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Uniquely Utah: Iconic ‘Rio Grande’ sign gets an upgrade

Posted at 11:11 PM, Sep 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 01:16:20-04

SALT LAKE CITY — An iconic piece of Utah’s past disappeared for a bit, but it’s back now … sort of.

The massive sign on top of the old Rio Grande train station is back after a brief absence. For seventy years or so, it has dominated the skyline at the end of 300 South in Salt Lake City.

But if you look closely, the sign is a little different than before. The old neon sign has been replaced by a new version with LED lights.

Find out more about the history behind the sign, and why it has been swapped out for a newer version in this week’s Uniquely Utah!