Driving the Golden Spike at the Decatur Layout
On March 3, 2018 the Mid-South Division participated in the driving of the Golden Spike ceremony. The photos on this page were taken at that event.
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Jim Norris, division superintendent, prepares the golden spike.
Jim Norris, division superintendent drives the golden spike.
A close up shot as Jim Norris drives the spike home.
Celebrating the event.
Mr. Ross Malone witnesses the driving of the Golden Spike. Mr. Malone is the oldest surviving employee of the Decatur Depot.
The first train moves on the railroad.
Bill Eberle's train pulls a string of tank cars while Dave Carlton's coal drag approaches.
Visitors to the museum watch the crews through the observation windows.
An unidentified child waves to the engineer of a passing train from the train watching observation deck.