Building Forever

This wheels of this southbound train are causing some spray as it passes along the block between McKinney and Lamar.  The monument parallel to the tracks on the right commemorates this area, known as "The Water Screen."  An inscription near its top reads, all in capital letters, "As we build our city let us think we are building forever."

The original intention was that water would actually shoot jets arching above passing trains.  The concept was abandoned when it was deemed to be too distracting for train operators, and for nearby motorists.

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