Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Last Spike

This month marks the 139th Anniversary of the driving of the "Last Spike" at Promontory Summit, Utah. Many people today easily acknowledge the significance of the occasion so many years ago, but have not updated their perception of railroad track construction as performed today.

In order to correct that, I offer two photos that demonstrate the hugh difference between "then" and "now".

As it once was:


And, as it is now
(courtesy Harsco Track):


If required, please update your paradigms accordingly!

1 Comments:

At 2:28 PM, May 22, 2008, Blogger 74WIXYgrad said...

You cannot fathom the difference unless you work for a railroad or trackwork supplier.

 

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