A silent black-and-white film documenting Henry Doorly Zoo's Omaha Zoo Railroad, Golden Spike Day event on July 23, 1968 with both color and black & white footage. Film opens with shots of the event flyer detailing the program festivities: "Welcome" by Howard Lundgren, President of Omaha Zoo Society; "Remarks" by Mrs. W. Dale Clarke; "Golden Spike Ceremony" with Mayor A. V. Sorensen and Edd H. Bailey; and the "Inaugural Run of the Omaha Zoo Railroad" powered by locomotive Number 119. Footage includes the Zoo's "Golden Spike Ceremony", conductor's preparations, individuals enjoying the inaugural ride, No. 119's coaches Edward H. Harriman (Union Pacific Railroad president, 1904-1909), General G. M. Dodge (Union Pacific Railroad chief engineer, 1866-1869), and The Golden Spike, plus a glimpse of the scenic attractions along the Zoo Railroad's route.
[Decorated in honor of Zoo Railroad benefactor Union Pacific, No. 119 is a narrow gauge replica of Union Pacific’s 119 that met at Promontory, Utah for t