This shot seemed really appropriate on this day in particular. Why? Took this pictures 28 years (to the day) since the merger of Rio Grande and Southern Pacific. The merger went through on October 13, 1988. 28 years later and the bridge over Indiana Street in western Arvada still has "Rio Grande" painted on it. And mostly likely will until this bridge is eventually replaced when Indiana Street is widened to four lanes. No specific plans for doing so exist at the time of the picture. Oh, and there is a nice ballast train rolling east in to Leyden in the shot, too!
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