PROMONTORY SUMMIT — The joys of working on the railroad are highlighted during the annual Railroaders Festival at the Golden Spike National Historic Site.
Everything from boiler-stoking contests to buffalo-chip-throwing contests are featured during the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. event on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Replica engines Jupiter and No. 119 will give demonstration runs throughout the day and visitors may also tour the cabs of the locomotives.
Other activities include hand car and speeder rides, re-enactments of the driving of the last spike, and 1860s period games and costume displays.
Food items may be purchased between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Admission to the festival is free.
The historic site, located on the spot where the first transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, is 32 miles west of Brigham City via Interstate 15’s Exit 365 and state roads 13 and 83.
For more information, call 435-471-2209 or visit www.nps.gov/gosp.