I do believe this was on John's bucket list, to see the place where the final spike was driven for the transcontinental railroad. We had been following the history, as well as the historical sites for that railroad, since Omaha Nebraska, so it also would only have made sense to follow up on the end of the story at the Promontory Summit in Utah. Reenactments of the story are done on weekends during the summer months, so we timed our visit to watch the commemorative ceremony of the driving of the golden spike. The park has working replicas of the 1869 locomotives "119" as well as the "Jupiter". About 1.7 miles of track have been relaid on the original roadbed where the rails were joined. The ceremony began with the two trains from the east and west meeting, after which a prayer was said. The telegraph operator at the site sent out a message: " We have got done praying. The spike is about to be presented."