Winter Steam Festival
Fee:Regular entrance fee of $10 per vehicle or a federal pass accepted.
Location: LAT/LONG: 41.618780, -112.547260
Golden Spike National Historical Park Visitor Center
Dates & Times
Type of Event
The park will open at 9:00am and close at 5:00pm
The Jupiter will make five demonstration runs throughout the day on December 28th and 29th at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:30 PM. On December 30th the Jupiter will have a standard run schedule of 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:30 PM. The cold air allows the visitors to see more steam pour from the locomotive than they would in the summer months. This is a unique opportunity to see a steam locomotive in winter.
A hand car and motor car will be available for rides on the 28th and 29th.
A ranger program, "It's Snow Challenge: Snow Removal on the Transcontinental Railroad" will educate visitors on how snow was cleared from the tracks and the difficulties encounted by the Central Pacific Railroad as they built across the Sierra Nevadas. An additional ranger program, "Reaching for the Stars: The Naming of the Central Pacific Locomotives" explains the ecletic collection of names that graced the sides of CPRR locomotives.