Utahns can take a day trip during the holidays and get a taste of the historic past of the railroad in their state during the annual Winter Steam Festival at the Golden Spike National Historic Site in Box Elder County.
The festival is being held Dec. 28-30 and includes rides on the historic handcar and a 1950s motorcar. One of the site's two 1860 replica steam engines will steam to the Last Spike Site around 10 a.m. daily and will be on display until 4 p.m.
"Seven Wonders of the Industrial World," a film produced by the BBC, features a segment called the "The Line" about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. "The Line" will be shown on an hourly basis.