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UNION PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE NUMBER 119

Number 119 was a 4-4-0 steam locomotive, which met the Central Pacific's locomotive, No. 60 (better known as the Jupiter), at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869. Here the Golden Spike ceremony on May 10 commemorated the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. No. 119 was built by Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works of Patterson, New Jersey, in 1868. Called the American Standard locomotive, 4-4-0 means there are four wheels at the front, four wheels for power, and no wheels under the engineer's cab.


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