On Monday, May 10, 1869, today 150 years ago, the last tie was laid on the completion of the Pacific railroad, and two locomotives, the Central Pacific's Jupiter and the Union Pacific's No. 119, met at Promontory, Utah Territory. Five days later, regular train service began on America's first transcontinental railroad. Until a bridge was completed across the Missouri River in 1872, western travelers had to endure a crossing in a ferry boat from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Omaha, Nebraska. In May 1829, the first Iron Horse arrived in America, this month 190 years ago. In August 1829 it was given a trial run on a track near Honesdale, Pennsylvania.