Every time I go enjoy breakfast at Grand Junction's Pufferbelly Restaurant, I usually try to walk off the giant pancakes by walking around the Union Depot train station for a couple of laps before I try to drive home.

Ya can't live in Colorado and not hold a special place in your heart for the railroad. Now there is another reason to stop by Grand Junction's train station, and that's to see an impressive new mural that was just unveiled.

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Grand Junction's Newest Mural At Union Depot

New Mural at Union Depot in Grand Junction
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Grand Junction's Union Depot is at 119 Pitkin Avenue. Earlier in the week a brand-new mural was unveiled at the train station which is sure to catch the eye of those passing by. The mural was commissioned to draw attention to the renovations at Grand Junction's Union Depot and to showcase our city's connection to the railroad.

Congrats to Local Spray Artist Jeremy Velasquez.

New mural at Grand Junction's Union Depot.
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Local spray paint artist Jeremy Velasquez.did a fantastic job on this mural! The next time you are downtown, stop by and look at the colors just jump off this rail car. It is located right next to the train platform, where it was placed to be able to give people passing through on board the trains a proper glimpse of Grand Junction. A cool historical timeline decorates the bottom of the mural highlighting the different trains that ride the rails through Colorado.

Passing Through The Grand Valley

Grand Junction's Union Depot is serviced by Amtrak's California Zephyr line which runs from Chicago to the California Bay. This is the same line that lots of people use to ride the train back and forth between the Western Slope and Denver.

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For close to 50 years, Grand Junction photographer Robert Grant captured images of life on the Western Slope. As you very well know, Western Colorado and railroads go hand in hand. These are a handful of images lifted from negatives from Robert Grant's personal collection.

Gallery Credit: Waylon Jordan

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The Royal Gorge Route Railroad runs throughout the year which means you can schedule a trip just about anytime whether it's for a special occasion or just a summertime excursion. Here's a look at some of the sites you'll see on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

Gallery Credit: Zane Mathews