Central Pacific №60 Jupiter

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The Jupiter was a steam locomotive which made history as one of the two locomotives to meet at Promontory Summit during the Golden Spike ceremony commemorating the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.

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  • Type: steam locomotive
  • Historical period: XIX century
  • Country: USA
  • Scale: 1:25
  • Number of sheets: 28 sheets A3

Historical information

The Jupiter (officially known as Central Pacific Railroad №60) was a 4-4-0 steam locomotive which made history as one of the two locomotives (the other being the Union Pacific №119) to meet at Promontory Summit during the Golden Spike ceremony commemorating the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.

The Jupiter was built in September 1868 by the Schenectady Locomotive Works of New York, along with three other engines, numbered 61, 62, and 63, named the Storm, Whirlwind, and Leviathan, respectively.

These four engines were then dismantled and sailed to San Francisco, California, where they were loaded onto a river barge and sent to the Central Pacific headquarters in Sacramento, then reassembled and commissioned into service on March 20, 1869.

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