It used to be common place to find coal train tied down in the siding at Leyden From 1997 to 2003 or so, the chances of finding a train tied down here were greater than finding the siding empty! However, when the Bypass tracks were built connecting the Moffat to the Belt, this increased capacity in Denver and reduced the need to for trains to tie down here. Then, around 2005, the citizens that live around Leyden petitioned the City of Arvada to prevent UP from parking trains here for extended periods (due to the noise and the diesel exhaust). Not sure if any ordinance was passed, but UP stopped using Leyden on a regular basis for tying down trains. If tying down a train was necessary, it was done at Rocky.
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