The meeting of the rails
From what started as a suggestion by Anthony Martin (and a good one at that!) Here is the completed colorized version; I flipped the image around, repaired the cracks in the glass plate and repaired some blurred details and sadly removed some others. Not far off 100 different characters (I lost count, counted twice and went cross eyed before giving up) kudos to the person who can give an accurate head count and double kudos to the ultimate True West fan who can name them all!
The livery decoration on the engines (from what you can see of them) is taken from the replicas of both engines sited at the Golden Spike National Historic Site with what has been recognized as being the most accurate representation of the original engines.
Hard work…Anthony, but was fun to do. If anyone has any suggestions for other photos that might appreciate some colour, and knows where a good copy can be found; let me know.