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Central Pacific No. 60 “Jupiter”
United States | 1868 | 5 produced
The replica at the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit in Utah
The replica at the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit in Utah
James St. John

When the First Transcontinental Railroad was completed at Promontory Summit in Utah on May 10, 1869, the Union Pacific's No. 119 and the Central Pacific's No. 60 “Jupiter” met. CPRR President Leland Stanford was transported by the “Jupiter” on the final leg to Promontory Summit, where he hammered in the Golden Spike.

The locomotive was built in Schenectady together with the identical numbers 61 to 63 and 84 and brought to San Francisco by ship. After the ceremony, she remained in mixed service for a long time and received, among other things, a new boiler and was rebuilt from wood to coal firing. She remained in use when the CPRR was taken over by the Southern Pacific and was scrapped in 1901. After the “Genoa” and “Inyo” of the Virginia & Truckee had to serve as “Jupiter” in fairs and movies, a replica was built in 1979. This can be seen today along with the 119 at Golden Spike National Historic Park.

Axle config4-4-0 (American) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Adhesive weight35,935 lbs
Axle load18,078 lbs
Fuel capacitywood
Power sourcesteam
Indicated power288 hp (215 kW)
Power Plant
Driver diameter62 in
Boiler pressure120 psi
Expansion typesimple
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 11/2023

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