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Western Pacific's 40th Anniversary Celebration (editor's title)

WP's 40th birthday party
Publicity photo showing the celebration of the Western Pacific Railroad's 40th anniversary at Keddie, California in November 1949. Three trains converged on the Spanish Creek Trestle: on the lower left is the Jupiter, a replica of the Central Pacific locomotive from the Golden Spike celebration at Promontory Summit, Utah; on the upper left is the California Zephyr streamliner, which had just begun operating in March of that year; on the right is steam-powered passenger train. Forty years earlier, on November 1, 1909, the last spike on the Western Pacific was driven on the Spanish Creek Trestle.
Source Lake Forest College Special Collections
Coverage Spatial, Keddie, California; Temporal, November 1949
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created 1949-11
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Spanish Creek Bridge, Keddie, California
Equipment, Locomotive Ruby Spike, Jupiter
Collection Arthur Dubin
Image ID Dubin.I.44.29
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