Celebrating 150 Years of the Transcontinental Railroad

Hello Postcard Friends –

Golden Spike 150th Anniversary PostcardDid you know the Transcontinental Railroad is celebrating 150 years in May 2019?

Located at Promontory Summit, Utah, the Historical National Site commemorates the completion of the 1,912-mile Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 which linked the eastern and western rail networks of the United States.

To commemorate this historic event, the Post Office is issuing a 150th-anniversary stamp set on May 10, 2019. The three-piece set features the Central Pacific’s Jupiter and the Union Pacific’s No. 119 steam locomotives, plus a golden spike stamp.

To celebrate this historic occasion, we’ve updated our Transcontinental Railroad Postcard to include a “150th-Anniversary” banner. We will make this postcard available throughout 2019.

BTW – a special shoutout to long-time postcard and stamp enthusiast Trevor for bringing the 150th anniversary to our attention. Thanks, Trevor for your ongoing contributions and ideas that benefit the Postcrossing community!

Until next week –
The Arndt Family

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