Two-thirds of the marriage that many railfans wished had happened, but never did. There was once hope that Missouri Pacific, Rio Grande, and Western Pacific would merge to create a single railroad that would have stretched from the gulf coast and Kansas City to the Pacific. Alas, that never happened...although all three would ultimately become part of Union Pacific! Here, UP 1982, the MP Heritage Unit, crosses over Indiana Street and the bridge that still sports "Rio Grande" in fly letters.
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