Frisco, Texas, museum to hold Golden Spike anniversary watch party

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Photo opportunities with Big Boy No. 4018 will be part of the Museum of the American Railroad's Transcontinental Railroad Watch Party in Frisco, Texas.
TRAINS: Jim Wrinn

FRISCO, Texas — The Museum of the American Railroad will hold a “watch party” for the sesquicentennial of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad this Friday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event at the Frisco Discovery Center will feature guest speakers, live streaming of celebrations from Promontory Summit, Utah, tours of the “TrainTopia” model train exhibit, and special photo opportunities with the museum’s Union Pacific Big Boy, No. 4018, one of just eight of the 4-8-8-4s to be saved and sister locomotive to the one Union Pacific has restored as part of the railroad’s 150th-anniversary celebration.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available online at or in person at TrainTopia at the Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, Texas, 75034. Space is limited.

Contact the museum at (972) 951-5208 for more information.

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