Promontory Chapter NRHS - Salt Lake City, Utah
The Promontory Chapter of the NRHS
received its charter in 1966 and incorporated in 1969 on the 100th anniversary
of the driving of the gold spike at Promontory, UT. The Chapter holds
it's monthly meetings on the 1st Friday of every month in Salt Lake
City, UT, 7:30 PM. Meetings are currently being held at the Hires Restaurant
on 7200 south north of 1-15
Promontory, Utah for which the chapter is named, hosted the driving of the last spike celebrating the completion of the transcontinental railroad.. Replicas of Union Pacific's #119 locomotive and Central Pacific's Jupiter locomotive are stored at the site. The National Park Service reenacts this celebration daily during the Summer season with the two locomotives.. The site is a "must-see" for any railfan or Railroad enthusiast visiting Utah.
The National Railway Historical Society
was founded in 1935 and incorporated as a non-profit, educational organization
in Maryland in 1937. The primary purpose of the Society is to preserve
historical material and information pertaining to railroad transportation,
to issue publications relating to the subject, and to encourage the
use of rail transportation.