Transcontinental Railroad

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Transcontinental Railroad

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Three new stamps in a pane of 18 mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, a massive engineering feat that reduced travel time across the country from as many as six months to about one week and made the American West an integral part of the nation. 

Two different stamps feature the Jupiter and the No. 119 locomotives that powered the trains carrying the officers and guests of two train companies to the "Golden Spike Ceremony," held when the two rail lines were joined at Promontory Summit in Utah.  A third stamp portrays the famous golden spike that was used for the historic final connection, and was a prominent part of the ceremony. 

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