Travel at a slower pace with these locomotives from an earlier era.
May 10, 2019, marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the nation's first transcontinental railroad. When the ceremonial gold spike was driven in at Promontory Summit, Utah, joining the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific rail lines, traveling coast to coast became easier and faster, opening the West to more settlement, commerce, industry, and tourism.
Vacationers from other parts of the country rode the railroad to see the stunning landscapes of the West-the buttes, canyons, deserts, and mountains. Now, more than a century later, tourists are still seeing these landscapes by train. On these historic railroads, watch soaring trees or rolling vineyards pass by your window as you view a new angle on the American West.