Special Event

Winter Steam Festival


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


Saturday, December 28, 2019


9:00 AM


8 hours

Type of Event

Living History

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. 

Reservation or Registration: No