Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Locomotives of Golden Spike - Jupiter
Life of a Locomotive
In 1868, Schenectady Locomotive Works in New York built the Jupiter for the Central Pacific Railroad. Steaming her way into history, the Jupiter hauled Central Pacific President Leland Stanford’ special train to Promontory Summit for the joining of the rails. The Jupiter remained in service until the turn of the 20th century when, outmoded and unheralded, she was scrapped for the standard fee of $1,000.
Return to Promontory
Building an operating steam locomotive in the mid-1970’s meant recreating the technology of a bygone era. O’Connor Engineering Laboratories of Costa Mesa, California took on the sizeable task of constructing working replicas of the original Jupiter and No.119. In 1979, after four years of work and with every dimension within 1/4 inch of the original,
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 41° 37.076′ N, 112° 33.105′ W. Marker is in Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker can be reached from Golden Spike Road (22000 West Road) near 6400 North Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinne UT 84307, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. September 8, 1942 (a few steps from this marker); May 10, 1869 (a few steps from this marker); The Locomotives of Golden Spike - No. 119 (a few steps from this marker); September 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); May 9, 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named September 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); Competition 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Spike Driven (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Corinne.
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1. Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum. The website for all things photographic (and more) relating to the Transcontinental Railroad. (Submitted on February 22, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Jupiter (locomotive). The Jupiter was not Leland Stanford's original choice for transporting his party to the Golden Spike site. Originally, Stanford's train was to be pulled by another Central Pacific locomotive, the Antelope... (At a logging camp)... the workers rolled a large log down the mountain, which struck the Antelope. With the engine damaged, a message was sent to the upcoming station to hold the approaching train. There, Stanford's consist was added to the Jupiter 's train. (Submitted on February 22, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.