After a seven-year sprint and major, often heroic human effort, the first phase of construction of the transcontinental railroad had its watershed moment on May 10, 1869, when the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railways joined at Promontory Point, Utah. Among the crowd of notables Leland Stanford in center with hammer F.L. From there, it built the first depot, and soon followed with a combination depot and hotel. PROMONTORY POINT, Utah, was the site of the dramatic completion, on 10 May 1869, of the first transcontinental railroad, which linked the Union Pacific on the east and the Central Pacific on the west.A giant crowd gathered to witness the final ceremonies. THE LAST SPIKE 1881 a painting by Thomas Hill depicts the ceremony held at Promontory Point Utah on May 10 1869 marking the completion of the transcontinental railroad. What a vast view greets you there. Andrew J. Russell Trestle work, Promontory Point, Salt Lake Valley, 1870, Union Pacifc Railroad, California State Library, 1470591 Fred H. Kiser Train station and hotel, Belton, Montana, 1911, Great Northern Railway, Oregon Historical Society, ba021212 Hewes cast a gold spike to help link East, West : by Juanita Lovret Reprinted courtesy of the Tustin News. Golden Spike National Historical Park is a U.S. National Historical Park located at Promontory Summit, north of the Great Salt Lake in east-central Box Elder County, Utah, United States.The nearest city is Corinne, approximately 23 miles (37 km) east-southeast of the site.. Late in 1869, the Union and Central Pacific railroads agreed to transfer the railroad junction from Promontory to Ogden, and the Central Pacific became sole possessor of Promontory Station. Nevertheless you can still go for the Doc ːrulezː -cheers David Hewes, who became a Tustin resident in 1881, provided one of the two gold spikes used in the May 10, 1869, ceremonies marking the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Point… Hi everybody, players have reported not being able to reach/access Promontory Point. (3 days ago) The unincorporated community of Promontory and its location, Promontory Summit, are both frequently (but incorrectly) referred to as "Promontory Point". The Union Pacific was pushing westward from Ogden with its completed line about a mile distant from and parallel with the surveyed and graded line of the Central Pacific and the two companies were each claiming the right to build the line between Ogden and Promontory Point … In 1862, the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad Companies began building a transcontinental railroad that would link the United States from east to … The same day that the last railroad spike was driven at Promontory Point, Utah, on May 10, 1869, the first work started on the Vaca Valley Railroad, … PROMONTORY POINT. In 1906, the Lucin Cutoff relegated the Promontory Summit Route to an infrequently used railroad spur line as, by means of a massive causeway, the main tracks passed over the Great Salt Lake and crossed the very tip of Promontory Point. Union Pacific and the new transcontinental route contributed significantly to the growth of Grand Island. We pinned the porblem down and will fix it with the next update. But to get around in the meantime: Do not make a hostile takeover of Beatrix von Pomp, as she will place the railway station later on, the player actually needs to finish the campaign. Actually, Promontory Point is a beautiful, if desolate place. The railroad marked the new town as the end of the first division point on the fledgling railroad.