Sunday, May 10, 2009

May 10, 1869.

What was it that the Engines said,
Pilots touching, head to head,
Facing on a single track,
Half a world behind each back?
- Bret Harte

On this date, one hundred and thirty-six years ago,the greatest engineering feat to date was finished. Now joined, the nation would flower, as at long last East was linked to West.

They would never look back.