One of the greatest achievements in American transportation history occurred at Promontory Point, Utah, on May 10, 1869. That was the day when tracks being laid from the East met those coming from the West, and two engines, the Union Pacific's 119 and the Central Pacific's Jupiter, came together in the midst of a great celebration. In 2007, replicas of these two trains joined This Is The Place Heritage Park. They were followed by the Blackhawk in 2009.
The 119, Jupiter, and the Blackhawk take guests around the Village as the conductor narrates the story of the settlement of the West. From the first whistle of the engine to the end of the journey, passengers of all ages love a train ride through The Park.
The Park's Mini Train is a favorite of children and adults. It carves a wide circle as sounds of laughter blend with the rhythm of the engine, chug-chugging its way around Settlers Pond. A ride on the Mini Train will put a smile on everyone's face!
The beautiful pond inside the train track is more than just a body of shimmering water. Its source is a natural spring that irrigates the crops at This Is The Place and also provides water for the animals. In the early spring the pond is filled with geese returning to their home in The Park.