This upcoming Monday, April 1, the Ghost Train will begin its summer hours. The train will be active at 9:00 and 9:15 p.m. every night. There will be a special circus train that runs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. that you can catch and enjoy. These summer hours will be active from April through August.
The Ghost Train is an artistic sensory experience at the Oak Leaf Trail Bridge and Capitol Drive in Shorewood. It made its inaugural run on October 31, 2016. This first-of-its kind public art installation will enable visitors to travel back in history, imagining the round-trip journey of the 'Twin Cities 400' which was operated by the Chicago & North Western Railway and crossed that same location from 1935-1963. Touted as the fastest passenger train in the world, the Chicago & North Western Railway's '400' routinely covered the 400 miles between Chicago and St. Paul, MN in just under 400 minutes - including its travel through Shorewood along the route of today's Oak Leaf Trail. The Ghost Train is the most recent phase of an exciting long-term public art vision for Shorewood, which encompasses a partnership between the Shorewood Public Art Committee and the Shorewood Historical Society to make this project happen.
Once again, a huge thank you to the Ghost Train designer Marty Peck, the Public Art Committee, and all the donors who made the Ghost Train come to life. For more information about the Ghost Train, visit the Village's website.