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On may 10th 1869 the construction of the transcontinental railroad linking the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads met at that spot.

Leland Stanford, president of the Central Pacific railroad drove the last spike, a golden one with a silver hammer.

The Western Union telegraph system was connected at the same time.

The locomotives, ( #119 and Jupiter ) touched noses and the telegram " done " was sent to an ovation from the crowd that had gathered.

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The Union and Central Pacific railroads were joined by the Golden Spike, creating the first Trans-continental rail line.

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On May 10 , 1869 the track of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific met a Promontory Point , Utah Territory.

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