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You only turn 150 years old once! Let’s celebrate! Enjoy this special issue all about the first transcontinental railroad. Historian Kyle K. Wyatt takes you on two adventures: the secrets of the famous ‘champagne photo’ and a fascinating chronology of events on May 10, 1869. Get trackside in Utah: photographer James Belmont shows and tells what you can see there today. Author Wendell W. Huffman explains just how Central Pacific built 10 miles of track in one day. Take in a map showing 27 railroad completion celebrations across America. Find out what UP’s famous 4-4-0 No. 119’s paint scheme could look like on an SD70ACe in Art Director Tom Danneman’s awesome illustration. This issue also comes with a free pullout guide to tourist trains and railroad museums for your planning pleasure. That’s not all, so be sure to get this issue or wait another 50 years!