIKE

One man’s pursuit of the ghosts of the original transcontinental railroad

PROMONTORY TODAY

In a lonely desert setting, the epicenter of transcontinental railroad history awaits

RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

Ever-evolving Union Pacific Railroad faces more change 150 years after Promontory

MOTIVE POWER EVOLUTION

From humble beginnings, Union Pacific became a leader in locomotive innovation

KEEPERS OF THE FLAME

Big steam burnishes UP’s imag

Also in this issue:

GALLERY, pg. 92
From the Heartland to the Pacific