Golden Spike National Historic Site in northwestern Utah is holding the annual Winter Steam Festival Dec. 28-30. Steam locomotive No. 119 will arrive at the Last Spike Site at approximately 10 a.m. daily and will be on display until 4:30 p.m. There will also be special steam demonstrations at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The No. 119 is a fully operational replica of the Union Pacific's No. 119, which was present for the Golden Spike Ceremony on May 10, 1869.
In addition to witnessing the steam power of the 119, rides on the park's historic handcar and 1950s motorcar will be offered (weather permitting) as well as cab tours of the #119.
Young visitors can become Golden Spike Junior Rangers by participating in the Junior Ranger program. This short booklet takes approximately an hour to complete. Once finished, a ranger badge and certificate are given to the new Junior Ranger.