Saturday, 29 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
The "Golden Spike" (aka "The Last Spike") is the ceremonial final spike driven to join the rails of the first Transcontinental rail road across the U.S.A connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific rail roads on 10 May 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. Each year on May 10th, a ceremony is held at Promontory Summit where Union Pacific Loco No 119 and Central Pacific Loco No 60 (aka the "Jupiter") are drawn face to face.
Monday, 17 January 2011
Sendai Railway Station is the major railway hub of the Tohoku region in Japan. It is a stop for all Akita and Tohoku Shinkansen trains, the eastern terminus for the Senzan line, and major stop on both the Tohoku Main Line and Senseki Line. The station was opened on 15th December 1887. It serves the largest amount of passengers in the greater Tokyo area.