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Posted on: August 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Ghost Train Hours Changing to Earlier Times

The Ghost Train

Starting September 1, the Ghost Train will be shown at earlier times. Viewers can see the train either at 7:00 or 7:15 p.m. These hours will be in effect until April 1 when summer hours begin again.

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 enables 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.

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.

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