A flag was placed on top of the telegraph pole.
The last tie was brought from California and is of laurel wood, symbolic of the laurel wreathes worn by Roman conquerors as they successfully returned to Rome and making the successful completion of the transcontinental railroad.
At 10 am the Jupiter arrived and passed the crowd.
It took its position as was shown in the original photograph. This was the Central Pacific railroads flagship.
This is an exact replica of the original.
A story about the flag. The flag shown is a twenty star flag even though the flag for the year of the ceremony should have been a 37 star flag. It seemed with all the careful planning for this event no one remembered to bring a flag. The flag used was a family heirloom in the possession of a military man in the crowd who lent it for the ceremony.
And at 10:30 am here come the 119 of the Union Pacific.
The did a run by at the station
And then headed over to the meeting track.
Lots of bright work to maintain on the UP flagship.
Now they are positioned head to head like the way it was on May 10th 1869
Quite impressive to watch.
Tomorrow I'll post the rocket pictures. The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the good life here in Fernley Nevada.