Those guys are still working on bringing the Gold Line east far enough for Dan to walk to the station .
I like one aspect of the planning . Some planner somewhere had some sense . One of the new rail bridges has a concrete railing like the old concrete railings . I like that —- a symbolic time-link to honor the past . The right railing for a rail line needs no railing . I think Abraham Lincoln said that .
There was a line about what , 1889 ? , that came to Arcadia along the same right-of-way . It died out some time in the late 1950s out this way but the tracks remained in the streets and also along some other stretches of the route .
They’ve recently torn out the old track and installed new track , or they will soon . What’s that say about how much things change and they remain the same ?
The new Arcadia station for the metro will sit on the same ground of an older station . The old station was shipped off east to some rest home for old buildings ; no one wants to visit it anymore ; they’ve forgotten about it , to tell the truth . There will be a parking structure next to the station this time around . That’s progress . I think Herbert Hoover said that .