In the September issue of Marker Lights we asked if anyone could remember exactly what the sign on the upper section of the sliding door between the roundhouse and machine shop read. Paul Volosyn and Grant Geist thought that to the best of their memories the original message conveyed on the sign was, "The Time Now Is The Time For Safety". Grant posted the photo above on our Facebook page to help illustrate their belief. The undated photo actually shows the roundhouse wall before the sliding door was added and the offices to the left of the doorway were reconfigured as they are today with the crew room and archives above. And, of course, that is 4070 in the background in the early stage of dis-assembly.
Now that the mystery has been solved, we can make plans to repaint the sign. The message it conveyed in the past is still relevant to our volunteers and contractors today.