Tuesday, April 26, 2005

"Jupiter" replaces damaged "Antelope" locomotive

I like your website!
I couldn't find this in the faqs. what was the name of the Central Pacific train that left Sacramento towards Promontory Summit? I visited Promontory Summit and was told the original train crashed. And a replacement train happened. Not the Jupiter?
Thanks for this info.


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

The trains didn't have names, but the locomotives did.

It's a terrific story – read the first person account.

Also See the first large picture of the original locomotive #29 "Antelope" that was damaged and replaced by the Jupiter to pull Gov. Stanford's train the rest of the way on its trip from Sacramento to Promontory Summit.

4/26/2005 12:59 PM  

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